Last Updated: 2 Dec 21

Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme

Lead pipes can cause long-term damage to your health. If you suspect that you have lead pipes at your home, you may need them replaced as soon as possible. At RPD NW, we work alongside United Utilities for their lead pipe replacement scheme and are in contact with them daily. Because we come recommended by United Utilities, we can carry out all the work and get it certified without further inspections being required. This will save you time and money.


Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme

If you live in a property that was built before 1970, there's a good chance there could be a lead water pipe in your home. The Lead Replacement Scheme was introduced to help eliminate any potentially harmful materials from your drinking water supply at home (Domestic Lead Remediation (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2016). 

United Utilities are offering a £550 grant to those people who want to replace their lead supply pipes in their homes. Replacing these pipes will get rid of any harmful substances which pump through your lead pipes in your home.  

If you would like to apply for the Lead Pipe Replacement grant, get in contact with our team today to find out how to apply. 


How it works

Your water main is divided into 2 sections. The section of the pipe that runs under your house is your responsibility and the section that runs separately from your house is the responsibility of your water supplier. When you replace lead pipes, both sections of the water main will require replacing. Under the lead pipe replacement scheme, we will replace the pipes that belong to United Utilities free of charge when you get your own water main replaced. This applies for both separate supply pipes and common supply pipes.

For more information on the Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme, click here.


Why Choose RPD NW

Other drainage companies will carry out the work and then require an official from United Utilities to inspect the work. This is a lengthy and potentially costly procedure. At RPD NW, we are recommended by United Utilities and are authorised to carry out our own inspections. Our trenchless water main replacement technique means that work can be carried out with a minimum of disruption for yourself.

We have over 15 years of experience in plumbing and drainage and have built up a reputation as being experts. We also work with Wirral Borough Council to remove lead pipes from tenanted properties. Not only do we offer fantastic value for money, but the quality of our work will last.

If you would like to apply for the lead pipe replacement scheme, call us today on 07415 104247 or fill in this form.

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