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Water Supply

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his Department will take steps to ensure water companies are responsible for water supply pipes to homes. (302112)

Water companies are responsible for water mains and the supply pipes that run to the boundary of individual properties. Householders are responsible for the pipes within their curtilage. The Government have no plans to change these arrangements.