Bamber Bridge Water: Water Supplier, Quality & Help
If you have just moved and have a few Bamber Bridge water questions, you will be able to find out who handles the Bamber Bridge water supply as well as wastewater services in the water information below. Additionally, we have tips on how to deal with Bamber Bridge's water hardness so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.
Bamber Bridge Water Supplier
Bamber Bridge's Water is supplied by one water company, United Utilities. Here are the main Bamber Bridge water supplier contact details:
|Water Supplier||Phone Number||Opening Times|
|United Utilities||Metered - 0345 672 2888 / Non Metered - 0345 672 2999||Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm|
Bamber Bridge's sewerage and wastewater is also handled by United Utilities.
|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.
Where does United Utilities Water come from?
More than two-thirds of the United Utilities coverage region's water comes from the Cumbrian reservoirs of Haweswater and Thirlmere in the Lake District, from the Pennines or Lake Vyrnwy in Wales. A further rough quarter comes from rivers, such as the River Dee, and the remainder is sourced from boreholes.
Water Rates Bamber Bridge
Your water rates in Bamber Bridge will depend on if your property has a water meter. If you take a look at your water bill, this information should be displayed in the form of having a meter number listed.
Homes that are not metered won't have this, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Bamber Bridge water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and most likely will not have changed significantly since.
The average water rates Bamber Bridge 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.
Bamber Bridge Water Hardness
Bamber Bridge 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, Bamber Bridge picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.
Bamber Bridge'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 are more efficient, washing should be softer, and your appliances should last longer due to a lack of limescale build-up, compared to hard water areas.
Can you drink the water in Bamber Bridge?
Yes! You can drink the water in Bamber Bridge. Bamber Bridge's water meets high standards making it safe to drink, in fact the water quality of Bamber Bridge was scored at 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance by the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate. It is not necessary to filter or boil Bamber Bridge's water in any way in order to make it potable.
If you notice a change in taste or smell of Bamber Bridge Water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Bamber Bridge Water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Plumbing can contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.
If you have questions or notice unusual changes in your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact United Utilities, who will provide further assistance.
Bamber Bridge Water Problems
Bamber Bridge's water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding to no water in your home. As these events can significantly affect your day-to-day lives, it is of the utmost importance to know what to do and who to contact in these situations.
If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Bamber Bridge property, you need to do one of the following:
- If you are out and about, call or tweet at United Utilities depending on whether the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- 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.
Bamber Bridge 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 Bamber Bridge.
- Check that your stop tap is open
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Check 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.
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 United Utilities Water for assistance.