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Lead Remediation

Many countries are adopting remediation programs as a result of the new water quality standards. The problem lies in who is responsible for the remediation.

Who is
Responsible?

In most cases, the city is only responsible for the “public” sections of the piping system, which include the Municipal Water Main and only the portion of the service line from the municipal main to the homeowners’ property line. Any piping located on the homeowners’ property is the responsibility of the homeowner. Even if the City remediates the public section of the piping, this does not alleviate the issue of lead in the drinking water, and in most cases, can in fact cause higher levels of lead in the homeowners’ water supply.

If you are a renter, the owner of your residence may be responsible for the quality of water pipes within the building you occupy or use. Check with your landlord or local housing council on persons responsible for your property.

There are generally three types of remediation available; Orthophosphate Dosing, Pipe Replacement, and Epoxy Pipe Lining. To find out more about each of them, click on the links in the navigation.

Lead in schools

The nation has not only watched a tragedy unfold in Flint, Michigan, where the drinking water was severely contaminated by lead, but has also been fixated on headlines about lead in schools.

Lead-free, Leak-free

Built before 1988, this California house, plumbed with copper pipes, had leaks. The owner was looking for a solution that would protect his home's piping system from leaking and prevent the associated water damage to his home.

Hong Kong Lead Trial

In the summer of 2015, Hong Kong residents discovered some alarming information regarding lead in their drinking water. An estimated 30,000 public housing units and an undisclosed number of schools and private housing units were shown to have lead levels of well over the World Health Organisation's (WHO) cut off level of 10ug/I (10 parts per billion).

Wessex

To assess the reduction in lead concentration at the customer's tap after lining a 42m long supply and communication pipe using the ePIPE process. Initial lead reading 7.45µg/l.

UK lead hot spot

Neighborhood Lead (Pb) Hotspot: On-going water quality checks by a major UK water utility identified what is commonly referred to as a "lead hot spot" in a residential estate. The hot spot involved 17 homes running along 2 streets.

Severn Trent

In the UK a significant number of properties are supplied using a lead service pipe. Lead is a cumulative poison that affects the nervous system and children are particularly vulnerable as it affects both their physical and intellectual development.

Birmingham

In December 2013 the EU adopted the new World Health Organization (WHO) quality standard for lead in drinking water of 10 μg/l (10 ppb). The ePIPE lining and system of application provides an effective answer to water pipe communication or supply line replacement for either lead or leakage programs.

Lyndley

Lydney is a small town on the west bank of the River Severn, close to the Forest of Dean. Around 100 residential properties, in four areas across the town, were selected to have their service pipes, from the mains connection in the street to the first tap inside the property, treated with ePIPE technology from Pipe Restoration Services (PRS).

LeadSmart Solution

Since the lead water scandal in Flint was uncovered there’s been a growing health concern over poisonous pipes releasing unsafe lead & copper levels into drinking water. Today there are still millions of lead pipes in the ground around the world releasing dangerous amounts of lead into drinking water.

Got Lead?

ePIPE is MORE than just Leak Protection. The patented ePIPE process is a proven solution for reduction of lead in drinking water due to lead pipes and/or lead contributors. ePIPE effectively reduces lead levels to well below the EPA guidelines and also protects against leaks and other forms of corrosion in piping systems. ePIPE has been chosen in schools, HOA’s, single family homes and multiple other types of properties as a solution for lead and leaks.

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