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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Kettleshulme

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

About Kettleshulme, Cheshire

Kettleshulme SK23 has a population of 353 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Kettleshulme?

Kettleshulme water services are supplied by Severn Trent. Here are the main contact numbers for Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Kettleshulme

Calling a phone number for Severn Trent or United Utilities is one of many options to talk about your Kettleshulme water problems.

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
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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

Write to Severn Trent or United Utilities

Additionally, you can communicate with Severn Trent or United Utilities, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Severn Trent or United Utilities website.

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 can use the email address below:

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 Kettleshulme

Water bill in Kettleshulme

Water rates in Kettleshulme depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Kettleshulme water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Kettleshulme water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Kettleshulme

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Kettleshulme 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 Severn Trent or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Kettleshulme home.

Unmetered Customers in Kettleshulme

Customers who don't have a meter at their Kettleshulme home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Kettleshulme home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Kettleshulme is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Kettleshulme 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Kettleshulme could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Kettleshulme?

The average water bill Kettleshulme 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 Per Month Average Annual Water Bill
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Kettleshulme water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Severn Trent or United Utilities. After you register your details with Severn Trent or United Utilities, 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Kettleshulme 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 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 Kettleshulme?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Kettleshulme SK23, your water suppliers are 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.

Kettleshulme Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Kettleshulme

Is water from the tap in Kettleshulme safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Kettleshulme come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Kettleshulme:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Kettleshulme

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Kettleshulme contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 Kettleshulme.

Kettleshulme No Water

If you have no water in your Kettleshulme 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 Kettleshulme.

If there is no water at your Kettleshulme home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Kettleshulme.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact 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 Severn Trent or United Utilities website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Severn Trent or United Utilities, 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Kettleshulme water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Severn Trent or United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Severn Trent or United Utilities website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Kettleshulme taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Kettleshulme 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 Kettleshulme water.

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

Broadband in Kettleshulme SK23

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Kettleshulme with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Kettleshulme Average Download Speed Kettleshulme Average Upload Speed
63.65 Mbps 13.15 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Kettleshulme. 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 households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Kettleshulme.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Kettleshulme is the availability. Whilst many homes in Kettleshulme can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 may already have access to ultrafast 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 Kettleshulme?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Kettleshulme
    • Fibre broadband is split 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 connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Kettleshulme homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Kettleshulme.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Kettleshulme.
    • 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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Kettleshulme broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Kettleshulme. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Kettleshulme. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Kettleshulme Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Kettleshulme should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Kettleshulme home will be an important thing to consider.

Kettleshulme broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Kettleshulme broadband internet is of utmost importance. 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 in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Kettleshulme.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Kettleshulme have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Kettleshulme?

The average broadband speed in Kettleshulme is:

Kettleshulme Average Download Speed Kettleshulme Average Upload Speed
63.65 Mbps 13.15 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of 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 Kettleshulme, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Kettleshulme house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend 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 for a broadband service in Kettleshulme.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Kettleshulme

Corded telephone area code Kettleshulme

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Kettleshulme is 01806. When making a call to someone in Kettleshulme, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Kettleshulme call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 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 unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different 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 Supply in Kettleshulme

People living in Kettleshulme are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Kettleshulme distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Kettleshulme below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Kettleshulme

The electricity distribution network operator for Kettleshulme 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 ElectricityCustomerRelation@enwl.co.uk
Website https://www.enwl.co.uk/
Address 304 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park
Warrington

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 Kettleshulme

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

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 tiny amount was generated with 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Kettleshulme

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Kettleshulme, we've found the closest five municipalities to Kettleshulme.