Which Part Of The Water Pipes Are You Responsible For?
Which Part Of The Water Pipes Are You
Are you confused about what is your
responsibility when it comes to the water pipes in your home?
Generally speaking the home owner is responsible
for the pipe leading from the external stop tap at the property boundary into
the home. This means for any lead pipes found or perhaps a leak within that
area of pipeline that would be the home owner’s responsibility to maintain and
repair. We have created an image to show you an idea of the pipeline positioning
and boundaries leading to your home!
If you live within an apartment building/block
of flats the responsibility for leaks etc. within the supply pipe would fall on
the factor for the building to correct.
If however you live in an area in which your water
main is private and not adopted by Scottish Water then you are responsible for
the full main, communication pipe and supply pipe into your home.
If you fear you have a leak or lead pipes in the
area you are responsible for don’t panic! Call us on 01389 872 229 and we can
visit your property and locate any issues.