Bradford Water: Supply and Water Rates

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


Bradford Water Supplier

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

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

Bradford's sewerage and wastewater is handled by Yorkshire Water.

Bradford Sewerage and Wastewater Supply Contact
Water Supplier 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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Water Rates in Bradford

Water rates in Bradford depend on if your property has a water meter. You can easily find out whether your Bradford water rates are metered or not by looking at your water bill. Homes with metered Bradford water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Homes that are not metered won't have this, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Bradford water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and most likely will not have changed since.

The average water rates Bradford 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.

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Bradford's Water Hardness

Bradford's 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, Bradford picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Can you drink the water in Bradford?

Yes! You can drink the water in Bradford. You can rest assured that Bradford's water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Bradford's water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is perfectly safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil or filter Bradford's water to make it potable.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Bradford's 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 Bradford 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 waters taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact Yorkshire Water, who will provide further assistance.

Bradford Water Problems

Bradford 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 Bradford 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's website and either call them or request a callback.

Bradford 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 Bradford.

  1. Check the "Get in Touch" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  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 Yorkshire Water for assistance.

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