Farnborough Water: Quality, Rates & Supply Info

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


Farnborough Water Supplier

Farnborough Water is supplied by one water company, South East Water. Here are the contact details for your Farnborough water supplier:

Farnborough Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
South East Water 0333 000 0001 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm

Farnborough sewerage and wastewater is handled by Thames Water/Southern Water. Here are Farnborough sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Farnborough Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Thames Water / Southern Water 0800 316 9800 / 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 Farnborough

Water rates in Farnborough depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can find out very simply whether your Farnborough water rates are metered or not by taking a quick look at your water bill. Homes with a water meter will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

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

Homes that do not have a water meter will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Farnborough water rates will have already been determined by your local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then

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

The average water rates Farnborough residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £210 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

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

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Farnborough Water Hardness

Farnborough water hardness is rated as 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 Farnborough Water's supply area, Farnborough water picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Farnborough water's hard rating means that the hard water in your home may lead to scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. There are ways to mitigate hard water furring or scaling in Farnborough.

  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 in, general. 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 Farnborough?

Yes! it is perfectly safe to drink the water in Farnborough. Rest assured that Farnborough water meets high standards making it safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil or filter Farnborough water. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Farnborough water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Farnborough 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 Farnborough 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 or doubts about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact South East Water.

Farnborough Water Problems

Farnborough water problems can include anything from no water in your home, a burst water pipe or even local flooding in your area. 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 Farnborough property, you need to do one of the following:

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

Farnborough 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 South East Water outage impacting Farnborough.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the South East Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Ask your neighbours whether they have similar issues 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 South East Water for assistance.

Farnborough Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a South East Water issue impacting Farnborough.

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Farnborough may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, South East Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Farnborough
  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 South East Water for assistance.

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