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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Market Drayton

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

About Market Drayton, Cheshire

Market Drayton TF9 has a population of 11,773 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Market Drayton?

Market Drayton water services are supplied by Icosa Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Icosa Water, Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Market Drayton

Ringing a contact number for Icosa Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities is one of many contact methods to deal with your Market Drayton water issues.

Icosa Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Icosa Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Icosa Water telephone number Icosa Water Emergency telephone number
0330 111 0780 0330 111 2014
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Severn Trent phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

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

United Utilities phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

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

Ringing a contact number for Icosa Water, Severn Trent, United Utilities, or is one of many contact methods to deal with your Market Drayton water issues.

Write to Icosa Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities

Additionally, you can communicate with Icosa Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Icosa Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities website.

Icosa Water

If you prefer to write a letter to Icosa Water can do so by writing to the Icosa Water address below:

Icosa Water Address
Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road
Cardiff
CF11 9LJ

If you would like to email Icosa Water, you can use the email address below:

Icosa Water Email Address
enquiries@icosawater.co.uk

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
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

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

Water rates in Market Drayton

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

Metered Customers in Market Drayton

Customers with a water meter at their Market Drayton home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Icosa Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Market Drayton home.

Unmetered Customers in Market Drayton

Customers who don't have a meter at their Market Drayton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Market Drayton home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Market Drayton is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Market Drayton 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Market Drayton could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Market Drayton?

The average water bill Market Drayton residents are being charged 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 Water Bill Annually
Icosa Water - -
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Market Drayton water bill?

You will first need to register with Icosa Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. After you've registered with Icosa Water, 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Market Drayton 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 Icosa Water, Severn Trent, or 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 Market Drayton?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Market Drayton TF9, your water suppliers are Icosa 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.

Market Drayton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Market Drayton

Is tap water in Market Drayton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Market Drayton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Market Drayton:

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

Is the water hard in Market Drayton

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 rating in Market Drayton is less than 200ppm, this means the water in Market Drayton is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Market Drayton over. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Market Drayton.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Market Drayton No Water

If you have no water in your Market Drayton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Market Drayton.

If there is no water at your Market Drayton home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Market Drayton.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Icosa Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Icosa 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 Icosa Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Market Drayton water leak or flooding

Market Drayton water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Market Drayton 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 Market Drayton property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Icosa Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Icosa Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Market Drayton taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Market Drayton 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 Market Drayton water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Market Drayton water.

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

Broadband Speed in Market Drayton TF9

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The broadband speed you get at your Market Drayton home can vary depending 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 find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Market Drayton with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Market Drayton Average Download Speed Market Drayton Average Upload Speed
55.58 Mbps 12.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Market Drayton. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Market Drayton?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Market Drayton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Market Drayton is the availability. Most homes in Market Drayton can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Market Drayton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Market Drayton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Market Drayton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Market Drayton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Market Drayton.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Market Drayton broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Market Drayton. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Market Drayton. 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.

Market Drayton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Market Drayton should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Market Drayton home is going to be important.

Market Drayton broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Market Drayton broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Market Drayton.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Market Drayton ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Market Drayton?

The average internet speed in Market Drayton is:

Market Drayton Average Download Speed Market Drayton Average Upload Speed
55.58 Mbps 12.30 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Market Drayton, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Market Drayton property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out which speed you should take when getting connected in Market Drayton.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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 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 have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Market Drayton

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Market Drayton is 01630. If you're calling somebody in Market Drayton, and you are in a different area, you must add 01630 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01630 Market Drayton call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Market Drayton

Residents of Market Drayton can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Market Drayton home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Market Drayton distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Market Drayton below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Market Drayton

The electricity distribution network operator for Market Drayton is Western Power Distribution - Midlands. You can find the Western Power Distribution - Midlands contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 6783 105
Email wpdnewsuppliesmids@westernpower.co.uk
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton

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 Market Drayton

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

Fossil Fuels

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

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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 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 strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Market Drayton

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Market Drayton, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Market Drayton.

Closest five municipalities to Market Drayton
Municipality Distance from Market Drayton
Woodseaves 7.37 miles
Eccleshall 9.08 miles