Specially developed ‘no dig’ technology reduces the risk of lead dissolving into the water supply in older buildings and homes by restoring not replacing lead pipes, experts from Pipe Restoration Services said today.
Up to 40% of properties in the UK are supplied with water through lead service pipes – the main contributor of dissolved lead in drinking water. Houses and buildings built before 1970 are most likely to have lead pipes.
The legal limit of lead in drinking water was reduced from 25 micrograms per litre to 10 micrograms in 2013. Yet, in some parts of the UK, the new standard is still not being met. Continue reading PRS: ‘No dig’ technology holds key to reducing risk of lead in water