A Complete Guide to Utilities in Binley Woods

Are you moving and want to know more about Binley Woods? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Binley Woods will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Binley Woods water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Binley Woods.

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About Binley Woods, Warwickshire

Binley Woods 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 Woods?

Binley Woods 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 Woods

Ringing a contact number for Severn Trent or Thames Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Binley Woods water problems.

Severn Trent contact numbers

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

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

Thames Water contact numbers

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

Thames Water telephone number Thames Water Emergency telephone 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

You can also write to Severn Trent or Thames Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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

If you would like to 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

If you would like to email Thames Water, you should use the following email address:

Thames Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Cost of water in Binley Woods

Water bill in Binley Woods

Water rates in Binley Woods are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Binley Woods water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Binley Woods water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Binley Woods

Customers with a water meter at their Binley Woods 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 are for the consumption at your Binley Woods home.

Unmetered Customers in Binley Woods

Customers who don't have a meter at their Binley Woods home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Binley Woods home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Binley Woods is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Binley Woods 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Binley Woods might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Binley Woods?

The average water bill Binley Woods residents are being charged can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Per Year
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
Thames Water £19.33 £232

How do I pay my Binley Woods water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Severn Trent or Thames Water. After you've registered with Severn Trent or Thames Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options such as:

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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Binley Woods bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Severn Trent or Thames Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Binley Woods?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Binley Woods 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 Woods Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Binley Woods have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Binley Woods

Is tap water in Binley Woods safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Binley Woods. You can rest assured that Binley Woods water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Binley Woods 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 Woods water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Binley Woods come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Binley Woods:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Binley Woods

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Binley Woods contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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

  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 Woods No Water

If you have no water in your Binley Woods home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Binley Woods.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent or Thames Water for assistance. 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 why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Severn Trent or Thames Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Binley Woods water leak or flooding

Binley Woods water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Binley Woods home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Binley Woods 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 problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Severn Trent or Thames Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Binley Woods taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Binley Woods water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Binley Woods 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 Binley Woods water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Severn Trent or Thames Water via the contact channels listed above.

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Internet in Binley Woods CV3

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The broadband speed you get at your Binley Woods home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average connection speed for Binley Woods 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 Woods Average Download Speed Binley Woods Average Upload Speed
82.35 Mbps 22.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Binley Woods. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Binley Woods?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Binley Woods.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Binley Woods is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Binley Woods can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Binley Woods?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Binley Woods
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Binley Woods homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Binley Woods.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Binley Woods.
    • 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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Binley Woods broadband cost

Binley Woods broadband bill

Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Binley Woods. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Binley Woods. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Binley Woods Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Binley Woods should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Binley Woods home will be an important thing to consider.

Binley Woods broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Binley Woods internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Binley Woods.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Binley Woods ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Binley Woods?

The average broadband speed in Binley Woods is:

Binley Woods Average Download Speed Binley Woods Average Upload Speed
82.35 Mbps 22.30 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Binley Woods, 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 Woods property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Binley Woods.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above and 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Binley Woods

Corded telephone area code Binley Woods

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Binley Woods is 01806. When making a call to someone in Binley Woods, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Binley Woods call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Binley Woods

People living in Binley Woods can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Binley Woods home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Binley Woods distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Binley Woods in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Binley Woods

The electricity distribution network operator for Binley Woods 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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The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Woods

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

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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 amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

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

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can 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 Near Binley Woods

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Binley Woods, we've found the closest five municipalities to Binley Woods.