Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Chinley
Are you moving and want to know more about Chinley? Our utilities guide to Chinley is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Chinley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Chinley.
About Chinley, Cheshire
Chinley SK23 has a population of 1,614 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.
Who supplies my water in Chinley?
Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Chinley
Calling a phone number for Severn Trent or United Utilities is one of many contact methods to deal with your Chinley water issues.
Severn Trent phone numbers
Below, you can find the principal phone 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|
Moving to Chinley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
United Utilities phone numbers
Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.
|United Utilities telephone number||United Utilities Emergency telephone number|
|0345 672 2888||0345 672 3723|
|Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Write to Severn Trent or United Utilities
You can also get in touch with Severn Trent or United Utilities, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Severn Trent or United Utilities website.
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
Customers that would rather email Severn Trent, you can use the email address below:
|Severn Trent Email Address|
Customer that want to post a letter to United Utilities can do so by writing to the United Utilities address below:
|United Utilities Address|
|United Utilities, PO Box 453
Water rates in Chinley
Water rates in Chinley are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Chinley water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Chinley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Chinley
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Chinley 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 or United Utilities. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Chinley home.
Unmetered Customers in Chinley
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Chinley home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Chinley home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Chinley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Chinley 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?
You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Chinley could be cheaper.
Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Chinley?
The average water bill Chinley residents are billed will depend on which water company supplies your home. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Water Bill Per Month||Average Water Bill Per Year|
Expensive Chinley water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Chinley water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Severn Trent or United Utilities. After you register your details with Severn Trent or United Utilities, 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 Chinley 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 Severn Trent or United Utilities 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 Chinley?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Chinley SK23, your water suppliers are Severn Trent and 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.
Chinley Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Chinley have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Chinley
Is water from the tap in Chinley safe to drink?
Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Chinley. You can rest assured that Chinley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Chinley 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 Chinley water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Chinley come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Chinley:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Chinley
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 rating for water hardness in Chinley is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Chinley is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Chinley 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.
You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Chinley.
Chinley No Water
If there isn't any running water in your Chinley home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Chinley.
If there is no water at your Chinley home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Chinley.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent or United Utilities for help. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Severn Trent or United Utilities website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Severn Trent or United Utilities, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Chinley water leak or flooding
Chinley water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Chinley 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 Chinley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Contact Severn Trent or United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Severn Trent or United Utilities website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Chinley taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Chinley water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Chinley water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Chinley water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Severn Trent or United Utilities via the contact channels listed above.
Broadband in Chinley SK23
The speed of your internet connection at your Chinley home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Where you've placed your router
- If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
- Your broadband provider
Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Chinley with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Chinley Average Download Speed||Chinley Average Upload Speed|
|63.65 Mbps||13.15 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Chinley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Chinley. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.
Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Chinley?
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 could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Chinley.
The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Chinley is the issue of availability. Most homes in Chinley should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Chinley?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Chinley
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Chinley homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Chinley.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Chinley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Chinley broadband cost
You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Chinley. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Chinley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.
Chinley Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Chinley should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Chinley home is going to be important.
Chinley broadband customer service
Finally, the customer support of your Chinley broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Chinley.
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Chinley have about their internet connection.
What's the average broadband speed in Chinley?
The average speed of broadband in Chinley is:
|Chinley Average Download Speed||Chinley Average Upload Speed|
|63.65 Mbps||13.15 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Chinley, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Chinley house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .
What speed internet is best for me?
That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick for a broadband service in Chinley.
|Main internet uses||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|
|3-5 devices||AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming||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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the landline area code in Chinley
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Chinley is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Chinley, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Chinley call cost?
If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.
If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity Supply in Chinley
Residents in Chinley 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 distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Chinley home to the gas network and electricity grid.
More often than not you won't need to speak to the Chinley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Chinley below.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Chinley
The electricity distribution network operator for Chinley is Electricity North West. You can find the Electricity North West contact details in the table below:
|Electricity North West Contact Information|
|General Enquiries||0800 195 4141|
|Address||304 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park
There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Chinley?
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Power Generation near Chinley
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Chinley.
In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
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, 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 accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Chinley
If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Chinley, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Chinley.