Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Binley

If you just moved and have some questions about Binley? Our utilities guide to Binley is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Binley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Binley.

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About Binley, Warwickshire

Binley CV3 has a population of 2,665 and is located in the county of Warwickshire. Warwickshire has a population of 568,167 people.

Who supplies my water in Binley?

Binley water services are supplied by Severn Trent. Here are the main contact numbers for Severn Trent, and Thames Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Binley

Ringing a contact number for Severn Trent or Thames Water is one of many options to deal with your Binley water issues.

Severn Trent phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

Severn Trent contact number Severn Trent Emergency contact number
0345 750 0500 0800 783 4444
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Bank Holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Thames Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Thames Water contact number Thames Water Emergency contact number
0800 980 8800 0800 714 614
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Severn Trent or Thames Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Severn Trent or Thames Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Severn Trent or Thames Water website.

Severn Trent

Customer that want to post a letter to Severn Trent can do so by writing to the Severn Trent address below:

Severn Trent Address
PO Box 407
Darlington
DL1 9WD

Customers that would rather email Severn Trent, you should use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
[email protected]

Thames Water

Customer that want to post a letter to Thames Water can do so by writing to the Thames Water address below:

Thames Water Address
Thames Water Customer Services, PO Box 234
Swindon
SN38 3TW

Customers that would rather email Thames Water, you should use the following email address:

Thames Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Water rates in Binley

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Water rates in Binley depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Binley water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Binley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Binley

Customers that have a water meter at their Binley property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Severn Trent or Thames Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Binley home.

Unmetered Customers in Binley

Customers without a meter at their Binley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Binley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Binley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Binley 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 are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Binley might work out cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Binley?

The average water bill Binley residents are billed can differ between suppliers in your area. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Water Bill Annually
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
Thames Water £19.33 £232

How do I pay my Binley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Severn Trent or Thames Water. After you register your details with Severn Trent or Thames Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Binley bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Severn Trent or Thames Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Binley?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Binley CV3, your water suppliers are Severn Trent and Thames Water.

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.

Binley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Binley

Is water from the tap in Binley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Binley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Binley:

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

Is the water hard in Binley

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 in Binley is higher than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Binley is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Binley contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Binley.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Binley No Water

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

If there is no water at your Binley home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Binley.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent or Thames Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Severn Trent or Thames Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Severn Trent or Thames Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Binley water leak or flooding

Binley water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Binley 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 Binley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Severn Trent or Thames Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Severn Trent or Thames Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Binley taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Binley water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Binley water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Binley water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Severn Trent or Thames Water on the contact details above.

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Internet in Binley CV3

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The speed of your internet connection at your Binley home is dependant upon 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 broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Binley with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Binley Average Download Speed Binley Average Upload Speed
82.35 Mbps 22.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Binley. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Binley?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Binley.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Binley is the availability. Whilst many homes in Binley can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Binley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Binley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called '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 internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Binley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Binley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Binley.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Binley broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Binley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a broadband connection in Binley. 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.

Binley Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Binley should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Binley home is going to be important.

Binley broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Binley broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, 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 in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Binley.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Binley have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Binley?

The average internet speed in Binley is:

Binley Average Download Speed Binley Average Upload Speed
82.35 Mbps 22.30 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Binley, 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 Binley home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Binley.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Binley

Corded telephone area code Binley

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Binley is 01806. If you call someone in Binley, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Binley call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Binley

People living in Binley can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Binley distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Binley in this section.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Binley

The electricity distribution network operator for Binley is Western Power Distribution - East Midlands. You can find the Western Power Distribution - East Midlands contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - East Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 678 3105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton
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There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:

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

Power Generation near Binley

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

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. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Binley

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Binley, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Binley.