Water Quality

The taste and appearance of tap water varies depending on where you live in our region.

Check your water quality and hardness

Enter your postcode below to find out about the water quality and hardness in your area and the settings needed for your dishwasher.

White or brown water

Information on why and what to do if you have discoloured water

Hard water and limescale

Information on hard water and what you can do if it causes limescale to build up around your home

Taste and odour

The taste of water can vary from area to area due to the different rocks and soils it filters through

How to check for lead pipes

There are no lead water mains in our region, but they can be found in older homes.

Protecting water from pesticides

We work closely with farmers in the region to reduce levels of pesticides.

Testing for legionella

Our Scientific Services team offers testing for legionella to local businesses.

Our tests explained

We analyse 50,000 samples a year - find out what we test for in water.