Replacing lead piping

Thorp Forumite Posts: 1
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We have lead piping under the floor boards in our Victorian house. After a leak in these pipes, our plumber has done a temporary fix and said that the water board will replace these lead pipes for free. Is this correct and do we contact Thames Water to sort this?. Many thanks


  • tacpot12
    tacpot12 Forumite Posts: 7,523
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    Have a read of these two links. The second gives you a phone number to call: 

    Lead | Water quality | Help | Thames Water
    your-water-codes-of-practice.pdf (
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • phsci
    phsci Forumite Posts: 70
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    That leaflet is wrong. "Lead content in drinking water. The regulatory standard for lead content in drinking water is 10 parts per million, or 10mg/l. "  The standard is actually 10 parts per billion, or 10µg/l (micrograms per litre).
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