Bishop's Cleeve Water: Meters, Rates & Supplier

Looking to find out more about Bishop's Cleeve water? In this guide you will find out who handles the Bishop's Cleeve water supply and wastewater services, in addition to how you can identify the type of water rates you have and what having a water meter will mean for you.

Bishop's Cleeve Water Supplier

Bishop's Cleeve water is supplied by one water company, Severn Trent. Here are the main Bishop's Cleeve water supplier contact details:

Bishop's Cleeve Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Severn Trent 0345 750 0500 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Most Bank Holidays 9am-5pm

Bishop's Cleeve sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Severn Trent.

Bishop's Cleeve Wastewater and Sewage Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Severn Trent 0800 783 4444 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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Where does Severn Trent water come from?

Around two-thirds of your drinking water comes from surface water sources such as rivers and reservoirs, while the remaining third comes from groundwater sandstone aquifers in the Midlands, Nottinghamshire, and limestone aquifers in the Derbyshire and Cotswolds areas.

Water Rates Bishop's Cleeve

Residential properties have two forms of rates - metered, and unmetered. Homes that have metered Bishop's Cleeve water rates will have a meter number on their water bills. Alternately if the account number starts with MC, this means metered customer and UC for unmetered customer.

If you don't have a water bill, you can look around your home for a water meter. This would usually be next to the stop tap in the garage or kitchen, or it could be in the garden in a small box sunk in the ground.

If your home is equipped with a water meter, it is important that you give your supplier regular water meter readings. Not doing so could result in your provider inaccurately estimating your bills.

Homes that don't have a water meter will have the rateable value instead. The rateable value is based on several factors such as the size of your home, its location, and the availability of services to create an estimated consumption value, which is then used to generate your bill.

The average water rates Bishop's Cleeve residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £373 per year. This amount combines both sewerage costs and water supply.

This guide to water rates in the UK will give you some great information on how water charges work, and how you can start saving on your water bills.

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Bishop's Cleeve Water Hardness

Water hardness is a measurement of the value of dissolved minerals present within an areas water supply. The higher the value of minerals such as magnesium and calcium within your water, the harder the rating will be, and the less effective it will be for domestic use. The good news for you is that Bishop's Cleeve's water hardness rating is medium. This means that your home should not see any particularly strong adverse effects caused by your water's hardness. It may still be beneficial however to use products that focus on water softening qualities where possible..

Can you drink the water in Bishop's Cleeve?

Yes! The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Bishop's Cleeve's water quality a great 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil or filter your water to make it potable.

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

Mild changes in your water taste or smell are normal, and is usually not a cause for concern, such as in the following instances:

  1. Plumbing such as pipe or taps repairs and replacements can contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.
  2. Chlorination helps to minimize the presence of harmful natural contaminants such as bacteria, and poses no risk to health.
  3. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Bishop's Cleeve water with an earthy smell or taste. As the source of your water changes throughout the year, so too will it's mineral composition, affecting its taste.

If you feel that your water may no longer be safe or have further questions, you should not hesitate to contact Severn Trent.

Bishop's Cleeve Water Problems

Bishop's Cleeve water problems can come in a multitude of forms, stretching from burst water pipes, flooding, inconsistent supply to having no water supply in your home. If you notice a water problem outside your Bishop's Cleeve property, you should do the following:

  1. If you are near a computer, head over to the "Contact Us" section of the Severn Trent website and call them, or request a callback at a time that suits you.
  2. If you are out and about, you can message Severn Trent on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), or even WhatsApp.

Bishop's Cleeve No Water

If you have no water in your home, it is important to identify if the issue is related to your home plumbing or a Severn Trent outage impacting Bishop's Cleeve.

  1. Check that your stop tap is open. If this is closed, this would prevent water from flowing to your home. Turning it to the open position should allow water to resume flowing. If this does not occur, then check the Severn Trent website for information, or give them a call.
  2. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Severn Trent website for any information explaining why you have no water and the approximate timeframe that they expect your service to be disrupted.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you. If they are experiencing something similar, then this indicates there is a supply issue to your area.
  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 Severn Trent for assistance.

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