Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hyde

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

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About Hyde, Derbyshire

Hyde SK14 has a population of 34,003 and is located in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire has a population of 796,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Hyde?

Hyde water services are provided by United Utilities. In the table below are the contact numbers for United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Hyde

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

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities telephone number United Utilities Emergency telephone 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. 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
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Cost of water in Hyde

Water bill in Hyde

Water rates in Hyde are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Hyde water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Hyde water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hyde

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Hyde house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Hyde home.

Unmetered Customers in Hyde

Customers without a meter at their Hyde home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Hyde home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Hyde will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Hyde water rates would have been 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 are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Hyde might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Hyde?

The average water bill Hyde residents are being charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 annually.

How do I pay my Hyde water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with United Utilities. Once you've registered an account 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 Hyde bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your United Utilities account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Hyde?

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

Hyde Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hyde

Is water from the tap in Hyde safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hyde come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hyde:

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

How hard is the water in Hyde

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 rating for water hardness in Hyde is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Hyde is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hyde 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 don't need to add a water softener to the water in Hyde.

Hyde No Water

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

If there is no water at your Hyde home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Hyde.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

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

Hyde water leak or flooding

Hyde water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Hyde 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 Hyde property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call United Utilities regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Hyde taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Hyde 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 Hyde water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Hyde water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to United Utilities using the contact information above.

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Broadband in Hyde SK14

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Hyde home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Hyde with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Hyde Average Download Speed Hyde Average Upload Speed
73.88 Mbps 12.48 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Hyde. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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 picking a broadband provider in Hyde?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Hyde.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst picking a broadband provider in Hyde is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Hyde should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hyde?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Hyde
    • We can split fibre connections 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 connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Hyde homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hyde.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hyde.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Hyde broadband value for money

Hyde broadband bill

You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Hyde. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially 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 commit to a broadband connection in Hyde. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Hyde Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hyde must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do 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 Hyde home is going to be important.

Hyde broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Hyde internet connection is really important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hyde.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Hyde?

The average broadband speed in Hyde is:

Hyde Average Download Speed Hyde Average Upload Speed
73.88 Mbps 12.48 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 Hyde, it's then connected to your house 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 Hyde home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 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. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Hyde.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download 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 of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the landline area code in Hyde

Corded telephone area code Hyde

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Hyde is 0161. If you call someone in Hyde, and you are not in the same area, you should add 0161 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 0161 Hyde call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Hyde

Residents in Hyde are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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 Hyde home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Hyde distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hyde 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 for Hyde

The electricity distribution network operator for Hyde 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 Hyde

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

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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 came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors 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, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Hyde

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Hyde, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Hyde.

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