Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) – Their Thoughts On Replacing Lead Pipes

We are frequently asked the questions, are lead pipes safe and the importance of undertaking lead pipe replacement work!  Basically, the answers are NO lead pipes are not safe, and YES it’s extremely important to check if you have lead pipework in your home or commercial property, and if you do get it replaced.

There is a lead pipe replacement scheme available. Get in touch to see if you are eligible.

 Water companies in England and Wales are regulated by the DWI. Among other things they are responsible to ensure that all water companies supply you with safe drinking water– which is lead free. Check out their website for further information.

Water companies cannot however be responsible for the water after it leaves the service pipeline – the point at which the water supply meets the supply pipe to your property / home. At this point it is your responsibility to ensure that the pipework is fit for purpose and maintained.

The DWI and water companies advise that property owners replace all lead pipes with new copper or plastic pipes, which have been approved for use where drinking water is provided. There is a definite risk to health, especially in the very young, where water is supplied through lead pipes. The possibility of water contamination is very real and should not be ignored.

If you are unsure if you have lead pipes, then give us a call and we can advise you on what to do next.   Check out our recent blog on The Importance of Replacement Water Mains which explains things to look for when checking if you have lead pipes.

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Call us today to discuss lead pipe replacement.

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At Pipeline Services it is our mission to help as many home owners and commercial property owners as possible to have lead pipe replacement work carried out.

It is important to assess all pipework to find out if lead pipe replacement is necessary in the property.  Lead pipes should be checked regularly, and lead pipe repair work should never be left untreated.

If you’re unsure and don’t want to take any risks, then give the team at Pipeline Services a call 0800 808 5526 and we’ll arrange an assessment with you to clarify if you do need lead pipe replacement or lead pipe repair.

Pipeline Services are a leading specialist contractor for the domestic, commercial and industrial market.  Based in Manchester, we specialise in all aspects of lead pipe repair and lead pipe replacement work. Our team are highly skilled, and we operate to guidelines set by industry regulators. No client is too big or too small.

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