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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Farndon

Are you moving and want to know more about Farndon? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Farndon will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Farndon water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Farndon.

About Farndon, Cheshire

Farndon CH3 has a population of 1,517 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Farndon?

Farndon water services are supplied by Dee Valley Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Farndon

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent is one of many contact methods to talk about your Farndon water account.

Dee Valley Water contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Dee Valley Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dee Valley Water contact number Dee Valley Water Emergency contact number
0330 678 0679 0800 085 8033
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency contact number
0800 052 0145 0800 052 0130
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Severn Trent contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

Severn Trent contact number Severn Trent Emergency contact number
0345 750 0500 0800 783 4444
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Bank Holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

United Utilities contact numbers

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

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

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Farndon water account.

Write to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities

Additionally, you can communicate with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities website.

Dee Valley Water

If you would like to email Dee Valley Water, you should use the following email address:

Dee Valley Water Email Address
waterregulations@hafrendyfrdwy.co.uk

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Customer that want to post a letter to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water can do so by writing to the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water address below:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Address
PO Box 690
Cardiff
CF3 5WL

If you would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you should use the following email address:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
company.secretary@dwrcymru.com

Severn Trent

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
Darlington
DL1 9WD

If you would like to email Severn Trent, you should use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

United Utilities

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

Cost of water in Farndon

Water bill in Farndon

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

Metered Customers in Farndon

Customers with a water meter at their Farndon 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 Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Farndon home.

Unmetered Customers in Farndon

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Farndon 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 Farndon home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Farndon is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Farndon 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Farndon might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Farndon?

The average water bill Farndon residents are charged varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Annual Water Bill
Dee Valley Water - -
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water £15.17 £182
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Farndon water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. After you register your details with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or 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 Farndon bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or 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 Farndon?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Farndon CH3, your water suppliers are Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, 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.

Farndon Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Farndon have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Farndon

Is water from the tap in Farndon safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Farndon. You can rest assured that Farndon water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Farndon 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 Farndon water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Farndon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Farndon:

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

Is the water hard in Farndon

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 Farndon is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Farndon is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Farndon 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Farndon.

Farndon No Water

If you have no water in your Farndon 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 Farndon.

If there is no water at your Farndon 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 Farndon.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or 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.

Farndon water leak or flooding

Farndon water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Farndon home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Farndon property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Farndon taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Farndon 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 Farndon water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Farndon water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities using the contact information above.

Internet in Farndon CH3

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The speed of your internet connection at your Farndon home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Farndon 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?

Farndon Average Download Speed Farndon Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Farndon. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Farndon?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Farndon.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Farndon is the issue of availability. Most homes in Farndon should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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 Farndon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Farndon
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Farndon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Farndon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Farndon.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Farndon broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Farndon. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Farndon. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Farndon Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Farndon should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Farndon home is something to think about.

Farndon broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Farndon broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Farndon.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Farndon ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Farndon?

The average broadband speed in Farndon is:

Farndon Average Download Speed Farndon Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of 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 Farndon, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Farndon property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 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 what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Farndon.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband 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 the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Farndon

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Farndon is 01829. When making a call to someone in Farndon, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01829 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01829 Farndon call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Farndon

Residents in Farndon 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.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Farndon home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Farndon distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Farndon in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Farndon

The electricity distribution network operator for Farndon 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 Farndon

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

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Farndon

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Farndon, we've found the closest five municipalities to Farndon.

Closest five municipalities to Farndon
Municipality Distance from Farndon
Mouldsworth 0.01 miles
Huntington 0.01 miles
Boughton 0.01 miles
Tattenhall 0.01 miles