Who is responsible for water pipes?
Who is responsible for water pipes and leaks?
|Pipes||Description of pipe||Responsibility|
|Water main||This is the large underground pipe which usually is found in the highway or road||Our responsibility|
|Communication pipe||This is the underground pipe that runs from the water main to the boundary of the street (where the water main is laid)||Our responsibility|
|Supply pipe||This is the underground pipe that runs from the street boundary (where the water main is laid) to the internal stop tap in your home (usually under the kitchen sink)||Your responsibility (if you’re the owner)|
You can report a leak that is our responsibility, by completing our online form.
There are circumstances where responsibility is different and further details can be found here:
- Individual supplies where pipework is laid in a different way
- Water mains that are located alongside the road
- Multiple-occupancy properties
- Shared supplies
If you have a leak and are a non household customer please refer to your chosen retailer for further information. For information on retailers please click here.