rjb wrote:Mick F wrote:The Southwest Water chappy 15 years ago - when there were mains water issues in the village - said to me that they wouldn't give planning permission for a house here these days as they couldn't provide a decent water supply.
When i lived in Plymouth, not far from Friary Station in a victorian terrace we had lead pipes delivering our water. They didnt upgrade to copper until i was in my teens - during the 1960's. Perhaps they havent got as far as gunnislake yet. You may even be relying on Drakes leat.
Rust in the system.
They injected some sort of plastic coating into the pipes to seal them. The job took weeks as they isolated lengths of pipework to do it right through.
We still have reddy brown deposits from time to time in our hot water system as no doubt it's settled in the bottom of the hot water tank. Not seen any deposits for a couple of months, but even though the job was done 15 years ago, it's took it's time to finally clean out.