A Complete Guide to Utilities in Green Lane

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

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About Green Lane, Warwickshire

Green Lane CV3 is located in the county of Warwickshire. Warwickshire has a population of 568,167 people.

Who supplies my water in Green Lane?

Green Lane water services are supplied by Severn Trent. Here are the main contact numbers for Severn Trent, and Thames Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Green Lane

Calling a phone number for Severn Trent or Thames Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Green Lane water account.

Severn Trent phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

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

Thames Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Thames Water telephone number Thames Water Emergency telephone number
0800 980 8800 0800 714 614
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Severn Trent or Thames Water

You can also get in touch with Severn Trent or Thames Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Severn Trent or Thames Water website.

Severn Trent

If you prefer to send 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 want to email Severn Trent, you should use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
[email protected]

Thames Water

If you prefer to send a letter to Thames Water can do so by writing to the Thames Water address below:

Thames Water Address
Thames Water Customer Services, PO Box 234
Swindon
SN38 3TW

If you want to email Thames Water, you should use the following email address:

Thames Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Cost of water in Green Lane

Water bill in Green Lane

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

Metered Customers in Green Lane

Customers with a water meter at their Green Lane home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Severn Trent or Thames Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Green Lane home.

Unmetered Customers in Green Lane

Customers who don't have a meter at their Green Lane home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Green Lane home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Green Lane will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Green Lane 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Green Lane might work out cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Green Lane?

The average water bill Green Lane residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Annual Water Bill
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
Thames Water £19.33 £232

How do I pay my Green Lane water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Severn Trent or Thames Water. After you register your details with Severn Trent or Thames Water, 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Green Lane bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Severn Trent or Thames Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Green Lane?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Green Lane CV3, your water suppliers are Severn Trent and Thames Water.

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.

Green Lane Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Green Lane have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Green Lane

Is tap water in Green Lane safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Green Lane come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Green Lane:

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

Is the water hard in Green Lane

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 Green Lane is more than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Green Lane is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Green Lane contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. hard water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Green Lane.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Green Lane No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Green Lane 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 Green Lane.

If there is no water at your Green Lane home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Green Lane.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent or Thames Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Severn Trent or Thames Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Severn Trent or Thames Water, 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Green Lane water leak or flooding

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

  1. Ring Severn Trent or Thames Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Severn Trent or Thames Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Green Lane taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Green Lane water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Green Lane water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Green Lane water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Severn Trent or Thames Water using the contact information above.

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Broadband in Green Lane CV3

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Green Lane with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Green Lane Average Download Speed Green Lane Average Upload Speed
82.35 Mbps 22.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Green Lane. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Green Lane?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Green Lane.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Green Lane is the issue of availability. Most homes in Green Lane can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

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 Green Lane?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Green Lane
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as '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 older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Green Lane homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Green Lane.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Green Lane.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Green Lane broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Green Lane. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Green Lane. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Green Lane Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Green Lane should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

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

Green Lane broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Green Lane broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Green Lane.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Green Lane ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Green Lane?

The average speed of broadband in Green Lane is:

Green Lane Average Download Speed Green Lane Average Upload Speed
82.35 Mbps 22.30 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 will be slower the further away you are 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 one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Green Lane, 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 Green Lane house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table to find out what sort of download speed you should choose when getting connected in Green Lane.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Green Lane

Corded telephone area code Green Lane

The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Green Lane is 01806. When making a call to someone in Green Lane, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Green Lane call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, 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? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Green Lane

Residents of Green Lane 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 local network operator.

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

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Green Lane distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Green Lane in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Green Lane

The electricity distribution network operator for Green Lane is Western Power Distribution - East Midlands. You can find the Western Power Distribution - East Midlands contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - East Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 678 3105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton
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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

Power Generation near Green Lane

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Green Lane

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Green Lane, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Green Lane.