Teignmouth Water: Suppliers, Quality & Support

Need to find out more about Teignmouth water or have just moved home? This guide will provide you with all of the information you need to get started; from who your water and wastewater suppliers are, to your waters quality and what you should do if you encounter a problem with your supply.

Teignmouth Water Supplier

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

Teignmouth Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
South West Water 0344 246 1010 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm

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

Teignmouth Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
South West Water 0344 346 2020 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 Teignmouth water come from?

The majority of South West Waters supply comes from reservoirs and rivers within their coverage area. The remaining 10% is sourced from a combination of boreholes, wells and natural springs.

Water Rates Teignmouth

Your home will have either metered or unmetered rates. If you have metered rates, your water bill will display a meter number associated with your address. If you can't see this, the account number may start with MC for Metered Customers or UC for Unmetered Customers.

If you don't have a water bill, you may be able to find a water meter by searching around your property. These would be located either near the stop tap in the kitchen or garage or in the garden within a small box set into the ground. If you confirm that your property has a water meter, providing your supplier with regular meter readings is a must, so that they can accurately bill you.

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

The average water rates Teignmouth residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £491 per year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

If you are uncertain whether metered or unmetered water rates are more beneficial for your home, then take a read through our guide to water rates and guide to water meters to learn more about them.

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Teignmouth Water Hardness

Teignmouth water hardness is rated as soft. Soft water is the perfect rating for domestic properties, as it means that your home will be less likely to experience significant limescale accumulation, your appliances should last longer, and your bills will be more efficient when compared to the water in areas of a harder rating.

Can you drink the water in Teignmouth?

Yes! You can drink the water in Teignmouth. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Teignmouth water quality at 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil or filter Teignmouth water to make it potable.

Mild changes to water quality are usually not 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 Teignmouth water with an earthy smell or taste. As the source of your water changes throughout the year, so too will its mineral composition, affecting its taste.

If you would like to learn more about where your water comes from, you should not hesitate to contact South West Water or take a browse their website.

Teignmouth Water Problems

Teignmouth water problems can include anything from burst water pipes or flooding to having no water supply in your home. If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Teignmouth property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. Get in touch with South West Water by calling them, or contacting them on their social media channels of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  2. If you can access a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of the South West Water website and fill out the online form. Additionally, you can check out what known issues there may be in the area.

Teignmouth 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 South West Water outage impacting Teignmouth.

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

Teignmouth Water Discolouration

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

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Teignmouth 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 Teignmouth
  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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