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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Clock Face

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

About Clock Face, Cheshire

Clock Face WA9 is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Clock Face?

Clock Face water services are supplied by United Utilities. Below are the main phone numbers for United Utilities:

How to reach your water provider in Clock Face

Speaking to an advisor at United Utilities is one of many options to discuss your Clock Face water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities phone number United Utilities Emergency phone number
0345 672 2888 0345 672 3723
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to United Utilities

Additionally, you can communicate with United Utilities, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the United Utilities website.

If you prefer to send a letter to United Utilities can do so by writing to the United Utilities address below:

United Utilities Address
United Utilities, PO Box 453
Warrington
WA55 1SE

Cost of water in Clock Face

Water bill in Clock Face

Water rates in Clock Face are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Clock Face water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Clock Face water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Clock Face

Customers with a water meter at their Clock Face property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Clock Face home.

Unmetered Customers in Clock Face

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Clock Face home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Clock Face home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Clock Face will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Clock Face water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Clock Face may save you money.

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 Clock Face?

The average water bill Clock Face residents are being charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 a year.

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How do I pay my Clock Face water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with United Utilities, 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Clock Face bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your United Utilities 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 Clock Face?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Clock Face WA9, your water supplier is 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.

Clock Face Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Clock Face

Is water from the tap in Clock Face safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Clock Face come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Clock Face:

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

Is the water hard in Clock Face

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 rating in Clock Face is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Clock Face is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Clock Face contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Clock Face No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Clock Face 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 Clock Face.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of United Utilities, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Clock Face water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Clock Face property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the United Utilities website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Clock Face taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Clock Face 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 impermeate the Clock Face water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Clock Face water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach United Utilities using the contact information above.

Internet in Clock Face WA9

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Clock Face home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Clock Face with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Clock Face Average Download Speed Clock Face Average Upload Speed
108.77 Mbps 18.87 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Clock Face. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is 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 is the only means of connection that's available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Clock Face?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Clock Face.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Clock Face is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Clock Face should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Clock Face?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Clock Face
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Clock Face homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Clock Face.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Clock Face.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Clock Face broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Clock Face. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Clock Face. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Clock Face Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Clock Face should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Clock Face home is going to be important.

Clock Face broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Clock Face broadband internet is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Clock Face.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Clock Face ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Clock Face?

The average broadband speed in Clock Face is:

Clock Face Average Download Speed Clock Face Average Upload Speed
108.77 Mbps 18.87 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Clock Face, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Clock Face house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Clock Face.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Clock Face

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Clock Face is 01744. When making a call to someone in Clock Face, and you are in a different area, you should add 01744 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01744 Clock Face call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, 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? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Clock Face

People living in Clock Face are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Clock Face home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Clock Face distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Clock Face right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Clock Face

The electricity distribution network operator for Clock Face is SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales. You can find the SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales contact details in the table below:

SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales Contact Information
General Enquiries 0330 101 0444
Emergencies 0800 001 5400
Email customercare@spenergynetworks.com
Website https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/
Address Customer Contact Team, SP Energy Networks, 3 Prenton Way
Prenton

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
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Power Generation near Clock Face

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Close By Clock Face

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Clock Face, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Clock Face.

Closest five municipalities to Clock Face
Municipality Distance from Clock Face
St. Helens 2.33 miles
Rainhill 2.48 miles