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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Great Sankey

If you've moved and have questions about Great Sankey? Our utilities guide to Great Sankey is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Great Sankey water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Great Sankey.

About Great Sankey, Cheshire

Great Sankey WA5 has a population of 24,211 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Great Sankey?

Great Sankey water services are provided by United Utilities. Below are the main phone numbers for United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Great Sankey

Speaking to an advisor at United Utilities is just one method of contact to deal with your Great Sankey water issues.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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
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You can also get in touch with United Utilities, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. 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

Cost of water in Great Sankey

Water bill in Great Sankey

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

Metered Customers in Great Sankey

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Great Sankey 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 United Utilities. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Great Sankey home.

Unmetered Customers in Great Sankey

Customers without a meter at their Great Sankey home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Great Sankey home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Great Sankey is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Great Sankey 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Great Sankey may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Great Sankey?

The average water bill Great Sankey residents are billed is £16.83 monthly, which works out at £202 per year.

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How do I pay my Great Sankey water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with United Utilities. After you register your details with United Utilities, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Great Sankey bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer 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 Great Sankey?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Great Sankey WA5, 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.

Great Sankey Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Great Sankey

Is water from the tap in Great Sankey safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Great Sankey come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Great Sankey:

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

Is the water hard in Great Sankey

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 Great Sankey is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Great Sankey is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Great Sankey contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Great Sankey No Water

If you have no water in your Great Sankey home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Great Sankey.

If there is no water at your Great Sankey home, do you only have 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 Great Sankey.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for help. If this is the case, you can try these 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. Check the Twitter account of 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Great Sankey water leak or flooding

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

  1. Ring United Utilities regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  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 Great Sankey taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Great Sankey water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Great Sankey water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Great Sankey water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with United Utilities using the contact information above.

Internet in Great Sankey WA5

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The speed of your internet connection at your Great Sankey home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

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

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

Great Sankey Average Download Speed Great Sankey Average Upload Speed
111.47 Mbps 19.07 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Great Sankey. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Great Sankey?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Great Sankey.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Great Sankey is what's available. Most homes in Great Sankey should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

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

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Great Sankey?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Great Sankey
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Great Sankey homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Great Sankey.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Great Sankey.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Great Sankey broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Great Sankey. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Great Sankey. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Great Sankey Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Great Sankey must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Great Sankey home is going to be important.

Great Sankey broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Great Sankey broadband connection is really 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 a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Great Sankey.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Great Sankey have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Great Sankey?

The average speed of broadband in Great Sankey is:

Great Sankey Average Download Speed Great Sankey Average Upload Speed
111.47 Mbps 19.07 Mbps

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

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 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Great Sankey, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Great Sankey property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Great Sankey.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less 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
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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Great Sankey

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Great Sankey is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Great Sankey, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Great Sankey call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Great Sankey

People living in Great Sankey are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Great Sankey home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Great Sankey distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Great Sankey 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 in Great Sankey

The electricity distribution network operator for Great Sankey 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

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
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Power Generation near Great Sankey

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce 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 currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Great Sankey

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Great Sankey, we've found the closest five municipalities to Great Sankey.

Closest five municipalities to Great Sankey
Municipality Distance from Great Sankey
Padgate 3.01 miles