Milton Keynes Water: Rates, Supply Info & Hardness - Selectra

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


Milton Keynes Water Supplier

Milton Keynes Water is supplied by one water company, Anglian Water. Here are the contact details for your Milton Keynes water supplier:

Milton Keynes Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Anglian Water 0345 791 9155 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Bank Holidays 10am-4pm

Milton Keynes sewerage and wastewater is also handled by the same company, Anglian Water. Here are Milton Keynes sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Milton Keynes Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Anglian Water 0345 714 5145 24/7

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 Milton Keynes

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

Homes that aren't metered will not have this, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Milton Keynes water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is unlikely to have changed much since then.

If you've recently moved in or you don't have a bill available, you can look around 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 would like to learn more about water meters check out Selectra's useful guide to water meters.

The average water rates Milton Keynes residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £419 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

If you want to make a saving on your water bill then this useful guide to water rates in the UK will give you some great tips & tricks to help manage your water bill.

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Milton Keynes Water Hardness

Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes Water's supply area, the water picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Milton Keynes's water hardness 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 Milton Keynes.

  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 the scale.
  3. Dishwashers: Take advantage of the built-in water softener. Make sure you regularly top it off with dishwasher salt in the appropriate compartment.

Can you drink the water in Milton Keynes ?

Yes! You can drink the water in Milton Keynes without worry. You can rest assured that Milton Keynes water meets very high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes water to make it potable.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes 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 Anglian Water.

Milton Keynes Water Problems

Milton Keynes water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding to having 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 Milton Keynes property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet Anglian Water
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "Report an issue" section of Anglian Water in order to complete an online form, or give them a call.

Milton Keynes 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 an Anglian Water outage impacting Milton Keynes .

  1. Check the "Report an issue" section of Anglian Water in order to complete an online form, or give them a call.
  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 Anglian Water for assistance.

Milton Keynes Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be an Anglian Water issue impacting Milton Keynes .

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Milton Keynes may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, Anglian Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Milton Keynes
  3. Water Discolouration is not harmful and can often be cleared by running the cold water tap until it becomes clear

If there is no improvement after trying this, you can contact Anglian Water for assistance.

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