Ryton Water: Suppliers, Meters & Rates

If you are trying to find out more about your Ryton water supply, then this is the perfect guide for you. In the information below we will discuss who your water and wastewater services are provided by, along with covering other handy details such as how to identify if you have a water meter, and what types of water rates apply to your home.

Ryton Water Supplier

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

Ryton Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Northumbrian Water 0345 733 5566 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm

Ryton sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Northumbrian Water.

Ryton Wastewater and Sewage Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Northumbrian Water 0345 717 1100 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 Northumbrian Water come from?

Northumbrian Water gains 95% of its supply from surface water sources such as reservoirs and rivers, while the remaining 5% comes from underground aquifers and boreholes. The water from all of these sources goes through an extensive purification and cleansing process to ensure that it is of good quality when it reaches your home.

Water Rates Ryton

Your home will have either metered or unmetered rates. If you have metered rates, your water bill should display a meter number. If you can't see this, the account number may start with MC for Metered Customer or UC for Unmetered Customer.

Don't have a water bill? You may be able to find a water meter by searching around your property. These would be located either near the stop tap in the kitchen or garage or in the garden within a small box set into the ground. If your property has a water meter, you must provide regular meter readings so that your water supplier can accurately bill you. Without these, your bill may be inaccurate.

Homes that are not metered will have a rateable value instead. This is based on several factors, such as property size and the availability of local services. This data is then used to create an estimated consumption value of your home, which is then used to generate your bill.

The average water rates Ryton residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £341 per year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

Our guide to water rates will give you some great tips on how to get started saving on your water bill. Still uncertain if a water meter is right for your home? Selectra's guide to water meters will help you learn more about how water meters work, and if they are the right choice for you.

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Ryton Water Hardness

Water hardness is a measurement of the value of dissolved minerals present within an areas water supply. The higher the value of minerals such as magnesium and calcium within your water, the harder the rating will be, and the less effective it will be for domestic use. The good news for you is that Ryton's water hardness rating is soft. This means that your home will be less prone to limescale accumulation, your appliances will be more efficient, and your energy bills can be lower than homes in hard water areas.

Can you drink the water in Ryton?

Definitely! As with the vast majority of the UK, Ryton water meets very high standards. It is unnecessary to purchase bottled water or to boil your water to make it potable. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Ryton water quality at 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that all legal and safety guidelines have been met.

Mild changes in taste or smell of Ryton are usually not cause for concern, such as in the following instances:

  1. Seasonal changes such as where your water has come from or how it has filtered through the earth can imbue your water with varying flavours.
  2. Chlorination is used to eliminate harmful contaminants. This is harmless to health and does not affect your waters safety.
  3. Plumbing such as taps and pipes repairs can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

If would like to find out more about your water supply or believe that it may no longer be safe to consume, you should not hesitate to contact Northumbrian Water, who will provide further assistance.

Ryton Water Problems

Ryton water problems can include anything from burst water pipes or flooding to having no water supply in your home. If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Ryton property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are near a computer, go to the "Contact Us" section of the Northumbrian Water website and either call them or request a callback.
  2. If you are out and about, call or message Northumbrian Water on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).

Ryton No Water

If you have no water in your home, it is important to work out if the issue is caused by your home plumbing or if it is a Northumbrian Water outage impacting the area.

  1. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you. If they aren't, then the problem will most likely be due to your own home's plumbing, and you may need to contact a plumber.
  2. Check the "Contact Us" sections of the Northumbrian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water and when you can expect your water service to resume.
  3. Is your stop tap is open? If this is open but no water is flowing to your taps, then the issue will be related to your supplier.
  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 Northumbrian Water for assistance.

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