Aging water pipes are a great concern for many people. Many of the pipes in the United States have lived beyond their lifespans, which will lead to several problems: health issues, like lead exposure, which can cause learning and behavioral disorders in children and lead poisoning, leaking pipes, plumbing problems, etc.
Also, the quality of tap water in both residential and commercial facilities may be compromised due to aging pipes. The taste, odor, and safety of water will greatly be affected, resulting in them unsafe to use or intake.
What You Should Do:
Replacing aging water pipes require a lot of work, money, and manpower. It’s quite impossible to do all of this right away. It is possible to replace them one by one, but it will still take time as it will also depend on the budget. What you can do is to increase your awareness and education, as well as your team’s, on aging pipes.
A good alternative to changing pipes is closely monitoring them that they don’t affect the water going through the buildings. The water flowing into the water pipes can be filtered, chlorinated, or go through processes to make sure that they are safe for drinking or intaking.