Lincoln Water: Supplier, Meters & Average Costs - Selectra

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If you just moved and have some Lincoln water questions, you will be able to find out who handles the Lincoln water supply as well as wastewater services in the water information below. Additionally, we have tips on how to deal with Lincoln water hardness so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.


Lincoln Water Supplier

Lincoln Water is supplied by one water company, Anglian Water. Here are the main Lincoln water supplier contact details:

Lincoln Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Anglian Water 0345 791 9155 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Bank holidays 10am-4pm

Lincoln sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Anglian Water.

Lincoln Wastewater and Sewage Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Anglian Water 0345 714 5145 24/7

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

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Where does Lincolns water come from?

50% of the drinking water supplied to Lincoln comes from rivers and reservoirs in the region. The other 50% comes from underground water sources. These generally need less treatment than water from rivers or reservoirs.

Water Rates Lincoln

Having a water meter will dictate the billing of your property. You can easily find out if your Lincoln water rates are metered or not by looking at your water bill. Homes with metered Lincoln water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Homes that are not metered won't have this, but instead they will have the rateable value of the home. The rateable value part of your Lincoln water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and most likely will not have changed since. The rateable value is determined by several factors such as the size of the property and plot, the area and the general condition and availability of local services

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

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Lincoln Water Hardness

Lincoln water hardness is rated as medium. While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. Due to the way water filters through rocks in Anglian Water Water's supply area, Lincoln picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Lincoln's water hardness rating means that the medium water in your home may lead to scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and loos. There are however ways to mitigate hard water furring or scaling in Lincoln:

  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. 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 the scale.
  3. Dishwashers: Take advantage of the built-in water softener. Make sure you regularly top it off with dishwasher salt in the appropriate compartment.

Can you drink the water in Lincoln?

Yes! You can drink the water in Lincoln without worry. You can rest assured that Lincoln water meets high standards making it safe to drink, and it is not necessary to boil or filter Lincoln water to make it potable. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Lincoln water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is perfectly safe to drink without having to amend it in any way.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Water, who will provide further assistance.

Lincoln Water Problems

Lincoln water problems can include anything from flooding, burst water main or even to having 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 flooding or a water leak outside your Lincoln property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet at Anglian Water Water depending on whether the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "Water and sewerage queries" section of Anglian Waters website. From there, you can request a callback, find the most appropriate contact number or use their chatbot feature to troubleshoot.

Lincoln 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 Water outage impacting Lincoln.

  1. Check the "Contact Us" or "Report an issue" section of Anglian Waters website. From here you can find useful advice on how to proceed, report an issue via their online form, or find the most appropriate contact number.
  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 no hot water, but have cold water still, 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.

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