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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Ince

Are you moving and want to know more about Ince? Our utilities guide to Ince is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Ince water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Ince.

About Ince, Cheshire

Ince CH2 has a population of 203 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Ince?

Ince water services are supplied by Dee Valley Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Ince

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent is one of many contact methods to deal with your Ince 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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency contact number
0800 052 0145 0800 052 0130
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Severn Trent telephone numbers

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

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

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

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Ince water issues.

Write to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities

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

Dee Valley Water

If you would like to email Dee Valley Water, you should use the following email address:

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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Customer that want to post a letter to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water can do so by writing to the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water address below:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Address
PO Box 690
Cardiff
CF3 5WL

If you would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you should use the following email address:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
company.secretary@dwrcymru.com

Severn Trent

Customer that want to post 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 would like to email Severn Trent, you should use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

United Utilities

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 Ince

Water bill in Ince

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

Metered Customers in Ince

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Ince 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, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Ince home.

Unmetered Customers in Ince

Customers without a meter at their Ince home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Ince home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Ince is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Ince water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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 Ince might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Ince?

The average water bill Ince residents are charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Per Year
Dee Valley Water - -
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water £15.17 £182
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Ince water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Ince bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, 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 Ince?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Ince CH2, your water suppliers are Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent 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.

Ince Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Ince have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Ince

Is the tap water in Ince safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Ince come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Ince:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Ince

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 Ince is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Ince is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Ince contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Ince No Water

If you have no water in your Ince 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 Ince.

If there is no water at your Ince 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 Ince.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or 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 Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Ince water leak or flooding

Ince water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Ince home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Ince property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or 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 Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Ince taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Ince water this could be because of 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 Ince water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Ince water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Ince CH2

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Ince home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Ince Average Download Speed Ince Average Upload Speed
68.80 Mbps 13.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Ince. 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 households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

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

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, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Ince.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Ince is what's available. Most homes in Ince should have access to superfast' or fibre 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 will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Ince?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Ince
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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 99.9% of Ince homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Ince.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Ince.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Ince broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Ince. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Ince. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Ince Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Ince should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Ince home is going to be important.

Ince broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Ince internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Ince.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Ince have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Ince?

The average internet speed in Ince is:

Ince Average Download Speed Ince Average Upload Speed
68.80 Mbps 13.30 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 one of those green boxes on your street in Ince, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Ince home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should choose when getting connected in Ince.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Ince

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Ince is 0151. When making a call to someone in Ince, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 0151 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 0151 Ince call cost?

If you have calls included 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 are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Ince

People living in Ince are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Ince home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Ince distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Ince in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Ince

The electricity distribution network operator for Ince 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

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
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Power Generation near Ince

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Ince

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Ince, we've found the closest five municipalities to Ince.