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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Dallam

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

About Dallam, Cheshire

Dallam WA2 is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Dallam?

Dallam water utilities are supplied by United Utilities. In the table below are the contact numbers for United Utilities:

How to reach your water provider in Dallam

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is one of many options to talk about your Dallam water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone 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
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Write to United Utilities

You can also write to United Utilities, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the United Utilities 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
Warrington
WA55 1SE

Price of water in Dallam

Water bill in Dallam

Water rates in Dallam are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Dallam water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Dallam water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Dallam

Customers that have a water meter at their Dallam house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of United Utilities. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Dallam home.

Unmetered Customers in Dallam

Customers who don't have a meter at their Dallam home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Dallam home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Dallam is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Dallam water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Dallam may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Dallam?

The average water bill Dallam residents are charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 per year.

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How do I pay my Dallam water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with United Utilities, 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Dallam 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. After you've set up your 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 Dallam?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Dallam WA2, 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.

Dallam Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Dallam have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Dallam

Is the tap water in Dallam safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Dallam come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Dallam:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Dallam

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 Dallam is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Dallam is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Dallam contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Dallam.

Dallam No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Dallam home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Dallam.

If there is no water at your Dallam 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 Dallam.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for United Utilities, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Dallam water leak or flooding

Dallam water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Dallam 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 Dallam property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call United Utilities regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Dallam taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Dallam water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Dallam water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Dallam water.

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

Broadband in Dallam WA2

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Dallam with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Dallam Average Download Speed Dallam Average Upload Speed
113.57 Mbps 18.63 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Dallam. 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 homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Dallam?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Dallam.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Dallam is the issue of availability. Most homes in Dallam should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Dallam?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Dallam
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Dallam homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Dallam.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Dallam.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Dallam broadband price

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Dallam. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Dallam. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Dallam Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Dallam also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Dallam home is going to be important.

Dallam broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Dallam internet connection is extremely important. You might 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 deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Dallam.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Dallam?

The average speed of broadband in Dallam is:

Dallam Average Download Speed Dallam Average Upload Speed
113.57 Mbps 18.63 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Dallam, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Dallam home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 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. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should take when getting connected in Dallam.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Dallam

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

How much does an 01806 Dallam call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost should be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before making 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Dallam

Residents in Dallam are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

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

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Dallam distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Dallam right here.

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 Dallam

The electricity distribution network operator for Dallam 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

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
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Power Generation near Dallam

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

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 small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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 currently being built.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Dallam

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

Closest five municipalities to Dallam
Municipality Distance from Dallam
Padgate -
Bruche 1.25 miles