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Lead & Iron Replacement

Want to replace your lead or iron pipes? Please read the Lead Pipe Replacement information below which explains our Lead Replacement Procedure.

05/01/21 – Following the recent lockdown announcement and updated COVID19 guidance, we are not currently accepting any new applications for lead replacements. We will continuously review this decision in line with any government changes to the guidelines and open again for applications as soon as it is safe to do so. Any existing lead applications will remain open and we will contact you shortly to discuss the next steps.

 

Lead and iron were commonly used on water supply pipes until the 1960s. It has been found that although we treat the water to minimise it, small amounts of lead can find their way into the water, as can rust from the iron pipes. These pipes are older and they are more prone to leaking. Additionally, as they are smaller they have a poorer water flow.