Water pipes have been around for decades.
They were invented in the late 19th century to supply electrical power to homes, hotels and factories.
But in the past few decades, water pipes have become more common.
They are often designed to accommodate large pipes that can be installed in different locations, or even in different buildings.
This allows pipes to be more easily routed to different points on the system.
However, this has led to issues with the pipes being damaged or falling apart, as well as other problems.
Al Jazeera’s David Willett reports from the UK.