Devizes Water: Moving, Supplier & Info

Have you moved home and need to find out more about your Devizes water? In this guide, we will be able to find who handles the Devizes water supply and wastewater services in the information below. Additionally, we have information about Devizes water hardness so that you can get the best out of the water in your home.

Devizes Water Supplier

Devizes Water is supplied by one water company, Wessex Water. Here are the main Devizes water supplier contact details:

Devizes Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Wessex Water 0345 600 3600 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Most Bank Holidays 9am-5pm

Devizes sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Wessex Water.

Devizes Wastewater and Sewage Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Wessex Water 0345 600 4600 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, or 24/7 for Emergencies

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 Wessex Waters water come from?

80% of the water that Wessex Water provides to your home comes from underground aquifers, primarily in the Wiltshire and Dorset regions. The remaining 20% of their supply comes from 12 reservoirs that are fed by groundwater sources such as rivers and streams.

Water Rates Devizes

Water rates in Devizes depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Devizes water rates are metered or not by looking at your water bill. Homes with metered Devizes 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 Devizes water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed much 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.

Check out Selectra's guide to water meters to find out how they may benefit you, and who to contact to get one.

The average water rates Devizes residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £341 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

Hoping 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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Devizes Water Hardness

Devizes's water hardness is rated as very hard water. Waters hardness rating is based on the value of dissolved minerals such as magnesium or calcium that it contains. The higher that the value of these minerals is, the harder and less effective your water rating will be in general.

Devizes water's very hard rating means that your home will experience scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and toilets, and even potentially the gradual deterioration of appliances. Here is what you can do to combat hard water:

  1. Dishwashers - Take advantage of the built-in water softener. Make sure you regularly top off it off with dishwasher salt in the appropriate compartment.
  2. Kettles - Avoid overfilling your kettle. Clean your kettle by half-filling it and adding two tablespoons of white vinegar, leave it for four hours to loosen scale build-up.
  3. Clothing - Liquid detergents should be used rather than powder detergents due to them being more effective at resisting water hardness. Additionally, you should clean your washing machine by adding baking soda and white vinegar directly into the drum and setting it to a hot wash. Make sure to wipe down the drum thoroughly afterwards.
  4. Baths, sinks and toilets - Clean these areas with an acidic sanitizer. This will help to reduce and slow the accumulation of limescale deposits.

Can you drink the water in Devizes?

Yes! Devizes water meets the highest standards to make the water safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Devizes water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink and meets all legal and safety standards. It is not necessary to boil or filter Devizes water to make it potable.

Mild changes in the taste or flavour of your water is usually not cause for concern, such as in the following examples:

  1. Chlorination is used to safely eliminate harmfull bacterial build-ups in your water.
  2. Seasonal changes can give water with an earthy smell or taste. As the source of your water can change throughout the year, so too can its mineral composition, which will influence the flavour of your water.
  3. Plumbing such as a water pipe replacement or tap repairs can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

If you feel that your water's quality may have deteriorated, or have concerns about its taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact Wessex Water, who will provide further assistance.

Devizes Water Problems

Water problems in the Devizes area could include anything from burst water mains or even to having no water in your home. This is why it is important that you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice flooding or a water leak outside your Devizes property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet at Wessex Water.
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "Active Incidents" section of the Wessex Water website. From here you can check if there are any ongoing repairs or incidents in your area, and find useful advice on how to proceed.

Devizes No Water

If you have no water in your home, before calling you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or a Wessex Water outage impacting Devizes.

  1. Check the "Contact Us" or "Report problems" sections of the Wessex Water website for any information explaining why you have no water, and the expected time of service resumption.
  2. Check that your stop tap is open. If this is in the closed position, turning it to the open position should allow water flow to resume.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you. If they don't, this suggests the problem relates to your homes plumbing, and you may need to contact a plumber.
  4. If you have no water, is it only no cold water or no hot water? If you have no hot water but have cold water still, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not the water company.

    If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Wessex Water for assistance.

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