Bognor Regis Water: Water Supplier, Quality & Help

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If you just moved and have some Bognor Regis water questions, you will be able to find who handles the Bognor Regis's water supply as well as wastewater services in the water information below. Additionally, we have tips on how to deal with Bognor Regis's water hardness so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.

Bognor Regis Water Supplier

Bognor Regis Water is supplied by one water company, Portsmouth Water. Here are the contact details for your Bognor Regis water supplier:

Bognor Regis Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Portsmouth Water 0239 214 9888 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm

Bognor Regis sewerage and wastewater is handled by a seperate company, Southern Water. Here are Bognor Regis's sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Bognor Regis Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Southern Water 0330 303 0368 24/7/365 / Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat & Sun 7:30am-10:30pm

Be aware that calls to numbers starting with 03 may be charged at local rates by your phone company.

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Water Rates Bognor Regis

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

Homes that are not metered won't, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Bognor Regis water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed significantly since then.

If you've just moved in or you don't have a bill handy, you can look outside your house or in the front garden for a meter. Sometimes the meter may be located inside your house near the stop tap.

If you want to read more about water meters? check out Selectra's essential guide to water meters.

The average water rates Bognor Regis residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £418 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

If you want to save money on your water bill then our simple guide to water rates in the UK will give you some great tips & tricks to lower your water bill.

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Bognor Regis Water Hardness

Bognor Regis's water hardness is rated as very hard water. While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. Due to the way water filters through rocks in Portsmouth Water's supply area, Bognor Regis water picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Bognor Regis water's hard rating means that the hard water in your home will lead to scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and loos. There are ways to mitigate hard water furring or scaling in Bognor Regis.

  1. Baths, sinks and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Do not overfill your kettle with water, using only as much as you need. Make sure that you clean your kettle by half-filling and adding two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Take advantage of the built-in water softener. Make sure you regularly top off it off with dishwasher salt in the appropriate compartment.

Can you drink the water in Bognor Regis?

Yes! you can drink the water in Bognor Regis. You can rest assured that Bognor Regis's water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Bognor Regis's 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 Bognor Regis's water to make it potable.

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

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact Portsmouth Water.

Bognor Regis Water Problems

Bognor Regis water problems can include anything from a burst water main 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 Bognor Regis property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet Portsmouth Water
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of Portsmouth Water and fill out the online form.

Bognor Regis 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 Portsmouth Water outage impacting Bognor Regis.

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

Bognor Regis Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a Portsmouth Water issue impacting Bognor Regis.

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Bognor Regis may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, Portsmouth Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Bognor Regis
  3. Water Discolouration is not harmful and can often be cleared by running the cold water tap until it becomes clear
  4. If there is no improvement after trying this, you can contact Portsmouth Water for assistance.

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