Lead Water Mains Replacement

There are multiple reasons why a water main replacement is needed ranging from a burst pipe to replacement of old lead pipes. We deal with these situations daily and have specialist tools at the ready to allow us to complete the work fast, efficiently and causing the minimum disruption.

For over 3 years, we helped Cheshire West Council to complete their task of removing their lead water mains on tenanted domestic properties.

All RPD engineers are experts in the use of trenchless technology, particularly Impact Moling, for the water main replacement.

We often use our expertise in this field to assist other leading plumbing & drainage companies, networking companies, security companies and insurance companies in the UK to repair and renew underground pipes, ducts and cables using techniques that minimise disruption.

This trenchless water main replacement technique is ideal for using in driveways, paths, car-parks, golf courses and gardens where new or replacement water mains services are required without disturbing the surface above.

Using our specialist moling technique is of benefit to both our clients and the environment for the following reasons.

  • We can easily install water mains, ducts, cables and underground services
  • More cost effective than traditional trenching methods
  • Minimal / no excavation beyond necessary launch pits or termination points for the installed service
  • Minimal disruption to the customer's property

RPD engineers are also equipped with listening apparatus that we can use to locate and trace the position of leaking underground water mains. Allowing us to fix the water mains quickly and efficiently.

Do you require a water main replacement?

We work closely with United Utilities as part of the Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme. Could you qualify? Find our more information by clicking here.

A few useful tips to distinguish if you have a leaking supply pipe and require a water main replacement are:

  • Damp patch in the garden, driveway or anywhere during dry weather
  • Grass is greener in some places more than others
  • Marked drop in water pressure
  • Constant hissing noise from your water pipes