Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Breadsall

If you just moved and have some questions about Breadsall? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Breadsall will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Breadsall water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Breadsall.

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About Breadsall, Derbyshire

Breadsall DE21 has a population of 773 and is located in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire has a population of 796,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Breadsall?

Breadsall water services are provided by Severn Trent. Here are the main contact numbers for Severn Trent, and South Staffordshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Breadsall

Calling a phone number for Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Breadsall water problems.

Severn Trent telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

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

South Staffordshire Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for South Staffordshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

South Staffordshire Water phone number South Staffordshire Water Emergency phone number
0345 607 0456 0800 389 1011
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water

You can also get in touch with Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water website.

Severn Trent

If you prefer to send 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 must use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
[email protected]

South Staffordshire Water

If you prefer to send a letter to South Staffordshire Water can do so by writing to the South Staffordshire Water address below:

South Staffordshire Water Address
Green Lane
Walsall
WS2 7PD

Customers that would rather email South Staffordshire Water, you must use the following email address:

South Staffordshire Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in Breadsall

Water bill in Breadsall

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

Metered Customers in Breadsall

Customers that have a water meter at their Breadsall home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Breadsall home.

Unmetered Customers in Breadsall

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Breadsall home will pay 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 Breadsall home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Breadsall will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Breadsall water rates would 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, having a water meter installed at your Breadsall could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Breadsall?

The average water bill Breadsall residents are billed varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Annual Water Bill
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
South Staffordshire Water £13.33 £160

How do I pay my Breadsall water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water, 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Breadsall bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Breadsall?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Breadsall DE21, your water suppliers are Severn Trent and South Staffordshire 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.

Breadsall Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Breadsall have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Breadsall

Is tap water in Breadsall safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Breadsall come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Breadsall:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Breadsall

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 Breadsall is below 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Breadsall is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Breadsall more than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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

  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.

Breadsall No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Breadsall home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Breadsall.

If there is no water at your Breadsall home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Breadsall.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water, they often post incident 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.

Breadsall water leak or flooding

Breadsall water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Breadsall home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Breadsall property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Breadsall taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Breadsall water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Breadsall water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Severn Trent or South Staffordshire Water using the contact information above.

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Internet in Breadsall DE21

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Breadsall with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Breadsall Average Download Speed Breadsall Average Upload Speed
73.33 Mbps 14.28 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Breadsall. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Breadsall?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Breadsall.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Breadsall is the availability. Whilst many homes in Breadsall should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Breadsall?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Breadsall
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 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 provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Breadsall homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Breadsall.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Breadsall.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Breadsall broadband price

Breadsall broadband bill

You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Breadsall. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Breadsall. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Breadsall Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Breadsall must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Breadsall home will be an important thing to consider.

Breadsall broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Breadsall broadband connection is really important. 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 a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Breadsall.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Breadsall?

The average speed of broadband in Breadsall is:

Breadsall Average Download Speed Breadsall Average Upload Speed
73.33 Mbps 14.28 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 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 one of those green boxes on your street in Breadsall, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Breadsall home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Breadsall.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 100+ Mbps Broadband

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

2.4ghz and 5ghz are the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Breadsall

Corded telephone area code Breadsall

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

How much does an 01806 Breadsall call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your 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.

Electricity and Gas in Breadsall

Residents of Breadsall are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Breadsall home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

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

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Breadsall

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

Western Power Distribution - Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 6783 105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton
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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

Power Generation near Breadsall

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

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Fossil Fuels

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

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Breadsall

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Breadsall, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Breadsall.

Closest five municipalities to Breadsall
Municipality Distance from Breadsall
Horsley -
Little Eaton -
Oakwood -
Spondon -
Kedleston 2.37 miles