Dewsbury Water: Supplier, Meters & Average Costs

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


Dewsbury Water Supplier

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

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

Dewsbury sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Yorkshire Water.

Dewsbury 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?

Yorkshire Water sources its supply from numerous local reservoirs and boreholes. The water then goes through a thorough filtering process to ensure its quality before arriving in your home ready to use.

Water Rates Dewsbury

Having a water meter in your Dewsbury home will dictate the form of rates that you will be charged. You can find out whether your Dewsbury water rates are metered or not by taking a look at your water bill. Homes with metered Dewsbury 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 in its place The rateable value part of your Dewsbury water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and most likely will not have changed since. These rates are based on factors such as property size and area, and are subject to review every 5 years

The average Water Rates Dewsbury 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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Dewsbury Water Hardness

Dewsbury 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, Dewsbury picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap. Having soft water means that it is more efficient in tasks such as washing clothes and dishes and is much less likely to lead to the scaling of appliances like kettles or taps in comparison to hard water areas

Can you drink the water in Dewsbury?

Yes! You can drink the water in Dewsbury. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Dewsbury 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 Dewsbury water to make it potable.

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes in water characteristics can infuse Dewsbury Water with an earthier taste or smell.
  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.

Dewsbury Water Problems

Dewsbury water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding to no water in your home. This is why it is important to make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies so that you can get up and running as soon as possible.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Dewsbury 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 the Yorkshire Water website and either call them or request a callback.

Dewsbury No Water

If you have no water in your home, you need to find out if the issue is a Yorkshire Water outage impacting Dewsbury, or if this is to do with your home plumbing.

  1. Check the "Get in Touch" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for information explaining why you have no water, such as works or incidents in the area.
  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, as this indicates that there may be a supply issue.

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