Dangers of Lead in drinking water

How does lead get get into my water?

Although the use of lead water pipes has been banned in the UK construction industry since the 1970s, there is a legacy of properties which still have lead supplies.

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) issued this report into how lead can enter the water supply, how harmful it is and what you can do to safeguard yourself and your family’s health.

Click on the DWI Logo to see the report.

What is the industry advice on lead?

This video, created by WaterSafe, gives a great insight into what the water industry recommends, especially if you have a property which is supplied by a lead service pipe.

The WaterSafe scheme is supported by the government watchdogs for drinking water, in; 

What is the global position on Lead in water?

WHO (World Health Organisation ) have an informative piece on the dangers of exposure to lead and the effects on the human body, especially during early years when the body is developing and also in later years when exposure is compounded.

Click the WHO logo to discover more.

There is also a more detailed document published by WHO which looks to establish guidelines for the quality of drinking water. The button below will launch an external WHO document in .PDF format.


If, after considering the independent advice above, you are concerned about a lead supply serving your property, please contact us and we’d be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote to replace your lead pipework. For more information on our supply pipe services, please click here.