Paignton Water: Contact, Rates, Water Hardness Info - Selectra

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


Paignton Water Supplier

Paignton Water is supplied by one water company, South West Water. Here are the contact details for your Paignton water supplier:

Paignton Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
South West Water 0344 346 2020 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 1pm on Saturday

Paignton sewerage and wastewater is handled by the same company. Here are Paignton sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Paignton Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
South West Water 0344 346 2020 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 Paignton

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

If you've just moved into your new home and don't have a bill, you can look outside your house or in the front garden for a water meter. Sometimes the meter may be located inside your house near the stop tap.

Homes that do not have a water meter won't, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Paignton water rates will have already been determined by your local council in the 1990s and will probably not have changed since then.

If you want to read more about water meters? check out Selectra's essential guide to water meters.

The average water rates Paignton 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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Paignton Water Hardness

Soft water means that your laundry should be softer after washing, your energy bills lower, and appliances will last longer as there will be less build-up of limescale.

Can you drink the water in Paignton?

Yes! you can drink the water in Paignton. Rest assured that Paignton water meets very high standards making it completely safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Paignton water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, this means that your water is safe to drink. There is no need to boil or filter Paignton water to make it potable.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Paignton 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 Paignton 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 South West Water.

Paignton Water Problems

Paignton water problems can include anything from flooding in your area, a burst water mains to no water in your property. 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 Paignton property, you need to do one of the following:

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

Paignton 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 South West Water outage impacting Paignton.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the South West 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 or heating and not the water company

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

Paignton Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a South West Water issue impacting Paignton.

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

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