Harrogate Water: Supply Info & Contact Details - Selectra

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


Harrogate Water Supplier

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

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

Harrogate sewerage and wastewater is handled by the same company. Here are Harrogate sewerage and wastewater contact details:

Harrogate Wastewater Contact
Water Company Phone Number Opening Times
Yorkshire Water 0345 124 2424 24/7/365

Be aware that calls to numbers starting with 03 may be charged at local rates by your phone company.

Water Rates Harrogate

Water rates in Harrogate depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can find out very simply whether your Harrogate water rates are metered or not by taking a quick look at your water bill. Homes with a water meter will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

If you've just moved into your new home and don't have a bill, you can look outside your house or in the front garden for a water meter. Sometimes the meter may be located inside your house near the stop tap.

Homes that do not have a water meter won't, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your Harrogate water rates will have already been determined by your local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

If you want to read more about water meters? check out Selectra's essential guide to water meters.

The average water rates Harrogate residents are being charged result in an average water bill of around £417 a year. This amount combines both water supply and sewerage costs.

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

Harrogate Water Hardness

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

Soft water means that your laundry should be softer after washing, your energy bills lower, and appliances will last longer as there will be less build-up of limescale.

Can you drink the water in Harrogate?

Yes! you can drink the water in Harrogate. Harrogate water meets the highest standards to make the water safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Harrogate water quality a 99.96% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not necessary to boil or filter Harrogate water to make it potable.

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

  1. Chlorination which is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse Harrogate water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty or rubbery hints.

If you have questions or any doubts about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact Yorkshire Water.

Harrogate Water Problems

Harrogate water problems can include anything from flooding in your area, no water in your home or a burst water pipe. 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 Harrogate 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 "report a leak" section of Yorkshire Water and fill out the online form.

Harrogate 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 Harrogate.

  1. Check the "In Your Area" 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.

Harrogate Water Discolouration

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

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Harrogate may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, Yorkshire Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Harrogate
  3. Water Discolouration is not harmful and can often be cleared by running the cold water tap until it becomes clear
  4. If there is no improvement after trying this, you can contact Yorkshire Water for assistance.

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