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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Great Sutton

If you just moved and have some questions about Great Sutton? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Great Sutton will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Great Sutton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Great Sutton.

About Great Sutton, Cheshire

Great Sutton CH65 is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Great Sutton?

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

How to reach your water provider in Great Sutton

Ringing a contact number for United Utilities is one of many options to talk about your Great Sutton water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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
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Write to United Utilities

Additionally, you can communicate with United Utilities, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the United Utilities website.

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

Price of water in Great Sutton

Water bill in Great Sutton

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

Metered Customers in Great Sutton

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Great Sutton 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Great Sutton home.

Unmetered Customers in Great Sutton

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Great Sutton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Great Sutton home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Great Sutton is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Great Sutton water prices were 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Great Sutton might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Great Sutton?

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

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How do I pay my Great Sutton water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with United Utilities. After you register your details 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Great Sutton bill. While some customers like an annual payment, 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Great Sutton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Great Sutton CH65, 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 Sutton Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Great Sutton have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Great Sutton

Is the tap water in Great Sutton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Great Sutton come from?

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

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

What's the water hardness rating in Great Sutton

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 Great Sutton is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Great Sutton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Great Sutton contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Great Sutton.

Great Sutton No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Great Sutton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Great Sutton.

If there is no water at your Great Sutton home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Great Sutton.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the United Utilities website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Great Sutton water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Ring United Utilities regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the United Utilities website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Great Sutton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Great Sutton 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 Sutton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Great Sutton water.

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

Broadband in Great Sutton CH65

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Great Sutton with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Great Sutton Average Download Speed Great Sutton Average Upload Speed
79.85 Mbps 18.35 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Great Sutton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Great Sutton?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Great Sutton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Great Sutton is what's available. Whilst many homes in Great Sutton should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Great Sutton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Great Sutton
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Great Sutton 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 Sutton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Great Sutton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Great Sutton broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Great Sutton. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Great Sutton. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Great Sutton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Great Sutton must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Great Sutton home will be an important thing to consider.

Great Sutton broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Great Sutton broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Great Sutton.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Great Sutton?

The average broadband speed in Great Sutton is:

Great Sutton Average Download Speed Great Sutton Average Upload Speed
79.85 Mbps 18.35 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 - 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 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 a green box on your street in Great Sutton, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Great Sutton home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses 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 which speed you should take for a broadband service in Great Sutton.

Main 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
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Great Sutton

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Great Sutton is 0151. If you're calling somebody in Great Sutton, and you are not in the same area, you must add 0151 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 0151 Great Sutton call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your 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 a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Great Sutton

Residents of Great Sutton can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

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

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Great Sutton distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Great Sutton in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Great Sutton

The electricity distribution network operator for Great Sutton 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 Sutton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 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 accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Great Sutton

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Great Sutton, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Great Sutton.

Closest five municipalities to Great Sutton
Municipality Distance from Great Sutton
Wolverham -
Ellesmere Port -
Little Sutton 2.02 miles
Childer Thornton 2.02 miles