My water supply

The water leaving our treatment works and travelling along our network of pipes is virtually lead-free.

Until the 1960's lead was the preferred material for pipework, hence the word plumbing from the Latin for lead: 'plumbum'. Lead was also used in the manufacture of solder to join the pipes.

If you suspect that you have lead pipes, then please contact us and we will be happy to check the lead content of your tap water.