Blantyre Water: Supplier & Water Problems

Uncertain about your Blantyre water supply? This guide will cover everything you need to get going! From who your water services are provided by, how to troubleshoot water problems to what your water rates will mean for you.


Blantyre Water Supplier

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

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

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

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Where does Blantyre water come from?

Water can be provided from various sources, stretching from boreholes and wells to rivers and lakes. The majority of Scotlands water is sourced from local lochs and reservoirs. Due to them being topped up by rain (almost continuously), very little water comes from underground sources such as aquifers.

Water Rates Blantyre

Blantyre water rates will be either metered, or unmetered. Taking a look at your water bill is the easiest way to find out which you have. Homes with metered water rates will have a meter number listed on their bill or the account number may start with MC for metered customers, or UC for unmetered customers.

No bill? No problem, you may be able to find a water meter by searching around your property. These would be located near the stop tap in the kitchen or garage, or it could be in the garden within a small box set into the ground.

If your property has a water meter, you must provide water meter readings to your water supplier. This can be easily done by giving them a call, logging into your account, or using your suppliers app.

Homes without a water meter will have a rateable value of the home instead. This value uses basic property data such as size and location to estimate your homes water consumption volume, which is then used to formulate your water bill.

If you feel that estimated bills aren't beneficial for you, then take a read through Selectra's essential guide to water meters to learn how a water meter may benefit you, and how you can get one.

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

Our guide to water rates will also give you some great tips on how to lower your water spend, and get the most out of your water.

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Blantyre 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 Blantyre'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 Blantyre?

Definitely! As with the vast majority of the UK, Blantyre 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 Blantyre water quality at a great 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that all legal and safety guidelines have been met.

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

  1. Plumbing such as taps and pipes can contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.
  2. Chlorination is used to eliminate contaminants. This is harmless to health, and does not affect your waters safety.
  3. 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.

If you feel that your water may no longer be safe to consume, you should contact Scottish Water.

Blantyre Water Problems

Water problems can come in many forms, needing differing actions to remedy. It is important that you know what to do and who to contact should you be affected by disruptions.

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

  1. If you aren't at home, reach out to Scottish Water on social media at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or simply give them a call.
  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.

Blantyre No Water

If you have no water in your home, it is important to identify if the issue is related to your home plumbing or a Scottish Water outage impacting Blantyre.

  1. Check that your stop tap is open. If this is in the closed position, turning it to the open position should allow water to resume flowing. If it doesn't, contact Scottish Water.
  2. Check the "Contact Us" or "Report problems" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  3. Ask your neighbours if they have the same issue. If they don't you may need to contact a plumber, as the issue could relate to your home's plumbing.
  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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