When replacing lead pipes can I get help to cover the cost?

If you're considering replacing any lead pipes inside your home, it might be an idea to speak to your local council to see if they have any grants available to help with the cost.

Usually, the environmental health or housing department would be best placed to give you advice on this. All pipes within the boundary of your property are your responsibility to replace and maintain. However, if your external water supply pipe (the pipe that brings water into your home from our water main in the street) is made of lead and you're considering replacing this, we have a scheme whereby we will connect your new pipe free of charge and replace any section of lead pipe beyond your property boundary up the main in the street.

More details about this scheme can be found here.

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