Weston-super-Mare Water: Rates, Contact, Water Quality Info - Selectra

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The Weston-super-Mare water information below can assist you if you've recently moved to Weston-super-Mare and have questions about the water supply or wastewater services. We also provide guidance on how to deal with water hardness in Weston-Super-Mare so that you can enjoy high-quality tap water at home.


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Who Supplies Water in Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare is served by one water company, Bristol Water. Here are the Weston-super-Mare water supplier contact details:

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

Wastewater and sewerage isn't managed by Bristol Water; instead they are handled by Wessex Water in Weston-super-Mare. The main contact numbers for wastewater and sewerage in Weston-super-Mare are as follows:

Sewerage in Weston-super-Mare Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Wessex Water 0345 600 3 600 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Closed on Bank Holidays

Be aware that calls to numbers starting with 03 may be charged at local rates by your phone company.

Water Rates in Weston-super-Mare

Water rates in Weston-super-Mare are determined by whether or not your home has a water meter. You can easily determine whether your Weston-super-Mare water rates are metered or not by taking a look at your water bill. Weston-super-Mare residents with metered water rates will see a meter number on their Bristol 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 Weston-super-Mare water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 1990s and is unlikely to have changed since then.

How much does water cost in Weston-super-Mare?

The average water rates charged to Weston-super-Mare residents amount to a water bill of around £408 per year. This figure includes both the cost of water supply and the cost of sewerage.

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Weston-super-Mare Water Hardness

Water hardness refers to the amount of minerals present in the water, such as dissolved calcium and magnesium. The more minerals your water contains, the 'harder' it is.

While a certain amount of minerals in your water is completely normal and natural, solid calcium carbonate deposits can form over time as hard water evaporates or is heated in a kettle. This is known as limescale, and it can shorten the life of equipment, raise water heating costs, and clog pipes.

Due to the presence of limestone in the Weston-super-Mare area, the majority of Weston-super-Mare water hardness is classed as 'hard'. Here are a few simple tips for reducing limescale if you're negatively affected by Weston-super-Mare water hardness:

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets: To keep limescale at bay, clean susceptible surfaces like tiles, showers, and taps with an acidic limescale remover on a regular basis.
  2. Kettles: To loosen limescale build-up, half-fill your kettle with water and two tablespoons of white vinegar, then leave it for four hours.
  3. Dishwashers: Dishwasher salt acts as a water softener, preventing white film from forming on your dishes and glasses.

Weston-super-Mare Water Quality

Western-super-Mare tap water is safe to drink under normal conditions. In fact, according to World Health Organization data, 99 percent of cities, towns, and rural areas in the United Kingdom have access to potable water.World Health Organisation data states that 99% of cities, towns, and rural areas in the United Kingdom have access to drinkable water sources.

Where does Weston-super-Mare Water come from?

As supplier of water to Weston-super-Mare, Bristol Water owns three major reservoirs in Chew, Blagdon, and Cheddar, as well as a number of boreholes. However, rivers outside of the supply area, such as the Severn, supply nearly half of the water used in Weston-super-Mare. Bristol Water also operates a network of pumping stations, storage reservoirs, and mains that transport water to a network of treatment plants.

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