A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Hayfield

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

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About Little Hayfield, Derbyshire

Little Hayfield SK22 has a population of 2,709 and is located in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire has a population of 796,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Hayfield?

Little Hayfield water services are provided by Severn Trent. In the table below are the contact numbers for Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Little Hayfield

Calling a phone number for Severn Trent or United Utilities is just one method of contact to talk about your Little Hayfield water problems.

Severn Trent contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal 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

Below, you can find the principal 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

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

If you prefer to write 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
[email protected]

United Utilities

If you prefer to write 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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Price of water in Little Hayfield

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

Metered Customers in Little Hayfield

Customers with a water meter at their Little Hayfield home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Little Hayfield home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Hayfield

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Little Hayfield will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Little Hayfield water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Little Hayfield 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 Little Hayfield?

The average water bill Little Hayfield residents are billed will depend on which water company supplies your home. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Annual Water Bill
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
United Utilities £16.83 £202

How do I pay my Little Hayfield water bill?

You will first need to register with Severn Trent or United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with Severn Trent or 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 Little Hayfield bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Little Hayfield?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Hayfield SK22, 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.

Little Hayfield Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Hayfield

Is water from the tap in Little Hayfield safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Little Hayfield come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Little Hayfield:

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

Is the water hard in Little Hayfield

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Little Hayfield contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. 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 Little Hayfield.

Little Hayfield No Water

If you have no water in your Little Hayfield home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Little Hayfield.

If there is no water at your Little Hayfield home, do you only have 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 Little Hayfield.

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Severn Trent or United Utilities website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Severn Trent or United Utilities, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  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.

Little Hayfield water leak or flooding

Little Hayfield water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Little Hayfield home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Little Hayfield property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring 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 Severn Trent or United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Little Hayfield taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Little Hayfield 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 Little Hayfield water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Little Hayfield water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Severn Trent or United Utilities using the contact information above.

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Broadband Speed in Little Hayfield SK22

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Little Hayfield with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Little Hayfield Average Download Speed Little Hayfield Average Upload Speed
60.45 Mbps 11.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Little Hayfield. 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.

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

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Little Hayfield.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Little Hayfield is what's available. Most homes in Little Hayfield can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Little Hayfield?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Little Hayfield
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed 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 Little Hayfield homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Little Hayfield.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Little Hayfield.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Little Hayfield broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Little Hayfield. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Little Hayfield. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Little Hayfield Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Little Hayfield must also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

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

Little Hayfield broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Little Hayfield broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Little Hayfield.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Little Hayfield?

The average speed of broadband in Little Hayfield is:

Little Hayfield Average Download Speed Little Hayfield Average Upload Speed
60.45 Mbps 11.60 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband 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 Little Hayfield, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Little Hayfield property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should take when getting connected in Little Hayfield.

Frequent 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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the landline area code in Little Hayfield

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Little Hayfield is 01806. When making a call to someone in Little Hayfield, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Little Hayfield call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call is likely to 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 unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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 Little Hayfield

Residents of Little Hayfield are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be 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 Little Hayfield home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Little Hayfield distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Little Hayfield 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 Little Hayfield

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Hayfield 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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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 Little Hayfield

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

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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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Little Hayfield

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Little Hayfield, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Little Hayfield.

Closest five municipalities to Little Hayfield
Municipality Distance from Little Hayfield
New Mills -
Rowarth -
Hayfield -
Poynton 1.67 miles
Disley 1.67 miles