In soft water supply areas there is a greater likelihood of lead from pipes being present in the water. Children, infants and pregnant women are the most susceptible to any adverse health effects from lead. More detailed information can be found from the drinking water inspectorate.
Lead water pipes are also susceptible to leaking. If you have a meter fitted to your supply and your water pipe develops a leak you may know that as the occupier, you unfortunately are responsible for the metered water lost.
Underground connections ltd is a small family run company based in St Austell, Cornwall. We are underground water pipe specialists and replace many of these pipes throughout Devon & Cornwall using trenchless pipe laying. This method is often the best option as we send the new pipe under the surface, avoiding the need to dig long trenches though your property, this also avoids disturbance to you and hugely reduces costs.
If you are a customer of South West Water, they have a policy that if you replace the lead water pipe for which you are responsible for, South West Water will replace the lead water pipe for which they are responsible for, free of charge.
If you would like a survey to confirm the material & the quality of your water supply pipe, or would like a free quotation for the replacement please do not hesitate to contact us.