Selectra woman

Moving home? We can help you sort out your home bills.


Altrincham Water: Hardness, Rates & Info

Altrincham with running water tap to the right

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

Altrincham Water Supplier

Altrincham's Water is supplied by one water company, United Utilities. Here are the main Altrincham water supplier contact details:

Altrincham Water Supply Contact
Water Supplier Phone Number Opening Times
United Utilities Metered - 0345 672 2888 / Non Metered - 0345 672 2999 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm

Altrincham's sewerage and wastewater is also handled by United Utilities.

Altrincham Water Sewerage and Wastewater Supply Contact
Water Supplier Phone Number Opening Times
United Utilities 0345 672 3723 24/7

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

Selectra manSelectra blue

Moving to Altrincham? Call Selectra — Set up your Bills.

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Sort out all your bills in one call today.

012 1368 0249 or
Selectra logoSelectra logo

Save money on your home bills with Selectra

Selectra is currently closed. You can leave your phone number and get a free callback.

Where does United Utilities Water come from?

More than two-thirds of the water in the United Utilities coverage area comes from the Cumbrian reservoirs of Haweswater and Thirlmere in the Lake District, from the Pennines or from Lake Vyrnwy in Wales. A quarter comes from rivers, such as the River Dee, and the rest is sourced from boreholes. The water from all of these sources goes through a thorough filtering process before reaching your Altrincham home to ensure its high quality.

Water Rates Altrincham

Your water rates in Altrincham will depend on if your property has a water meter. You can find out whether your Altrincham water rates are metered or not by looking at your water bill. Homes with metered Altrincham water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills which should match one on your water meter.

Homes that are not metered will have the rateable value of the home instead of a meter number. The rateable value part of your Altrincham water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and most likely will not have changed significantly since. This value was based on factors such as the size of the property and the area in which it is situated.

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

Selectra manSelectra blue

Finding your water bills expensive in Altrincham? Call Selectra so see if we can help you save.

Speak with the Selectra team to save on other home bills. Don't let water ruin your budget.

012 1368 0249or
Selectra logoSelectra logo

Save money on your home bills with Selectra

Selectra is currently closed. You can leave your phone number and get a free callback.

Altrincham Water Hardness

Altrincham water hardness is rated as soft. While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. Due to the way water filters through rocks in the United Utilities water supply area, Altrincham picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Altrincham's water hardness rating means that the water in your home is unlikely to lead to scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and loos. Additionally, your energy bills will be more efficient, your washing should be softer, and your appliances should last longer due to a lack of limescale build-up in comparison to hard water areas.

Can you drink the water in Altrincham?

Yes! You can drink the water in Altrincham without the need for concern. Altrincham's water meets high standards making it safe to drink, in fact, the water quality of Altrincham was scored at 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance by the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate. It is not necessary to filter, boil or otherwise alter Altrincham's water to make it potable.

It is possible that the taste or smell of your water can vary depending on several factors such as those demonstrated below:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse the water in Altrincham with an earthier taste or smell, particularly in the autumn and winter periods.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of the water in your household, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

If you have questions or concerns about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact United Utilities, who will provide further assistance..

Altrincham Water Problems

Altrincham's water problems could include anything from burst water mains to flooding or even having no water in your home. This is why it is important to know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies so that you can get your home up and running again.

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

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet at United Utilities depending on whether the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "Incident Check" or "Report a problem" section of the United Utilities website to follow their troubleshooting guide, or seek to make contact.

Altrincham 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 United Utilities outage impacting Altrincham.

  1. Check if your neighbours are also having the same issue as you.
  2. Is the stop tap is open? If this is in the off position, then no water will be able to flow to your taps.
  3. Go to the "Diagnose, report and resolve" sections of the United Utilities website and follow their step-by-step guide to further understand or escalate the issue.
  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, seeing as the water supply to the property is still functional.

    If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities Water for assistance, as this indicates a supply issue.

Updated on

The services and products mentioned on this website may only represent a small selection of the options available to you. Selectra encourages you to carry out your own research and seek advice if necessary before making any decisions. We may receive commission from selected partner providers on sales of some products and/or services mentioned within this website. Our website is free to use, and the commission we receive does not affect our opinion or the information we provide.