What should I do if I have lead plumbing?

There are no lead water mains in use within our region. When drinking water leaves our treatment works it is free from lead.

However, there may be lead pipework from the water main into and within your home, particularly if it was built before 1970. Other pipes such as galvanised iron can also release lead into the water.

Therefore, on the journey to your tap, drinking water may pick up lead as the water comes into contact with these sources.

Find out more lead pipes and water.