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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Golborne

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

About Golborne, Cheshire

Golborne WA3 has a population of 24,167 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Golborne?

Golborne water utilities are supplied by Dee Valley Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Dee Valley Water, and United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Golborne

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water or United Utilities is one of many options to discuss your Golborne water issues.

Dee Valley Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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
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United Utilities telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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

Write to Dee Valley Water or United Utilities

You can also write to Dee Valley Water or United Utilities, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Dee Valley Water or United Utilities website.

Dee Valley Water

If you want to email Dee Valley Water, you must use the following email address:

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

United Utilities

If you prefer to send 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

Water rates in Golborne

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Water rates in Golborne depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Golborne water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Golborne water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Golborne

Customers that have a water meter at their Golborne property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Dee Valley Water or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Golborne home.

Unmetered Customers in Golborne

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Golborne home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Golborne home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Golborne will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Golborne water rates will 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 have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Golborne may save you money.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Golborne?

The average water bill Golborne residents are being charged can differ between suppliers in your area. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Water Bill Annually
Dee Valley Water - -
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Golborne water bill?

You will first need to register with Dee Valley Water or United Utilities. After you register your details with Dee Valley Water 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Golborne 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 Dee Valley Water or 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 Golborne?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Golborne WA3, your water suppliers are Dee Valley Water 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.

Golborne Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Golborne

Is tap water in Golborne safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Golborne come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Golborne:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Golborne

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 rating in Golborne is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Golborne is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

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

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

Golborne No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Golborne home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Golborne.

If there is no water at your Golborne home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Golborne.

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Dee Valley Water or United Utilities website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Dee Valley Water or United Utilities, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Golborne water leak or flooding

Golborne water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Golborne home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Golborne property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Dee Valley Water or United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dee Valley Water or United Utilities website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Golborne taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Golborne water this may be due 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 Golborne water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Golborne water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Dee Valley Water or United Utilities on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Golborne WA3

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Golborne Average Download Speed Golborne Average Upload Speed
105.04 Mbps 17.18 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Golborne. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Golborne?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Golborne.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Golborne is the availability. Whilst many homes in Golborne should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Golborne?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Golborne
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 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 connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Golborne homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Golborne.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Golborne.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Golborne broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Golborne. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Golborne. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Golborne Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Golborne also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Golborne home is going to be important.

Golborne broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Golborne internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Golborne.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Golborne?

The average broadband speed in Golborne is:

Golborne Average Download Speed Golborne Average Upload Speed
105.04 Mbps 17.18 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Golborne, from there it's connected to your home 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 Golborne house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Golborne.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Golborne

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Golborne is 01942. If you're calling somebody in Golborne, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01942 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01942 Golborne call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call should be included with 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 don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Golborne

People living in Golborne are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Golborne home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Golborne distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Golborne right here.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Golborne

The electricity distribution network operator for Golborne 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 ElectricityCustomerRelation@enwl.co.uk
Website https://www.enwl.co.uk/
Address 304 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park
Warrington

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
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Power Generation near Golborne

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, 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

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 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, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Golborne

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Golborne, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Golborne.

Closest five municipalities to Golborne
Municipality Distance from Golborne
Rixton-with-Glazebrook -
Culcheth -
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