Have you got lead pipes?
A third of properties in the North West built before 1970 are believed to still have some lead plumbing.
If you live in an older property, you could have a lead supply pipe – the underground pipe which connects your home to the public water mains, and possibly some lead pipes inside the home too.
Traces of lead in your water supply can present a health risk, especially to children under six years old, and to pregnant mums.
If you do have lead pipes, there’s plenty you can do to minimise the risks to you and your family.