Wakefield Water: Rates, Contact, Water Quality Info - Selectra

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Have you recently moved and have some questions about Wakefield water and what to do, you will be able to find who handles the Wakefield water supply as well as sewerage services in the information below. Additionally, we have tips and tricks on how to deal with Wakefield water hardness so that you can enjoy safe tap water in your home.


Wakefield Water Supplier

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

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

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

Wakefield 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.

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Water Rates Wakefield

Water rates in Wakefield be conditional on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can find out if your water rates are metered or not by looking at your water bill. Homes with a metered water rate will have a water meter number, you should be able to find this on your water bills.

If you've just moved in and can't find a bill, you can simply look outside your house or in the garden for a water meter. Sometimes the meter may be found inside your home near the stop tap.

Homes that do not have a water meter will have something called rateable value of the home instead. The rateable value part of your water rates will have been determined by Wakefield council in the 90s and have probably stayed the same since.

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

The average water rates Wakefield 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.

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Wakefield Water Hardness

Wakefield water hardness is rated as soft water. 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. There is no need to use a water softener in your property

Can you drink the water in Wakefield?

Yes! you can drink the water in Wakefield without any fears of becoming sick. Wakefield water meets the highest standards to make the water safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Wakefield 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 Wakefield water.

If you notice a change in taste or smell of Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 doubts about your water's taste, smell or appearance, you should not hesitate to contact Yorkshire Water.

Wakefield Water Problems

Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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.

Wakefield 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 Wakefield.

  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 and not closed
  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 or heating and not the water company

    If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance.

Wakefield Water Discolouration

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

  1. Changes to the colour of the water in Wakefield may happen after a burst pipe has been repaired
  2. Or, Yorkshire Water could have been carrying out upgrade work on the pipes in Wakefield
  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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