Kettering Water: Quality, Rates & Supply Info - Selectra

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Have you have just recently moved and you're not 100% sure how water works in Kettering, you will be able to find who takes care of the Kettering water supply as well as wastewater and sewerage services in the water information below. Furthermore, we have some helpful tips on how to deal with Kettering water hardness so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.


Kettering Water Supplier

Kettering Water is supplied by one water company, Anglian Water. Here are the contact details for your Kettering water supplier:

Kettering Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Anglian Water 03457 919 155 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm, 10am to 4pm Bank holidays, Closed Christmas day

Kettering sewerage and wastewater is handled by the same company. Here are Kettering sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Kettering Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Anglian Water 03457 145 145 24/7/365

Be aware that calls to numbers starting with 03 may be charged at local rates by your phone company.

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Water Rates Kettering

The rates you pay for your water depend on whether your home has a water mete or not. You can find out whether your Kettering water rates are metered or not by looking at your water bill. Homes with metered Kettering water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

If you've just moved in or you don't have a bill handy, you can look around your house or in the front garden for a meter. Sometimes the meter can be located inside your house near to the stop tap.

Homes that aren't metered will have the rateable value of the home instead of this. The rateable value part of your Kettering water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and unlikely to have changed significantly since then.

If you want to read more about water meters check out Selectra's essential guide to water meters.

The average water rates Kettering residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £419 a year. This amount combines both sewerage costs and water supply.

If you want to save some money on your water bill then this useful guide to water rates in the UK will give you some great tips & tricks to help lower your water bill.

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Kettering Water Hardness

Kettering water's hard rating means that the hard water in your home will lead to scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. There are ways to mitigate hard water furring or scaling in Kettering.

  1. Baths, sinks and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Do not overfill your kettle with water in, general. Make sure that you clean your kettle by half-filling and adding two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Take advantage of the built-in water softener. Make sure you regularly top off it off with dishwasher salt in the appropriate compartment.

Can you drink the water in Kettering?

Yes! you can drink the water in Kettering. You can rest assured that Kettering water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Kettering water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil or filter Kettering water to make it potable.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Kettering water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination - a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Kettering water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact Anglian Water.

Kettering Water Problems

Kettering water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding to no water in your home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Kettering property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet Anglian Water
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of Anglian Water and fill out the online form.

Kettering No Water

If you have no water in your home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or a Anglian Water outage impacting Kettering.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  3. Check that your stop tap is open
  4. If you have no water is it only no cold water or no hot water. If you have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not the water company

    If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for assistance.

Kettering Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a Anglian Water issue impacting Kettering.

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Kettering may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, Anglian Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Kettering
  3. Water Discolouration is not harmful and can often be cleared by running the cold water tap until it becomes clear
  4. If there is no improvement after trying this, you can contact Anglian Water for assistance.

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