Filton Water: Supplier, Meters & Average Costs

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If you have just recently moved and you're not 100% sure how water works in Filton, you will be able to find who takes care of the Filton water supply as well as wastewater services in the water information below. Furthermore, we have some helpful tips on how to deal with Filton water hardness so that you can enjoy quality tap water in your home.

Filton Water Supplier

Filton Water is supplied by one water company, Bristol Water. Here are the contact details for your Filton water supplier:

Filton Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Bristol Water 0345 600 3600 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-2pm

Filton sewerage and wastewater is handled by Wessex Water. Here are Filton sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Filton Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Wessex Water 0345 600 4 600 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, 24/7/365 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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Water Rates Filton

The rates you pay for your water depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can find out very easily whether your Filton water rates are metered or not by looking at a water bill you may have somewhere in the property. Homes with metered Filton water rates will have a meter number listed on one of your water bills.

If your property does not have a water meter, you will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Filton water rates will have been determined by the Filton local council back in the 1990s and will probably remain the same.

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 to 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 Filton residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £417 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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Filton Water Hardness

Filton water's medium rating means that the hard water in your home contains fewer than 200ppm of hard water minerals like calcium and magnesium which contribute to hard water. These minerals will also affect the taste of your water and lead to some limescale build-up.

  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. Washing - from laundry to dishes and even yourself, moderately hard water is less effective at cleaning and reacts differently to softened water. It may even cause dry or irritated skin and lead to damaged hair.
  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 Filton?

Yes! you can drink the water in Filton. Filton water meets the highest standards to make the water safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Filton 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 Filton water to make it potable.

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

  1. Chlorination which is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse Filton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also 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 Bristol Water.

Filton Water Problems

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

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

Filton 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 Bristol Water outage impacting Filton.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Bristol 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 Bristol Water for assistance.

Filton Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a Bristol Water issue impacting Filton.

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

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