Halifax Water: Quality, Water Rates & Supply Info - Selectra

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


Halifax Water Supplier

Halifax Water is supplied by one water company, Yorkshire Water. Here are the contact details for your Halifax water supplier:

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

Halifax sewerage and wastewater is handled by the same company, Yorkshire Water. Here are Halifax sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Halifax Wastewater 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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Water Rates Halifax

Water rates in Halifax will depend on if your home has a water meter or not. You can find out if your Halifax water rates are metered by having a look at your water bill. Homes with metered Halifax water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Homes that aren't metered won't have this, but they will have the rateable value of the home in its place. The rateable value part of your Halifax water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is unlikely to have changed much 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 may be located inside your house near the stop tap.

If you would like to learn more about water meters check out Selectra's essential guide to water meters.

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

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

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Halifax Water Hardness

Halifax 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 Halifax Water's supply area, Halifax's water picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Halifax water's Soft rating means that the soft water in your home has a lower chance of scaling in kettles, sinks, dishwashers and loos.

Can you drink the water in Halifax?

Yes! You can drink the water in Halifax without worry. You can rest assured that Halifax water meets very high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Halifax 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 or filter Halifax water to make it potable.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Halifax 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 Halifax 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.

Halifax Water Problems

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

  1. If you are out and about, call or tweet Yorkshire Water
  2. If you are near a computer, go to the "I've spotted a leak" section of Yorkshire Water and either check their map for any known issues or contact call them to query further.

Halifax 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 Halifax.

  1. Check the "I've got no water or my water pressure is low" section of the Yorkshire Water website to check if there are any known reasons why you have no water, further steps you can take, and their contact number if necessary.
  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.

Halifax Water Discolouration

If the water in your home is discoloured, the issue might be a Yorkshire Water issue impacting Halifax.

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Halifax may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, Yorkshire Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Halifax
  3. Water Discolouration is not harmful and can often be cleared by running the cold water tap until it becomes clear

If there is no improvement after trying this, you can contact Yorkshire Water for assistance.

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