Frampton Cotterell Water: Issues, Supplier & Info

Looking to find out more about Frampton Cotterell water? In this guide, you will find out who handles the Frampton Cotterell water supply and wastewater services, in addition to dealing with Frampton Cotterell's water hardness, problems and other handy tips.


Frampton Cotterell Water Supplier

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

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

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

Frampton Cotterell Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Wessex Water 0345 600 4600 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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Where does Frampton Cotterell water come from?

The vast majority of the water that Bristol Water provides to Frampton Cotterell comes from surface water sources. These sources range from approximately 50% being drawn from Chew Valley Lake, Blagdon Lake, the Mendip Hills, Cheddar Reservoir and Barrow Gurney Reservoirs, while the remainder is transported from the River Severn via the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. No matter how far your water has travelled or where it has come from, Bristol Water ensures that it is of great quality by the time it reaches your home by carrying out regular testing and applying thorough filtration and cleansing methods.

Water Rates Frampton Cotterell

Homes come with one of two types of rates: metered or unmetered. If you have metered rates, your water bill should display a meter number, or the account number may start with MC for Metered Customer. If it instead starts with UC, this means Unmetered Customer.

Don't have a water bill? Don't worry, you may be able to find a water meter by searching around your property. You should check for this either in your kitchen, or garage (often next to the water stop tap). If you have a home with a garden, this may instead be in a small box in the ground outside. If your property has a water meter, you must provide regular meter readings so that your water supplier can accurately bill you. Without these, your bill may be higher than necessary, as your supplier will have to estimate your usage.

Homes that are not metered will have a rateable value instead. This is based on several factors, such as property size and the availability of local services. This data is then used to create an estimated consumption value of your home, which is then used to generate your bill.

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

If you are looking for more details about your meter rates or water meters, then these water rates and water meter guides will help you learn more about the fundamentals, and help you with any relevant decision making.

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Frampton Cotterell Water Hardness

Frampton Cotterell's water hardness is rated as medium water. The hardness rating of water varies from region to region and is based on the mineral values present within the water. The more minerals that are within the water, the harder it will be, and the less effective it is for household use. Frampton Cotterell water's hardness rating means that it will be beneficial to take steps to lessen the likelihood of limescale accumulation and the deterioration of appliances. Here are a few examples of what you can do:

  1. Clothing - Liquid detergents should be used over powder detergents. You should also clean your washing machine by adding baking soda and white vinegar directly into the drum and setting it to a hot wash. Wipe down the drum thoroughly afterwards.
  2. Kettles - Do not overfill your kettle. 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. Baths, sinks and toilets - Clean these areas with an acidic sanitizer. This will help to reduce and slow the accumulation of limescale deposits.
  4. 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 Frampton Cotterell?

Certainly! The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Frampton Cotterell water quality at 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance. This means that your water requires no additional filtration or steps such as boiling, and you do not need to buy bottled water to drink at home.

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

  1. Plumbing such as pipe, taps and repairs can contribute to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.
  2. Chlorination helps to reduce the presence of harmful natural contaminants, and poses no risk to health.
  3. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Frampton Cotterell 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 flavour.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, appearance or are concerned about its safety you should not hesitate to contact Bristol Water.

Frampton Cotterell Water Problems

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

  1. Out and about? Call or contact Bristol Water on social media depending on whether the issue relates to drinking water, or Wessex Water for wastewater.
  2. If you can access a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of Bristol Water and fill out the online form.

Frampton Cotterell No Water

No water supply in your home? The first thing we need to do is to find out if this is related to your homes plumbing, or if there is a Scottish Water outage affecting the area.

  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 Bristol Waters website for information, or give them a call.
  2. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Bristol Water 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 Bristol Water for assistance.

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