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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Related Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get in touch about replacing lead pipes?

If you want to replace a lead pipe, you can fill in an online application form or call us on 0345 072 6082.

Before I replace lead pipes what can I do in the short term?

There are a few simple things you can do to minimise any health risks from lead pipes

How will I know if I have lead pipes?

Many houses built before 1970 have lead plumbing and also a lead supply pipe (the underground pipe which connects your home to the water main in the street).