Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Gee Cross

Are you moving and want to know more about Gee Cross? Our complete guide to utilities in Gee Cross will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Gee Cross water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Gee Cross.

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About Gee Cross, Derbyshire

Gee Cross SK14 is located in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire has a population of 796,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Gee Cross?

Gee Cross water services are supplied by United Utilities. Here are the main contact numbers for United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Gee Cross

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is one of many contact methods to discuss your Gee Cross water problems.

In the table below you will find the phone 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via 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 Gee Cross

Water bill in Gee Cross

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

Metered Customers in Gee Cross

Customers that have a water meter at their Gee Cross 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Gee Cross home.

Unmetered Customers in Gee Cross

Customers who don't have a meter at their Gee Cross home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Gee Cross home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Gee Cross will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Gee Cross water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Gee Cross might work out cheaper.

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 Gee Cross?

The average water bill Gee Cross residents are charged is £16.83 monthly, which works out at £202 annually.

How do I pay my Gee Cross water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with United Utilities. After you register your details 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Gee Cross bill. While some customers like an 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Gee Cross?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Gee Cross SK14, 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.

Gee Cross Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Gee Cross

Is the tap water in Gee Cross safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Gee Cross. You can rest assured that Gee Cross water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Gee Cross 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 Gee Cross water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Gee Cross come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Gee Cross:

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

How hard is the water in Gee Cross

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Gee Cross 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Gee Cross No Water

If you have no water in your Gee Cross 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 Gee Cross.

If there is no water at your Gee Cross home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Gee Cross.

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

  1. Check 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, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Gee Cross water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Gee Cross property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

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

Why does the water in Gee Cross taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Gee Cross water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Gee Cross 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 Gee Cross water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach United Utilities on the contact details above.

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Internet in Gee Cross SK14

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The speed of your internet connection at your Gee Cross home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Gee Cross 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?

Gee Cross Average Download Speed Gee Cross Average Upload Speed
73.88 Mbps 12.48 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Gee Cross. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Gee Cross?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Gee Cross.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Gee Cross is the issue of availability. Most homes in Gee Cross should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Gee Cross?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Gee Cross
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Gee Cross homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Gee Cross.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Gee Cross.
    • 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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Gee Cross broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Gee Cross. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Gee Cross. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Gee Cross Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Gee Cross should 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 can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Gee Cross home will be an important thing to consider.

Gee Cross broadband technical support

Finally, the customer service of your Gee Cross internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Gee Cross.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Gee Cross have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Gee Cross?

The average speed of broadband in Gee Cross is:

Gee Cross Average Download Speed Gee Cross Average Upload Speed
73.88 Mbps 12.48 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Gee Cross, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Gee Cross house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Gee Cross.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Gee Cross

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Gee Cross is 0161. If you call someone in Gee Cross, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 0161 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 0161 Gee Cross call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call will probably 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 a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive 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? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Gee Cross

People living in Gee Cross are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Gee Cross home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Gee Cross distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Gee Cross in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Gee Cross

The electricity distribution network operator for Gee Cross 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Gee Cross

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

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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%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

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 wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Gee Cross

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Gee Cross, we've found the closest five municipalities to Gee Cross.

Closest five municipalities to Gee Cross
Municipality Distance from Gee Cross
Broadbottom -
Hollingworth -
Mottram -
Romiley 1.93 miles
Bredbury 1.93 miles