Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Brinsley

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

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About Brinsley, Derbyshire

Brinsley NG16 has a population of 5,038 and is located in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire has a population of 796,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Brinsley?

Brinsley water utilities are supplied by Severn Trent. Here are the main contact numbers for Severn Trent:

How to reach your water provider in Brinsley

Speaking to an advisor at Severn Trent is one of many contact methods to deal with your Brinsley water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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

Write to Severn Trent

You can also get in touch with Severn Trent, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Severn Trent website.

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

Severn Trent Email Address
[email protected]
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Cost of water in Brinsley

Water bill in Brinsley

Water rates in Brinsley depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Brinsley water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Brinsley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Brinsley

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Brinsley house will pay an annual fixed 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Brinsley home.

Unmetered Customers in Brinsley

Customers without a meter at their Brinsley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Brinsley home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Brinsley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Brinsley water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Brinsley could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Brinsley?

The average water bill Brinsley residents are charged is £16.58 each month, that's £199 annually.

How do I pay my Brinsley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Severn Trent. After you register your details with Severn Trent, 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 Brinsley bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Severn Trent 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 Brinsley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Brinsley NG16, your water supplier is Severn Trent.

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.

Brinsley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Brinsley

Is the tap water in Brinsley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Brinsley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Brinsley:

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

Is the water hard in Brinsley

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 Brinsley is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Brinsley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Brinsley contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Brinsley.

Brinsley No Water

If you have no water in your Brinsley home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Brinsley.

If there is no water at your Brinsley home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Brinsley.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Severn Trent website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Severn Trent, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Brinsley water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Brinsley property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Severn Trent 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 Severn Trent website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Brinsley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Brinsley water this could be because of 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 affect it by infusing your Brinsley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Brinsley water.

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

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Internet in Brinsley NG16

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • 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 internet speed in Brinsley with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Brinsley Average Download Speed Brinsley Average Upload Speed
86.88 Mbps 14.45 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Brinsley. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Brinsley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Brinsley is the availability. Most homes in Brinsley should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Brinsley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Brinsley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds 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.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Brinsley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Brinsley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Brinsley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Brinsley broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Brinsley. You will see many broadband providers are 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 when you sign up for a internet connection in Brinsley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Brinsley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Brinsley also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Brinsley home will be an important thing to consider.

Brinsley broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Brinsley broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Brinsley.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Brinsley have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Brinsley?

The average speed of broadband in Brinsley is:

Brinsley Average Download Speed Brinsley Average Upload Speed
86.88 Mbps 14.45 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Brinsley, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Brinsley house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should take for a broadband service in Brinsley.

Usual Internet habits 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 and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Brinsley

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Brinsley is 01773. When making a call to someone in Brinsley, and you are in a different area, you should add 01773 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01773 Brinsley call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Brinsley

Residents in Brinsley are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Brinsley home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Brinsley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Brinsley below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Brinsley

The electricity distribution network operator for Brinsley 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 Brinsley

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from 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

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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Brinsley

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Brinsley, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Brinsley.