Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Davenport

If you just moved and have some questions about Davenport? Our utilities guide to Davenport will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Davenport water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Davenport.

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About Davenport, Greater Manchester

Davenport SK3 has a population of 14,924 and is located in the county of Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester has a population of 2,812,569 people.

Who supplies my water in Davenport?

Davenport water services are provided by United Utilities. Here are the main contact numbers for United Utilities:

How to reach your water provider in Davenport

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is one of many options to deal with your Davenport water account.

In the table below we have listed the main 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

Write to United Utilities

You can also write to United Utilities, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the United Utilities website.

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
Warrington
WA55 1SE
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Price of water in Davenport

Water bill in Davenport

Water rates in Davenport will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Davenport water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Davenport water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Davenport

Customers with a water meter at their Davenport home will pay a fixed annual 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Davenport home.

Unmetered Customers in Davenport

Customers without a meter at their Davenport home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Davenport home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Davenport is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Davenport 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Davenport 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 Davenport?

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

How do I pay my Davenport water bill?

You will first need to register with United Utilities. After you've registered 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 Davenport bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your United Utilities account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Davenport?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Davenport SK3, 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.

Davenport Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Davenport

Is the tap water in Davenport safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Davenport. You can rest assured that Davenport water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Davenport water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Davenport water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Davenport come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Davenport:

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

How hard is the water in Davenport

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 Davenport is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Davenport is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Davenport contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Davenport No Water

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

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the United Utilities website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of United Utilities, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Davenport water leak or flooding

Davenport water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Davenport 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 Davenport property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call United Utilities regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  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 Davenport taste strange?

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to United Utilities on the contact details above.

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Broadband Speed in Davenport SK3

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The broadband speed you get at your Davenport home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Davenport with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Davenport Average Download Speed Davenport Average Upload Speed
106.05 Mbps 16.00 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Davenport. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Davenport?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Davenport.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Davenport is what's available. The majority of homes in Davenport can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Davenport?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Davenport
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Davenport homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Davenport.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Davenport.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Davenport broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Davenport. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Davenport. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Davenport Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Davenport must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Davenport home is something to think about.

Davenport broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Davenport internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Davenport.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Davenport ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Davenport?

The average speed of broadband in Davenport is:

Davenport Average Download Speed Davenport Average Upload Speed
106.05 Mbps 16.00 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 boxes on your street in Davenport, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Davenport property. 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 how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should choose for a broadband service in Davenport.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above plus 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 further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Davenport

Corded telephone area code Davenport

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Davenport is 01260. If you call someone in Davenport, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01260 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01260 Davenport call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Davenport

Residents of Davenport can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Davenport home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Davenport distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Davenport right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Davenport

The electricity distribution network operator for Davenport 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
Emergencies 105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.enwl.co.uk/
Address 304 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park
Warrington
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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

Power Generation near Davenport

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by 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, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Davenport

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Davenport, we've found the five closest municipalities to Davenport.

Closest five municipalities to Davenport
Municipality Distance from Davenport
Edgeley 0.01 miles
Adswood 0.01 miles
Stockport 0.32 miles