Kircaldy Water: Supplier, Contact Details & Quality

Just moved or have some Kircaldy water questions? You will be able to find out who handles the Kircaldy water supply as well as wastewater services in the information below. Additionally, we have information about Kircaldy water hardness and its qualities so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.


Kircaldy Water Supplier

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

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

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

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Water Rates Kircaldy

Water rates in Kircaldy will vary depending on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Kircaldy property is metered by taking a look at your water bill. Homes with metered Kircaldy water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills. If you do not have a bill do hand, you can take a look around your property for a water meter. This is often located either outside in the garden or next to the water stop tap.

Homes that are not metered won't have water rates, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Kircaldy water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then. This rate is subject to review every 5 years and takes into consideration factors such as property size, and the availability of local supplies.

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

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Kircaldy Water Hardness

Kircaldy water hardness is rated as soft. While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change as it progresses through the water cycle. Due to the way water filters through rocks in Scottish Water's supply area, the water can pick up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap. Having a soft water rating means that your water will be more effective at tasks such as washing clothes or dishes and your energy bills will be more efficient in comparison to homes in harder water areas.

Can you drink the water in Kircaldy?

Yes! You can drink the water in Kircaldy. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate given Kircaldy tap water a quality score of 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance. This means that your water is safe to drink, and it is not necessary to filter or boil Kircaldy tap water to make it potable.

Mild changes in your waters odour, taste or quality can occur for various reasons, the majority of them being harmless. Here are a few examples of this:

  1. Chlorination - is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Plumbing - can change the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints. If you have had new water pipes installed, they may cause the water to taste subtly different than it had previously.
  3. Seasonal changes - in water characteristics can add water with an earthy smell or taste, particularly in the autumn and winter seasons.

If you have concerns about your water quality you should not hesitate to contact Scottish Water.

Kircaldy Water Problems

Kircaldy water problems could potentially include anything ranging from flooding, burst water mains or even having no water supply in your home. This is why it is important to make sure you know what to do and who to contact if you experience an emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Kircaldy property, you should do one of the following:

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet at Scottish Water.
  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. If the leak is excessive or dangerous, you should contact them on an emergency line as soon as possible.

Kircaldy 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 if it is a Scottish Water outage impacting Kircaldy.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you. If they do, then this is likely a Scottish Water outage rather than to do with your properties plumbing.
  3. Check that your stop tap is open. If this is in the closed position, this would prevent water from flowing to your taps
  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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