Lead Pipe Renewal
Do I have lead water supply pipes?
If your property was built before 1970 then there is a chance that you have lead water pipes. Lead pipe is banned because of the adverse affect to health, and it is recommended that exposure to lead is minimised as far as possible.
If you are uncertain whether you have lead pipes then check the pipe where it enters your property, usually at the internal stop valve under the kitchen sink or in a downstairs bathroom or toilet. Lead pipes are dark grey and soft and, if gently scraped with a coin, you will see the shiny, silver-coloured metal.
What to do next
We can renew the water supply pipe from the boundary of your property up to the internal stop valve with new MDPE pipe. Call us to arrange a no-obligation quotation and we can discuss with you the best route and method to lay your new pipe. Usually we will lay pipes by moling them under the surface using a compressed air driven mole which minimises the need for us to dig on your property. We will take your new pipe in to your property and join up with your existing supply inside your property, usually at the point where your rising main is located currently.
R&D Water Engineers is a South West Water approved company. We are also highways accredited and all our engineers are qualified in Streetworks which means that we are able to apply for permission from the council and carry out works in the public highway should this prove necessary.