Bearsden Water: Water Meters, Rates & Suppliers

If you have just moved home and have some Bearsden water questions, you will be able to find who handles the Bearsden water supply and wastewater services in the information below. Additionally, we show you how you can identify the form of metering that applies to your home, and how this will reflect upon your rates.


Bearsden Water Supplier

Bearsden's' water is supplied by one company, Scottish Water. Here is the main Bearsden water supplier contact:

Bearsden Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Scottish Water 0800 077 8778 24/7

Bearsden sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Scottish Water, and shares the same contact number and availability.

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Water Rates Bearsden

The type of water rates that apply to your home will vary depending on if your property has a water meter or not. The simplest way to find out what form of water rates you have would be to check a bill. Your water bill would usually show a water meter number if they have metered rates, some suppliers also indicate meter presence via the account number. If the account number starts with MC (Metered Customers) then you are likely to have a water meter, and UC (Unmetered Customers) would indicate that your home does not have a water meter.

If you aren't able to check a water bill, you may also be able to find a water meter by checking next to your water stop tap (usually in the kitchen or garage), or it could also be in the garden of your home.

Having a water meter means that you will be billed according to your exact usage. In order to ensure that you receive accurate bills, you must give regular meter readings to your provider.

Homes that don't have a water meter will have something called a rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value considers several factors, such as your property's size, its location, and the availability of local services to create an estimated usage value for the property, which is then applied to your bill.

If you feel that being billed according to your homes exact usage will be more beneficial to you, read through our complete water meters guide to understand the benefits of water meters and smart water meters, and how you can get one installed.

The average water rates Bearsden residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £369 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

Interested in reducing your monthly bill? Then our simple water rates guide is the just thing for you.

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Bearsden Water Hardness

Bearsden water hardness is rated as soft. This means that your water is more effective at tasks such as cleaning clothes or dishes, can help to reduce your energy bill and is much less prone to limescale accumulation in comparison to homes in harder water areas. While rainwater itself starts as relatively soft, water hardness can change as it progresses through the water cycle and picks up more minerals, and the higher the mineral presence, the higher the water hardness value will be. Due to the way water filters through rocks in Scottish Water's supply area, water can pick up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium (Though in low values), on the way to your tap.

Can you drink the water in Bearsden?

Yes! You can drink the water in Bearsden. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Bearsden's tap water a quality of 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means that it is not necessary to boil or filter Bearsden's tap water to make it safe to drink, and you can use your water for all of the usual tasks without concern.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Bearsden water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination - is used in safe volumes to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network by eliminating bacterial presences. The volume of chlorine is always closely monitored by the provider, but it is possible that this can affect your water's taste.
  2. Plumbing - can change the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints. The introduction of new piping material for example can lead to a degree of change in your waters scent.
  3. Seasonal changes - in water characteristics can add water with an earthy smell or taste.

If you are concerned about changes in your waters attributes, or you would like to learn more about your water's quality, you should not hesitate to contact Scottish Water.

Bearsden Water Problems

The water problems can come in various forms, such as flooding, leaks or even burst pipes. Do you know what you would do if you encountered such a problem? It is always worth taking the time to familiarize yourself with the steps you need to take should you encounter an issue, so read on to find out more.

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

  1. If you aren't at home, your first step should be to reach out to Scottish Water on social media or give them a call on one of the numbers listed on their website.
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form. Additionally, you can check out what known issues there may be in the area, and find emergency contact information if appropriate.

Bearsden No Water

If you have no water supply in your home, the first thing you should do is investigate if this is due to a Scottish Water outage, or if it is caused by your home's plumbing.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water and the approximate timeframe that they expect your service to be disrupted.
  2. Check that your stop tap is open. If this is closed, this would prevent water from flowing to your home. Turning it to the open position should allow water to resume flowing. If this does not occur, then check the Scottish Water website for information, or give them a call.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you. If they are experiencing something similar, then this indicates there is a supply issue to your area.
  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 Scottish Water for assistance.

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