Contact your water wholesaler first to see if they can help. They’ll be able to advise on any problems they’re aware of on the network, such as leaks, pipe bursts or repairs. They can also say what actions they’re taking to get them resolved as well as whether they’re able to deliver additional water, though this is normally only the case for Category 1 sensitive sites, such as hospitals.
We’ve got further information below on alternative water suppliers if water stops on-site - though it’s worth having an emergency contingency plan in place for your business - ahead of any interruption to supplies on-site - so you will know where you’ll source additional water, if it’s needed.
Wholesalers, who are responsible for ensuring clean water gets to your site and wastewater is taken away, usually have information on network bursts, leaks and repair work on their websites.
Not sure who your wholesaler is or what their emergency number is if you have no water? We've created a useful map which will help you find your water wholesaler.
Check to see if you have any leaks on site. No water could be caused by a pipe burst or leak on your site. Remember: not all leaks are above ground but can still cause your supply to stop.
If you think you have a leak and the wholesaler says there are no network supply issues, you’ll need to arrange a repair. Water Plus can also provide a Leak Detection and Repair Service.
If the water wholesaler cannot provide an alternative water delivery to you, then you may want to contact Water Direct who are an approved supplier of emergency water used by a number of customers, wholesalers and retailers. They can supply water in tankers, bowsers, bottled water and water tanks to sites across England and Scotland.
You will need to pay for this service, but in an emergency, it may be what you need to do to protect your business.
You may call them at any time to ask if they can help on: 03453 451 725 (quote Water Plus).
If Water Direct cannot help with an emergency water delivery, which can happen due to demands from other customers or during adverse weather, you may need to contact other bottled or tankered water suppliers who can provide an emergency water service.
Wholesalers aim to provide water at the right pressure for everyday use. If your water pressure seems lower or higher than usual, it's worth taking the below steps.
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