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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bewsey

Are you moving and want to know more about Bewsey? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Bewsey will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bewsey water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bewsey.

About Bewsey, Cheshire

Bewsey WA5 has a population of 3,330 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Bewsey?

Bewsey water utilities are supplied by United Utilities. Below are the main phone numbers for United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Bewsey

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is one of many contact methods to talk about your Bewsey water account.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities contact number United Utilities Emergency contact number
0345 672 2888 0345 672 3723
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to United Utilities

You can also get in touch with United Utilities, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the United Utilities website.

If you prefer to send a letter to United Utilities can do so by writing to the United Utilities address below:

United Utilities Address
United Utilities, PO Box 453
Warrington
WA55 1SE

Water rates in Bewsey

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Water rates in Bewsey are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Bewsey water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Bewsey water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Bewsey

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Bewsey home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Bewsey home.

Unmetered Customers in Bewsey

Customers who don't have a meter at their Bewsey home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Bewsey home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Bewsey will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Bewsey water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Bewsey could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Bewsey?

The average water bill Bewsey residents are being charged is £16.83 each month, that's £202 a year.

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How do I pay my Bewsey water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with United Utilities. After you register your details with United Utilities, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Bewsey bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your United Utilities account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Bewsey?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bewsey WA5, your water supplier is United Utilities.

Since April 2017, business water customers have been able to switch water suppliers. You can find out if your business is eligible in our guide to switching water suppliers.

Bewsey Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Bewsey have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bewsey

Is water from the tap in Bewsey safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Bewsey. You can rest assured that Bewsey water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Bewsey water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Bewsey water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Bewsey come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bewsey:

  • Surface sources - 93%
  • Groundwater sources - 6%
  • Mixed sources - 1%

How hard is the water in Bewsey

While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. As rainwater filters through rocks, it picks up minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. The more minerals the water picks up, the harder is your water considered.

The water hardness rating in Bewsey is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Bewsey is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Bewsey contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Bewsey.

Bewsey No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Bewsey home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Bewsey.

If there is no water at your Bewsey home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Bewsey.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for United Utilities, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Bewsey water leak or flooding

Bewsey water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Bewsey home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Bewsey property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Bewsey taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Bewsey water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Bewsey water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Bewsey water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach United Utilities using the contact information above.

Broadband in Bewsey WA5

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The speed of your internet connection at your Bewsey home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Bewsey with our fast and simple speed test.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Bewsey Average Download Speed Bewsey Average Upload Speed
111.47 Mbps 19.07 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Bewsey. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Bewsey?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Bewsey.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Bewsey is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Bewsey should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Bewsey?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Bewsey
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Bewsey homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Bewsey.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Bewsey.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Bewsey broadband cost

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Bewsey. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Bewsey. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Bewsey Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Bewsey also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Bewsey home is something to think about.

Bewsey broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Bewsey broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Bewsey.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Bewsey have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Bewsey?

The average internet speed in Bewsey is:

Bewsey Average Download Speed Bewsey Average Upload Speed
111.47 Mbps 19.07 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Bewsey, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Bewsey house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Bewsey.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above plus large file transfers or streaming your own video content on the web 100+ Mbps Broadband

What's the difference between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi?

2.4ghz and 5ghz are two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Bewsey

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Bewsey is 01806. If you call someone in Bewsey, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Bewsey call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Bewsey

Residents of Bewsey are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Bewsey home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Bewsey distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Bewsey below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Bewsey

The electricity distribution network operator for Bewsey is SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales. You can find the SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales contact details in the table below:

SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales Contact Information
General Enquiries 0330 101 0444
Emergencies 0800 001 5400
Email customercare@spenergynetworks.com
Website https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/
Address Customer Contact Team, SP Energy Networks, 3 Prenton Way
Prenton

There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:

  1. Electricity North West
  2. Northern Powergrid
  3. SSE Networks
  4. SP Energy Networks
  5. UK Power Networks
  6. Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Bewsey

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Bewsey.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Bewsey

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Bewsey, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Bewsey.

Closest five municipalities to Bewsey
Municipality Distance from Bewsey
Padgate 3.01 miles