No water or low pressure
We know how frustrating it can be when your water suddenly stops, and we’re sorry if you’re having issues with your supply. We’re here to help you find out what the problem is and how to get it fixed as soon as possible.
Before contacting us there are a few checks you should do to figure out what’s causing the problem and who can help.
Things to check if you have no water
Step 1 – Try your cold kitchen tap
If water is coming out of this tap but nowhere else in your home, it’s very likely to be a problem with your internal plumbing. You need to contact an approved plumber or your landlord.
Step 2 – Check for frozen pipes
In cold weather, you can usually spot a frozen pipe by the light coating of frost around it. If this happens, don't worry, read our help page for advice on what to do.
Step 3 – Check your stop valves are open
Your inside stop valve is usually placed under your kitchen sink. Check that it’s fully open by gently turning it anti-clockwise. You can use our guide to find out how to turn on your inside stop valve.
Step 4 – Check with your neighbours
This can be a useful way to find out what the problem could be. For example, they may have been using the outside stop valve to do plumbing work without realising it affected your supply.
If there’s no issue with your neighbour’s water supply, the problem is likely to be with your plumbing. You should contact an approved plumber or your landlord.
If there’s also a problem with your neighbour’s water supply, it could be a problem with our network so check the next step to find out more.
If you live in a block of flats, check for known issues with your building maintenance contact, your local authority, or the managing agent of the building.
Step 5 – Check for problems in your area
Your supply might be affected by an issue we’re already working to fix. Search for your postcode on our map to see planned work taking place near you.
Check our network latest for more information and regular updates on problems in your area.
Need more help?
If you’ve taken these steps and you still have a problem with your supply, please give us a call on 0800 316 9800 and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.
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