Warrington Water: Contact, Rates, Water Hardness Info - Selectra

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If you have just recently moved and you're not 100% sure how water works in Warrington, you will be able to find who takes care of the Warrington water supply as well as wastewater services in the water information below. Furthermore, we have some helpful tips on how to deal with Warrington water hardness so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.


Warrington Water Supplier

Warrington Water is supplied by one water company. United Utilities Water Here are their contact details:

Warrington Water Supply Contact
United Utilities Water Phone Number Opening Times
Metered Supply 0345 672 2999 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, excluding bank holidays
Unmetered Supply 0345 672 2888 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, excluding bank holidays

Want to know more about water meters? check out Selectra's essential guide to water meters.

Warrington sewerage and wastewater is also handled by United Utilities Water. Here are the main Warrington sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Warrington Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
United Utilities Water 0345 672 3723 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 Warrington

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 Warrington water rates are metered or not by looking at a water bill you may have somewhere in the property. Homes with metered Warrington water rates will have a meter number listed on one of your water bills.

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 your property does not have a water meter, you will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Warrington water rates will have been determined by the Warrington local council back in the 1990s and will probably remain the same.

The average water rates Warrington residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £425 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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Water Hardness in Warrington

Warrington water hardness is rated as soft. Soft water means that your laundry should be softer after washing, your energy bills lower, and appliances will last longer as there will be less build-up of limescale.

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

Can you drink the water in Warrington?

Yes! you can drink the water in Warrington. Rest assured that Warrington water meets high standards making it safe to drink and there is no need to boil or filter the water before drinking. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Warrington 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 Warrington water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Warrington 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 or doubts about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact United Utilities Water.

Warrington Water Problems

Warrington water problems can include anything from a flooding in your local area, burst water pipes affecting your postcode to no water in your property. 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 Warrington property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet United Utilities
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of United Utilities water and fill out the online form.

Warrington 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 Water outage impacting Warrington.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities 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 United Utilities Water for assistance.

Warrington Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a United Utilities Water issue impacting Warrington.

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

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