Leeds Water: Supplier, Meters & Average Costs - Selectra

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


Leeds Water Supplier

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

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

Leeds sewerage and wastewater is also handled by Yorkshire Water.

Reading 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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Water Rates Leeds

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

Homes that are not metered won't, but they will have the rateable value of the home instead of this. The rateable value part of your Leeds 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 Leeds 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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Leeds Water Hardness

Leeds water hardness is rated as Medium. 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, Leeds picks up minerals, such as magnesium or calcium, on the way to your tap.

Can you drink the water in Leeds?

Yes! You can drink the water in Leeds. You can rest assured that Leeds water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Leeds 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 Leeds water to make it potable.

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

Leeds Water Problems

Leeds 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 Leeds 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.

Leeds 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 Leeds.

  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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