Rutherglen Water: Rates, Meters & Supplier Info

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If you just moved home and have some Rutherglen water questions, you will be able to find who handles the Rutherglen water supply as well as wastewater services in the information below. Additionally, we have information about Rutherglen water hardness so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.


Rutherglen Water Supplier

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

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

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

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Water Rates Rutherglen

Water rates in Rutherglen will depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Rutherglen water rates are metered by looking at your water bill. Homes with metered Rutherglen water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

If you don't have a water bill, you can also search your property for a water meter. They will usually be located at the earliest point that water enters the property, which depending on the property type is usually either in the garden or near the water stop tap in the kitchen or garage. If your property has a water meter, this means that you should provide Scottish Water with regular meter readings, and you will be billed according to your exact usage.

Homes that are not metered won't have metered rates, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Rutherglen water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then. This uses factors such as property occupancy, size, and the availability of local services to create a consumption value of your home, which is then applied to your bill.

The average water rates Rutherglen 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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Rutherglen Water Hardness

Rutherglen water hardness is rated as soft. While rainwater itself starts as relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. Due to the way water filters through rocks in Scottish Water's supply area, water can pick up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap. Having soft water is a good thing, as this means that your energy bills will be more efficient, your appliances will last longer, and your home will be less likely to develop limescale deposits compared to homes in hard water areas.

Can you drink the water in Rutherglen?

Yes! You can drink the water in Rutherglen. You can rest assured that Rutherglen water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Rutherglen tap 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 Rutherglen tap water to make it safe to drink.

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

  1. Seasonal changes - in water characteristics can add water with an earthy smell or taste.
  2. Plumbing - can change the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.
  3. Chlorination - a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.

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

Rutherglen Water Problems

Rutherglen water problems can include anything from burst water mains or flooding to no water in your home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Rutherglen property, you need to 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.

Rutherglen 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 a Scottish Water outage impacting Rutherglen.

  1. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  2. Check that your stop tap is open.
  3. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no 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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