Wellingborough Water: Contact, Prices, Water Hardness Info - Selectra

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Have you recently moved to Wellingborough and have some questions about your water supply? You will be able to find who looks after the Wellingborough water supply as well as wastewater and sewerage services in the information below. In addition, we have helpful tips on how to deal with Wellingborough water hardness so that you can enjoy top quality tap water in your home.


Wellingborough Water Supplier

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

Wellingborough 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

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

Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough

The rates you pay for your water depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can find out very easily whether your Wellingborough water rates are metered or not by looking at a water bill you may have somewhere in the property. Homes with metered Wellingborough water rates will have a meter number listed on one of your water bills.

Properties that do not have a water meter, will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Wellingborough water rates will have been determined by the Wellingborough local council back in the 1990s and will probably remain the same.

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

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

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

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

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Wellingborough Water Hardness

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

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

  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 Wellingborough?

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

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough 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.

Wellingborough Water Problems

Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough 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.

Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough.

  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.

Wellingborough Water Discolouration

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

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Wellingborough may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, Anglian Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Wellingborough
  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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