Lead Pipe Replacement
Many old supplies still have lead feeds. Schemes have now been instigated to reduce lead in water supplies due to the hazardous effects to health in consumption. It is your responsibility to replace the pipework from your internal stop valve to your property boundary. We will replace these pipes with plastic MDPE which will not only ensure the safety of your water, but last much longer. Plastic does not corrode, and is therefore not subject to any scaling or ‘build up’ on the inner surfaces.
You will need to contact the water authority if you wish for the lead to be removed on their side, due to change in policies, we now are unable to make this request on your behalf.
Get in touch
Call us on 0333 335 9929 and tell us about your problem. Don’t worry, won't ‘hard sell’, we’ll just ask a few basic questions about the job.
Get an estimate
We can usually give you an estimate without coming out to you – we use Google Earth and 3D imaging to see what problem is.
Get the job done
If you’re happy with the estimate, we will arrange a site visit. We will have seen problems like yours before and successfully fixed them
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the external pipe work the Water Board’s responsibility?
Afraid not, the underground water pipe from the valve in the pavement leading to and entering your house is your responsibility. When you bought your house, you bought the pipe!
How long will I be without water?
Usually 15 minutes.
What about mess inside and outside my house?
All excavations are backfilled and reinstated. Our operatives clean up after each job as part of a day’s work and take their boots off to work inside.
What do I need to do regarding the Water Authority?
If you are old lead or have a shared supply, we will need the water board to complete further works. It is important that this is in place before hand as their application process can take up to 28 days. We are unable to complete any application forms on your behalf, but your water authority can assist you with this. You will need to give us verbal permission to speak to the water authority about your water pipes.
Can Mole Group improve my mains water pressure?
We can’t guarantee an improvement in mains pressure without coming out to site, but particularly where we replace lead pipes with plastic we invariably see improvements in water pressure and flow rate, sometimes by as much as 500%.
Where To Find Us
Mole HQ, Wirral
Mole Group Utilities Ltd, 180-200 Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7RJ
Unit 3 Ayton Workshops, 25 Raby Cross, Commercial Road, Byker, NE6 2FF
33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AD
6 South Wing, Mansion House, Devington, Exminster, Devon, EX6 8UJ
Fronfellen House, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9TF