We specialize in water service replacement in The Greater Toronto area
If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and receive your potable water — that is, water that is safe for human consumption — from the City of Toronto, and your home was built prior to the mid-1950s, then you may need water service replacement due to concerns about the pipes that deliver water to your home. According to the city, pipes running from the water main to homes built before the mid-1950s were likely made of lead, increasing the chance of lead getting into drinking water.
The City of Toronto has a water service replacement program for pipes running from the water main to private residences and other structures. But once pipes reach the homeowner’s property line and run inside the residence, replacement is the responsibility of the individual homeowner.
Questions About Water Service Replacement
New Canadian Drain & Plumbing has decades of experience in water replacement service, and can handle all aspects of the job in a timely and cost effective manner. Some of the questions we get from homeowners about lead pipes and lead in drinking water are:
- My home was built in 1960. Am I safe? According to the City of Toronto, lead pipes were used prior to the 1950s, so it is unlikely you have to worry about lead in your drinking water.
- I have little or no confidence in city contractors to change pipes that run to my property. Can New Canadian Drain & Plumbing do it instead? Not for pipes running to your property. The City of Toronto has already contracted with certain companies to do the work.
- Should I get my water tested? The City of Toronto regularly monitors and tests its water, and is also testing for the presence of lead in affected neighborhoods.
- What is the best way to get my water pipes replaced or upgraded? In most cases, water replacement service is best handled by a company like New Canadian Drain & Plumbing because of our knowledge, experience, and access to the right tools and techniques. This is not the kind of job for someone who is not a licensed plumber.
For homeowners considering water service replacement, our team of licensed plumbers and support staff understand what it takes to get the job done and is committed to providing excellent value and customer service. All of the work we do conforms to standards and regulations set forth by the National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC). The NPC, last updated in 2010, sets standards for the design and installation of plumbing and related systems in homes and other buildings throughout the country.
The NPC talks about many installation issues that plumbers and homeowners should be aware of, including potable water, fixture drains, traps, and wet venting. In terms of the water that comes into your home, the pressure per square inch cannot exceed 80 pounds; anything beyond that would require the installation of a device known as a pressure relief valve (PRV), sometimes also referred to as a pressure reducing valve or pressure regulator valve.
Modern Underground Boring
Modern Underground Boring method is an excellent, cost efficient alternative rather then disturbing your finished landscapes and structures.
Upgrade pipes to increase your water pressure with cleaner quality water.
Modern Underground Boring equipment is used to lay water lines with minimal digging.
Compared to conventional methods. Modern Underground Boring method of laying waterlines cuts down on set-up time and is more cost effective than digging large holes on your property. Your landscape is not disturbed, which is also a cost effective benefit of the Modern Underground Boring method of laying water lines.