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Baildon Water: Supplier, Contact & Rates

Looking to learn more about your Baildon water supply? In this simple guide, you will be able to find out who handles your Baildon water supply and how you can get in touch with them, along with other handy tips on subjects such as water rates and quality.

Baildon Water Supplier

Baildon water is supplied by one water company, Yorkshire Water. Here are the main Baildon water supplier contact details:

Baildon Water Supply Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Yorkshire Water 0345 124 2424 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm

Baildon sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Yorkshire Water.

Baildon Wastewater and Sewage Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Yorkshire Water 0345 124 2424 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 Yorkshire Water come from?

Most of the water that Yorkshire Water supplies to the domestic market comes from surface-water sources such as reservoirs, rivers and streams, as well as from boreholes. No matter which source your water has come from, Yorkshire Water carries out extensive testing to ensure its safety before reaching your home.

Water Rates Baildon

Baildon water rates come in two forms - metered and unmetered. The simplest way to find out which applies to you is to look at a water bill. If your bill shows a water meter number, or the account number starts with MC, this means that you are a metered customer. If the account number starts with UC or you cannot see a water meter number, then you should be an unmetered customer.

If you don't have a bill, you can check for a water meter in your home. These would be located in the garden with a small box set into the ground, or near the water stop tap, which is usually in the kitchen or garage. If you find a water meter in either of these locations, then your home has metered rates, and you must give your water supplier regular water meter readings so that they can bill you accurately. This can be done either via the supplier website, your online account, by giving them a call, or via their app.

Homes that are not metered will have a rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value uses factors such as property, location, size and the availability of local services to create a usage value that is then applied to your bill. Check out our water rates guide to learn more about metered and non metered rates.

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

If you are interested in learning more about water meters, then our water meter guide will help you to get started.

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Baildon Water Hardness

Baildon water hardness is rated as soft. Water hardness is based on the value of minerals present within the water. The higher the mineral content, the harder it will be, and the less effective it is for use in your home. Baildon water's hardness rating is ideal and will result in lower levels of limescale accumulation, and greater efficiency in the effectiveness of your water in comparison to homes in harder water areas.

Can you drink the water in Baildon?

Absolutely! The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Baildon's water quality a 99.96% score in overall mean zonal compliance. This means that your water is perfectly safe to drink, and it is not necessary to boil or filter Baildon water to make it potable.

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

  1. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Baildon water with an earthy smell or taste.
  2. Chlorination ensures hygiene throuEghout the pipe network safely.
  3. Plumbing elements such as pipes, taps and repairs can influence to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

If you are worried about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should contact Yorkshire Water, who will assist you further.

Baildon Water Problems

Baildon water issues can come in many forms, stretching from burst water pipes or flooding to having no water supply in your home. If you are experiencing water problems you need to do one of the following:

  1. If you can access a computer, head over to the Yorkshire Water website. On the "Contact Us" page you will find various options about how to report a problem, get in contact, or check what is happening in your area.
  2. If you aren't at home, send Yorkshire Water a message on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or simply give them a call.

Baildon No Water

If you have no water in your home, you need to identify if the issue is caused by your home plumbing or if it is a Yorkshire Water outage impacting Baildon.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water, and when they expect regular service to resume.
  2. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you. If they do, this suggests an area outage, and you should contact your supplier.
  3. Check that your stop tap is open. A stop tap must be turned to the open position to 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 or water of any form, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance.

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