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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Sutton

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

About Little Sutton, Cheshire

Little Sutton CH66 has a population of 131 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Sutton?

Little Sutton water services are provided by United Utilities. Here are the main contact numbers for United Utilities:

How to reach your water provider in Little Sutton

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

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities phone number United Utilities Emergency phone number
0345 672 2888 0345 672 3723
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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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.

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 Little Sutton

Water bill in Little Sutton

Water rates in Little Sutton will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Little Sutton water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Little Sutton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Little Sutton

Customers with a water meter at their Little Sutton 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 United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Little Sutton home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Sutton

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Little Sutton home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Little Sutton home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Little Sutton will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Little Sutton water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Little Sutton 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 Little Sutton?

The average water bill Little Sutton residents are charged is £16.83 each month, that's £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Little Sutton water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Little Sutton 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 Little Sutton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Sutton CH66, 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.

Little Sutton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Sutton

Is tap water in Little Sutton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Little Sutton come from?

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

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

Is the water hard in Little Sutton

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Little Sutton 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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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Little Sutton.

Little Sutton No Water

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

If there is no water at your Little Sutton home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Little Sutton.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these 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. Examine the Twitter account of 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Little Sutton water leak or flooding

Little Sutton water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Little Sutton home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Little Sutton property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring 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 United Utilities website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Little Sutton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Little Sutton water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Little Sutton water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Little Sutton water.

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

Broadband in Little Sutton CH66

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of 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 Little Sutton with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Little Sutton Average Download Speed Little Sutton Average Upload Speed
75.35 Mbps 13.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Little Sutton. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Little Sutton?

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 could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Little Sutton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Little Sutton is what's available. The majority of homes in Little Sutton can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area 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 since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Little Sutton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Little Sutton
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed 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 Little Sutton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Little Sutton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Little Sutton.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Little Sutton broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Little Sutton. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Little Sutton. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Little Sutton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Little Sutton must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

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 Sutton home will be an important thing to consider.

Little Sutton broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Little Sutton internet connection is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Little Sutton.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Little Sutton ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Little Sutton?

The average broadband speed in Little Sutton is:

Little Sutton Average Download Speed Little Sutton Average Upload Speed
75.35 Mbps 13.60 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 will be slower the further away you are 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 one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Little Sutton, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Little Sutton house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Little Sutton.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices 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 talk to your 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 telephone dialling code of Little Sutton

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Little Sutton is 0151. If you call someone in Little Sutton, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 0151 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 0151 Little Sutton call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included with 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 are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Little Sutton

People living in Little Sutton are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Little Sutton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Little Sutton below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Little Sutton

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Sutton 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 Little Sutton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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 sources can 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 Little Sutton

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Little Sutton, we've found the five closest municipalities to Little Sutton.

Closest five municipalities to Little Sutton
Municipality Distance from Little Sutton
Hooton 0.01 miles
Ledsham 0.01 miles
Overpool 0.01 miles