Batley Water: Hardness, Rates & Supply Info

Bately running on water from a tap on the left

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

Batley Water Supplier

The company that supplies the water in Batley is Yorkshire Water. Here are the main Batley water supplier contact details:

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

Batley sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Yorkshire Water.

Batley 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.

Water Rates Batley

Whether your Batley property has a water meter or not will dictate how your property is charged. You can easily find out whether your Batley water rates are metered by taking a look at your water bill. Homes with metered Batley water rates will have a meter number demonstrated on their water bills.

Homes that are not metered won't have this, but they will have the rateable value of the home in its place. The rateable value part of your Batley water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and most likely will not have changed since. This value was based on the size and general condition of the property, and the availability of local services.

The average Water Rates Batley water residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £373 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

Batley Water Hardness

Batley water hardness is rated as soft. While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. Due to the way water filters through rocks in Yorkshire Water's supply area, Batley picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap. This soft rating additionally means that your washing should be softer, your energy bills more efficient and your appliances should last longer due to a lack of limescale build-up, compared to hard water areas.

Can you drink the water in Batley?

Yes! You can drink the water in Batley. You can rest assured that Batley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Batley water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is perfectly safe to drink without the necessity to boil or filter further in order to make it potable.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Batley 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 Batley 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 Yorkshire Water, who will provide further assistance.

Batley Water Problems

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

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet at Yorkshire Water depending on whether the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "Get in Touch" section of Yorkshire Water and either call them or request a callback.

Batley 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 Yorkshire Water outage impacting Batley.

  1. Check the "Get in Touch" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check that your stop tap is open
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  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 Yorkshire Water for assistance.

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