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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Lache

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

About Lache, Cheshire

Lache CH4 has a population of 10,000 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Lache?

Lache water services are provided 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:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Lache

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 Lache water account.

Dee Valley Water contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact 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 contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact 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 contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact 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 contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact 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 Lache water account.

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, by composing a letter or sending an email. 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 must 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 must 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 must 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

Water rates in Lache

Water bill in Lache

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

Metered Customers in Lache

Customers that have a water meter at their Lache 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 Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Lache home.

Unmetered Customers in Lache

Customers who don't have a meter at their Lache home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Lache home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Lache will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Lache 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Lache may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Lache?

The average water bill Lache residents are billed will depend on which water company supplies your home. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Annual Water Bill
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 Lache water bill?

You will first need to register with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. After you register your details 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 Lache bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Lache?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Lache CH4, 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.

Lache Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Lache

Is water from the tap in Lache safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Lache come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Lache:

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

Is the water hard in Lache

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 Lache is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Lache is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Lache 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 means they should last longer.

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

Lache No Water

If you have no water in your Lache home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Lache.

If there is no water at your Lache home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Lache.

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 advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check 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. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Lache water leak or flooding

Lache water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Lache 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 Lache 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 problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of 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 Lache taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Lache 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 infuse the Lache water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Lache water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Lache CH4

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • 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 how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Lache with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Lache Average Download Speed Lache Average Upload Speed
80.95 Mbps 18.05 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Lache. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Lache?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Lache.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Lache is the availability. Most homes in Lache should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get 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 Lache?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Lache
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the 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 internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Lache homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Lache.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Lache.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Lache broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Lache. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Lache. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Lache Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Lache must also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Lache home is something to think about.

Lache broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Lache internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Lache.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Lache have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Lache?

The average internet speed in Lache is:

Lache Average Download Speed Lache Average Upload Speed
80.95 Mbps 18.05 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 reduces as you get further away 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 a green box on your street in Lache, 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 Lache property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Lache.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 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 will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Lache

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Lache is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Lache, 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 Lache call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your 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.

Electricity and Gas in Lache

Residents of Lache are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

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

More often than not you won't need to contact the Lache distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Lache right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Lache

The electricity distribution network operator for Lache 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 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
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Power Generation near Lache

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

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%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 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 Lache

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Lache, we've found the closest five municipalities to Lache.