Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme


If your home was built before 1970 you could be eligible for a lead pipe replacement, take a moment to check for lead pipes. It's quick, easy and could be one of the most important things you do.

The lead replacement scheme came into practice to help reduce the amount of lead content in our drinking water as it has now become a possible risk to you and people who live in your home. It is necessary for you to take required action by removing this threat from your water supply. Once you have a new water supply installed then usually for free, your local water authority will replace the lead water main pipe to your boundary.

You will need to find out if your property will be accepted onto the lead pipe replacement scheme and common supply pipe replacement scheme. You can do this by contacting your local water authorities contact team and completing an application.

If you would like to make a online application please contact the lead pipe replacement local water authorities:

Anglian Water – 0345 60 66 087
Severn Trent – 0800 707 6600 – Severn Trent Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme
South Staffs Water – 0845 345 1399 – South Staffs Lead Replacement Scheme
United Utilities – 0345 072 6067 – United Utilities Lead Replacement Scheme
Yorkshire Water – 0345 1 24 24 24 – Yorkshire Water Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme

Just Give Us A Call on 08000 654 111

To see what we can do for you call our specialist lead pipe replacement team for an initial assessment. Phone or contact us online and we reply within 24 hours for an initial consultation with a fully accredited engineer.

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There are a number of simple, everyday changes that can help to reduce the impact of lead in your drinking water. It is advisable to flush your pipes before drinking and to only use cold water for cooking, drinking and baby formula. The longer the water has been standing in the pipes the more lead it may contain; this is especially true first thing in the morning. You may choose to purchase and drink bottled water or to have a special filter fitted although some particles can still pass through these filters. For further information please refer to the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) or your local water authority.

Changing your lead pipes for a modern, plastic (MDPE) water supply pipe is the only guaranteed way to eliminate the risk completely and is a far more cost-effective method than other techniques such as relining the pipes with epoxy resin. At PipeLine Services our dedicated team can provide you with an accurate and competitive quote for renewing your lead supply pipe giving you both peace of mind and superior quality drinking water. Your renewal would be handled by our expert replacement team and would be carried out by our specialist engineers using the latest trenchless technology.