Grangemouth Water: Hardness, Quality & Info

Looking to find out more about Grangemouth water? Then you have come to the right place! In this guide, you will find out who handles the Grangemouth water supply and wastewater services, how to deal with Grangemouth's water hardness and other handy tips so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.

Grangemouth Water Supplier

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

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

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

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Where does Grangemouth 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 Grangemouth

Residential properties have either metered or unmetered water rates. Homes that have metered Grangemouth water rates will have a meter number on their water bills. Alternately if the account number starts with MC, this means metered customer and UC for unmetered customer.

If you don't have a water bill, you can look around your home for a water meter. This would usually be next to the stop tap in the garage or kitchen, or it could be in the garden in a small box sunk in the ground. If your home is equipped with a water meter, you must give your supplier regular water meter readings. Not doing so could result in your provider estimating your bills.

Homes that don't have a water meter will have the rateable value instead. The rateable value is based on several factors such as the size of your home, its location, and the availability of services to create an estimated consumption value, which is then used to generate your bill.

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

This guide to water rates in the UK will give you some great information on how water charges work, and how you can start saving on your water bills.

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Grangemouth 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 Grangemouth'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 Grangemouth?

Yes! Grangemouth water meets the highest standards to make the water safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Grangemouth water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink and meets all legal and safety standards. It is not necessary to boil or filter Grangemouth water to make it potable.

Mild changes in the taste or flavour of your water is usually not cause for concern, such as in the following examples:

  1. Chlorination is used to safely eliminate harmfull bacterial build-ups in your water.
  2. Seasonal changes can give water with an earthy smell or taste. As the source of your water can change throughout the year, so too can its mineral composition, which will influence the flavour of your water.
  3. Plumbing such as a water pipe replacement or tap repairs can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

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

Grangemouth Water Problems

Grangemouth 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 Grangemouth property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are near a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.
  2. If you aren't at home, reach out to Scottish Water on social media at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or simply give them a call.

Grangemouth 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 Grangemouth.

  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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