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Our water mains aren’t made of lead, and there’s virtually no lead in the drinking water leaving our treatment works. However, you may have a lead pipe feeding your property or in your internal plumbing. If so, small amounts of lead may dissolve into your water.

If your house was built after 1970 or has had all its pipework replaced since then, it’s unlikely to have lead pipework.

There’s virtually no risk to health from the levels of lead allowed in drinking water. However, the Department of Health recommends you should try to reduce lead levels even further – particularly if you’re pregnant or have young children.

If you're worried about lead in your drinking water supply, let us know and we'll collect samples. If we find lead is coming from one of our pipes, we’ll replace that pipework and give you advice on what to do next. 

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