We're happy to welcome InterpretersLive! by Sign Solutions, to offer our British Sign Language users a way to contact us through a live interpreter.

Use this service to contact us during our opening hours:

  • 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and
  • 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Our accounts and billing contact centres are closed on bank holidays, however, our water and sewerage contact centre is available 24/7.


Choose to use this service through your browser or with the Starleaf app.


By choosing to use this service, your personal data will be processed by Sign Solutions, providers of InterpretersLive!. Information discussed on the call will not be retained by Sign Solutions.


View Sign Solutions' full privacy policy.




System requirements
Minimum requirements

This service can be used by Windows devices and Apple Macs.


Operating system:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8, and
  • Windows 7
  • Service Pack 1 (all require .NET framework 4.6 or later)
  • macOS 10.11 or later or iOS 9 or later.
  • Android 4.4 or later
  • iPhone 4s or later, and
  • iPad 2 or later


Internet connection: StarLeaf recommends download and upload speeds of 1.0 Mbit/s for High Definition video conferencing. Content sharing and/or video functionality might be restricted at speeds below 384kbps

Support and troubleshooting

If you are having difficulties connecting to the InterpretersLive! Service try watching their Troubleshooting guide; a video transcript is available here.


Please note: if you have less than 120kbps available, the call will be audio-only. The minimum requirement for video calls is 192kbps.


If you are having problems accessing the App please watch the download guide, available here; a video transcript is available here.


You can also contact Sign Solutions for further help or to give feedback on the service. If you wish to make a complaint, please follow the guidelines.


To request a callback from Northumbrian Water, please download the Starleaf app or contact Sign Solutions on interpreterslive@signsolutions.uk.com so hearing people can contact you via a BSL video interpreter.