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I believe the water company are responsible for the quality of your water from your tap. If there are lots of properties in your area with lead piping, the company will probably be dosing with phosphoric acid to reduce the solubility of the acid in water, so the water will be safe. If in doubt, contact your local water company and if that fails contact the drinking water inspectorate or Offwat.

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If a rental property has lead piping for the water supply, is there any obligation on the landlord to have it replaced?

I am sure that it is the water company’s responsibility of the up keep of the pipe up to the isolation valve in the main street.

It is the homeowner’s responsibility of the up keep of the water pipe between isolation valve outside and the mains stop **** inside the house.

After the stop **** it is the owner’s responsibility or their plumbing maintenance providers.

Most plumbing maintenance agreements only cover pipe work after the mains stop ****.

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The owner is responsible for the maintenance of the PIPE. The water company is responsible for the WATER, so they alter the water so the lead pipes are not a problem.

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