Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Cornholme
If you've moved and have questions about Cornholme? Our utilities guide to Cornholme will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Cornholme water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Cornholme.
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About Cornholme, Greater Manchester
Cornholme OL14 has a population of 1,690 and is located in the county of Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester has a population of 2,812,569 people.
Who supplies my water in Cornholme?
Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Cornholme
Calling a phone number for United Utilities or Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Cornholme water account.
United Utilities telephone numbers
Below, you can find the principal 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|
Yorkshire Water telephone numbers
Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Yorkshire Water phone number||Yorkshire Water Emergency phone number|
|0345 124 2424||0800 573 553|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Write to United Utilities or Yorkshire Water
You can also get in touch with United Utilities or Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the United Utilities or Yorkshire Water website.
If you prefer to write a letter to United Utilities can do so by writing to the United Utilities address below:
|United Utilities Address|
|United Utilities, PO Box 453
If you prefer to write a letter to Yorkshire Water can do so by writing to the Yorkshire Water address below:
|Yorkshire Water Address|
|Western House, Halifax Road
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Cost of water in Cornholme
Water rates in Cornholme depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Cornholme water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Cornholme water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Cornholme
Customers that have a water meter at their Cornholme house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of United Utilities or Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Cornholme home.
Unmetered Customers in Cornholme
Customers who don't have a meter at their Cornholme home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Cornholme home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Cornholme is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Cornholme 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 have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Cornholme could be cheaper.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Cornholme?
The average water bill Cornholme residents are billed can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Monthly Water Bill||Average Annual Water Bill|
How do I pay my Cornholme water bill?
You will first need to register with United Utilities or Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with United Utilities or Yorkshire Water, 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
It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Cornholme bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your United Utilities or Yorkshire 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 Cornholme?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cornholme OL14, your water suppliers are United Utilities and Yorkshire 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.
Cornholme Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Cornholme have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cornholme
Is tap water in Cornholme safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Cornholme. You can rest assured that Cornholme water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Cornholme 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 Cornholme water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Cornholme come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Cornholme:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Cornholme
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 Cornholme is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Cornholme is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Cornholme contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.
You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Cornholme.
Cornholme No Water
If there isn't any running water in your Cornholme 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 Cornholme.
If there is no water at your Cornholme 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 Cornholme.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities or Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the United Utilities or Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for United Utilities or Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Cornholme water leak or flooding
Cornholme water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Cornholme 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 Cornholme property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Ring United Utilities or Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the United Utilities or Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Cornholme taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Cornholme water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Cornholme water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Cornholme water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with United Utilities or Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.
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Broadband Speed in Cornholme OL14
The speed of your broadband connection at your Cornholme home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- Distance from the telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Cornholme 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?
|Cornholme Average Download Speed||Cornholme Average Upload Speed|
|60.80 Mbps||11.50 Mbps|
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Cornholme. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.
What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Cornholme?
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 might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Cornholme.
The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Cornholme is the availability. Whilst many homes in Cornholme should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.
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 technology during construction.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Cornholme?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Cornholme
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the 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 connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Cornholme homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Cornholme.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
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Cornholme broadband cost
Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Cornholme. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Cornholme. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Cornholme Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Cornholme also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.
Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Cornholme home is something to think about.
Cornholme broadband technical support
Our final tip, the customer support of your Cornholme broadband connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Cornholme.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Cornholme have about broadband internet.
How fast is the broadband in Cornholme?
The average broadband speed in Cornholme is:
|Cornholme Average Download Speed||Cornholme Average Upload Speed|
|60.80 Mbps||11.50 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
To put it in simple terms, 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 reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Cornholme, 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 Cornholme house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .
What broadband speed do I need?
It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Cornholme.
|Frequent internet uses||Recommended Broadband Download Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|Over 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.
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What's the landline area code in Cornholme
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Cornholme is 01806. When making a call to someone in Cornholme, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01806 Cornholme call cost?
If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling 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 Cornholme
Residents in Cornholme can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Cornholme home to the electricity grid and gas networks.
More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Cornholme distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Cornholme below.
You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Cornholme
The electricity distribution network operator for Cornholme is Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire. You can find the Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire contact details in the table below:
|Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire Contact Information|
|General Enquiries||0800 011 3332|
|Emergencies||0800 375 675|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Power Generation near Cornholme
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Cornholme.
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In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.
16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Cornholme
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Cornholme, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Cornholme.