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Lead Replacement

aLead Replacement

Until the 1960′s service pipes were commonly made out of lead or iron. The majority of them have not been replaced and remain in use. Small amounts of lead and rust from such pipes can find their way into water supplies, even though utility companies treat the water to minimise the degree to which this happens.

Older pipes, such as those installed before 1970, also tend to result in poorer flows due to their smaller diameters. These pipes tend to be prone to higher levels of leakage.

Utility Moling Solutions can estimate the cost of replacing your pipes using a trenchless method known as moling. Depending on ground type excavation may be required. This may require the use of vehicles such as mini diggers. In some cases, your local utility company will replace the lead or iron from your boundary to the water supply in the highway, free of charge (contact your utility company for further information).

Whether you have a burst or leaking water main, an unvented cylinder upgrade requirement or planned improvement works at your home or business, Utility Moling Solutions can install a new 25mm or larger MDPE (plastic) pipe from your internal stop tap to your boundary stop tap.

By using specialist trench less technologies such as Moling, we aim to deliver a quick, clean and hassle free solution in returning your home to a leak free and water tight condition.

The immediate benefits of installing a new MDPE main to your home are clear to see! 
  • Cleaner lead free drinking water

  • Increased water pressure

  • Increased Flow rate

  • Reduced Waste


This will depend on the length of pipe work that needs to be installed. The best way to determine this is to:

A: Measure from the boundary of your garden closest to yor water meter or stop valve in the pavement.

B: To the stop valve inside your property, this will give you a very good indication of the length of pipe you require to be replaced in meters.

We charge a minimum of 10 meters for any mains replacement and £42 per meter thereafter:

xxxxUp to 10 linear meters: £600xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Up to 18 linear meters: £936

xxxxUp to 11 linear meters:  £642xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxUp to 19 linear meters:  £978

xxxxUp to 12 linear meters:  £684xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxUp to 20 linear meters:  £1020

xxxxUp to 13 linear meters:  £726xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxUp to 21 linear meters:  £1062

xxxxUp to 14 linear meters:  £768  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxUp to 22 linear meters: £1104

xxxxUp to 15 linear meters:  £810xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxUp to 23 linear meters  £1146

xxxxUp to 16 linear meters:  £852xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxUp to 24 linear meters:  £1188

xxxxUp to 17 linear meters:  £894xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxUp to 25 linear meters:  £1230


If you require a quote for a distance of more than 25 meters please contact a member of staff who will be able to provide you with a quote.

Please contact us if you wish to get a quote to repair pipe only.