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Are old Water Pipes Responsibility of Water Board?

Postby P Harper » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:48 am

I read somewhere that if you have water pipes laid before 1930, it's the water board's responsibility to make sure that they are safe. Our pipes are old and we get red (rust?) in the water. Can anyone confirm that this is the case?
P Harper


Postby Barbastelle » Tue May 04, 2021 2:10 am

The pipes from within your boundary land are your responsibility IF only servicing your water.
If you have lead pipes to your house/flat they will be replaced FREE of charge.
You have rust in your water pipes. remove any filter on a tap to see the rust. Maybe the toilet will not occasionally not stop refilling if a Torbec inlet valve is fitted. This may be because of rust in it, and not necessarily a fault of it.
Rust in the water means you have a steel pipe to your house/flat.
If house easy to replace as the pipe with 25mm DMPE is only about £16 for 25metres. It is putting it in they ground the hard bit. 0.75metres deep to 1.35m, no more. Will need a Double Check Valve.
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