Erskine Water: Meters, Rates & Supplier

If you are trying to find out more about your Erskine water supply, then this is the perfect guide for you. The information below will discuss who your water and wastewater services are provided by, along with covering other handy details such as how to identify if you have a water meter, and what types of water rates apply to your home.


Erskine Water Supplier

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

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

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

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Where does Erskine 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 Erskine

Homes in the UK generally only have two forms of water rates: metered and unmetered. The easiest way you can find out which you have is to take a look at your water bill. If you can see a meter number on your water bill, this means that you will have metered water rates. If you can't see this number, the account number may also start with MC for Metered Customers or UC for Unmetered Customers.

If you don't have a water bill, 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 in the garden within a small box set into the ground. If your property has a water meter, it is very important to provide water meter readings so that your water supplier can accurately bill you.

Homes that are not metered will have a rateable value of the home instead. This value is based on the property size, the availability of local services and other data to create an estimated consumption value of your home, which is then used to generate your bill.

The average water rates Erskine water residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £396 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

If you would like to learn more about water meters or water rates, then our water meter and water rates guides will help you to get started.

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Erskine Water Hardness

Water hardness is a measurement of dissolved minerals present within an areas water supply. This varies from region to region, but as a rule 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. Erskine'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 Erskine?

Yes! you can drink the water in Erskine. You can rest assured that Erskine water meets high standards. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Erskine water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil or filter Erskine water to make it potable.

If you notice mild changes to Erskine's water quality,this could be due to the following:

  1. Chlorination helps to minimize the presence of harmful natural contaminants such as bacteria, and poses no risk to health.
  2. Plumbing such as pipe or taps repairs and replacements can contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.
  3. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Erskine water with an earthy smell or taste. As the source of your water changes throughout the year, so too will its mineral composition, affecting its taste.

If you feel that your water may no longer be safe to consume or has deteriorated in quality, you should contact Scottish Water.

Erskine Water Problems

Erskine water problems can include anything from burst water pipes or flooding to having no water supply in your home. If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Erskine property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are near a computer, go to the "Contact Us" section of the Scottish Water website and either call them or request a callback.
  2. If you are out and about, call or message Scottish Water on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).

Erskine 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 Erskine.

  1. Check the "Contact Us" or "Report problems" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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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