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Lead

Lead

Our water mains aren’t made of lead, and there’s virtually no lead in the drinking water that leaves our treatment works. However, you may have a lead pipe feeding your property or in your internal plumbing, and 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 maximum levels of lead permitted in drinking water, although the Department of Health recommends you should try to reduce lead levels even further – particularly if you’re pregnant or have young children.