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Aberdare Water: Contact, Rates, Water Hardness Information

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

Aberdare Water Supplier

Aberdare Water is supplied by one water company, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Here are the contact details for your Aberdare water supplier:

Aberdare Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water 0800 052 0145 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Aberdare sewerage and wastewater is handled by the same company, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Here are Aberdare sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Aberdare Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water 0800 085 3968 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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Water Rates Aberdare

Water rates in Aberdare will depend on whether your home does or does not have a water meter. You can find out whether your Aberdare water rates are metered or not by looking at your water bill. Homes with metered Aberdare water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Homes that aren't metered won't, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead of this. The rateable value part of your Aberdare water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and unlikely to have changed significantly since then.

If you've just moved in or you don't have a bill handy, you can look around your house or in the front garden for a meter. Sometimes the meter can be located inside your house near to the stop tap.

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

The average water rates Aberdare residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £439 a year. This amount combines both sewerage costs and water supply.

If you want to save some money on your water bill then this useful guide to water rates in the UK will give you some great tips & tricks to help lower your water bill.

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Aberdare Water Hardness

Aberdare water hardness is rated as soft water. While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. Due to the way water filters through rocks in Aberdare Water's supply area, Aberdare's water picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Aberdare water's soft rating means that the soft water in your homeis unlikely to lead to scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and loos.

Can you drink the water in Aberdare?

Yes! You can drink the water in Aberdare. Aberdare water meets very high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Aberdare water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is very safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil, filter or otherwise refine Aberdare water further in order to make it potable.

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

  1. Chlorination a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Aberdare water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can 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 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

Aberdare Water Problems

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

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "In your area" section of Dwr Cymru Welsh Waters website, or alternately reach out to them via the "Report an issue" page via live chat or telephone.

Aberdare 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 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water outage impacting Aberdare.

  1. Check the FAQ or "Report an issue" section of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website.
  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 and not the water company

    If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for assistance.

Aberdare Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a Dwr Cymru Welsh Water issue impacting Aberdare.

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

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