Wimborne Water: Suppliers, Meters & Rates

Have you moved home and have some Wimborne water questions? In this guide, you will be able to find out who your Wimborne water and wastewater suppliers are, along with other useful info on your waters hardness, quality and rates.


Wimborne Water Supplier

Wimborne water is supplied by one water company and that is Bournemouth Water. Here is the main Wimborne water supplier contact:

Wimborne Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Bournemouth Water 0120 259 0059 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Wimborne sewerage and wastewater is handled by one of possibly two companies depending on your supply area Wessex Water or Southern Water. Here are the main contact details.

Wimborne Water Supply Contact
Waste Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Wessex Water 0345 600 4600 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Southern Water 0330 303 0368 Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-10:30pm
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Water Rates Wimborne

Your Wimborne home will have either metered or unmetered rates. You can find out which apply to you by taking a look at a water bill. Homes that have metered water rates will have a meter number listed on their bills, or, the account number will start with UC for unmetered customers or MC for metered customers.

You can also check around your home for a water meter. These would be located either in a small box in the ground in your garden or near the water stop tap. If you find a water meter in either of these locations, then your home will have metered rates, and you should give your water provider regular water meter readings.

Homes that are not metered will have a rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value takes into account factors such as property size, location, and the availability of local services to create a usage value that is then applied to your bill.

The average water rates Wimborne water residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £418 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

Check out these simple water meter and water rates guides to further understand how you can get the most out of your water.

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Wimborne Water Hardness

Wimborne's water hardness is rated as hard. 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.

Wimborne water's hardness rating means that it will be beneficial to take some steps to lessen the likelihood of limescale accumulation and the deterioration of appliances. Here are a few examples of what you can do:

  1. Dishwashers - Take advantage of the built-in water softener. Regularly top off it off with dishwasher salt in the appropriate compartment.
  2. Clothing - Liquid detergents should be used over powder detergents. 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.
  3. Baths, sinks and toilets - Clean these areas with an acidic sanitizer often.
  4. Kettles - Do not overfill your kettle with water. Clean your kettle by half-filling it 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.

Can you drink the water in Wimborne?

Yes! It is not necessary to boil or filter Wimborne tap water to make it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Wimborne tap water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink.

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

  1. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can add water with an earthy smell or taste.
  2. Chlorination safely ensures hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  3. Plumbing can change the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

If you have questions about your water quality, you should not hesitate to contact Bournemouth Water.

Wimborne Water Problems

Wimborne 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 Wimborne property, you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you are near a computer, go to the "report a leak" section of Bournemouth Water and fill out the online form.
  2. If you are out and about, call or tweet at Bournemouth Water depending on whether the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.

Wimborne 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 Bournemouth Water outage impacting Wimborne.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Bournemouth Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you. If they do, then this will be a supplier issue.
  3. Check that your stop tap is open. If this is closed, turning it to the open position should allow water to flow.
  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 Bournemouth Water for assistance.

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