Bedford lead replacement programme

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From August 2016, we’re back in Bedford, working to remove and replace old lead pipework.

This planned work replaces lead communication pipes - the section of the pipe which we are responsible for and normally runs from the water main to the property boundary.
This work is the start of a new phase of lead replacement work planned in and around Bedford due to the high incidence of lead pipes in the area.

We’ve planned to work in 45 streets in and around Bedford. For the scheduled programme of works please click on the link below. Please note, these dates may alter as we work through the programme so please refer back to this page for up to date information.

Whilst we are working in your road:

  • There may be some disruption as we will have to dig in roads and footpaths. Access to roads and driveways may be restricted at some times of the day.
  • We may need to turn your water off when it is time to connect up the new pipework, if this happens we will write to you 48 hours beforehand, in a separate letter.
  • If you are concerned about lead please check our lead page for ways to reduce lead in drinking water or call the Lead Advice Line 0345 070 3445 for information or to book a free lead test.
  • To find out about replacing your lead pipework, speak to our Connections team or call 0345 60 66 087.
  • Visit the WaterSafe website for information on approved plumbers and underground installers who can replace your lead pipework.

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