Q. DO THE REGULATIONS OR BYELAWS REQUIRE ME TO REMOVE OLD LEAD PIPES?

A. No - The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws do not require lawfully installed fittings to be modified or removed.

However it is widely recognised that lead can have a harmful affect and most water supplier’s recommend and encourage the replacement of old lead pipes.

If you are concerned about lead in drinking water talk to your water supplier.

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