Water Service Replacement /Upgrade


If you are looking for a team of professional plumbers in Pickering and Durham Region who can upgrade your water service line and replace any old lead pipes, Caldwell Plumbing is here to help. The City of Toronto, the GTA and Durham Region, often request homeowners to replace their water service lines as they are replacing water meters throughout the city. If your home was built before the 1950s, it is likely that you have old lead or galvanized pipes that lead into your home and will need to be replaced with newer copper piping.


Homeowners are responsible for the water service line that runs from their home to the property line, while the city is responsible for the section of piping from the property line to the main water system. At Caldwell Plumbing, we specialize in water service upgrades in Durham Region and the GTA.

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Benefits of Upgrading Your Water Service

Water service upgrades are not just for the benefit of the city, they are for the benefit of your home and your family’s safety. There are many great reasons to invest in this service including the ones listed below:

Replace Lead & Galvanized Piping

Lead and galvanized piping are outdated materials that need to be replaced to improve the quality and safety of water in your home. Lead plumbing pipes specifically need to be replaced immediately as they can pose a health risk to homeowners and their families. As water flows through your piping, it can pick up lead and if consumed, can have negative effects on humans. Repeated exposure can lead to health consequences such as damage to your nervous system, cardiovascular system, kidneys, and more. If you schedule to have your half of the water service line upgraded, you can ask that the city replace their half at the same time. At Caldwell Plumbing, we can help you with the details of these projects.

Improved Water Pressure

If your home has low water pressure, it could very easily be related to your galvanized or lead pipes being corroded and resulting in leaks or blockages in your water service line. Additionally, these older pipes can range drastically in diameter size, with some being entirely too small to supply your home with the water and water pressure that it needs. When you upgrade your water service line, you can expect higher and more consistent water pressure throughout your home.

Leak Detection

While replacing and upgrading your water service line and your water meter, it’s standard for us to check for any kind of leaks that may be occurring throughout your plumbing system. Water leaks can cause a large amount of damage to your home and can sometimes be undetectable by homeowners for a long time. This is a great way to ensure that your home’s plumbing is in good shape for the future.

A New Water Meter

Water meters allow the City to automatically collect information about your water consumption for billing purposes. When you upgrade your water service line, you will be supplied with a new water meter to help better track and communicate the water usage in your home.

Looking For Professional Water Service Upgrades in Durham Region?

If you are looking for the best water service upgrades and replacement services in Durham Region and the GTA, reach out to Caldwell Plumbing. We will work with you and the city to get your water service lines completely upgraded and ready to go. We dedicate ourselves to providing high-quality affordable plumbing services and unmatched customer satisfaction. Call us today to schedule a free consultation!


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