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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Mickle Trafford

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

About Mickle Trafford, Cheshire

Mickle Trafford CH2 has a population of 1,822 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Mickle Trafford?

Mickle Trafford 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 Mickle Trafford

Speaking to an advisor at Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent is one of many contact methods to talk about your Mickle Trafford 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

Speaking to an advisor at Dee Valley Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Mickle Trafford water account.

Write to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities

You can also get in touch with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities website.

Dee Valley Water

Customers that would rather email Dee Valley Water, you should use the following email address:

Dee Valley Water Email Address
waterregulations@hafrendyfrdwy.co.uk

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

If you prefer to send 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

Customers that would rather email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you should use the following email address:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
company.secretary@dwrcymru.com

Severn Trent

If you prefer to send 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

Customers that would rather email Severn Trent, you should use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

United Utilities

If you prefer to send 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

Price of water in Mickle Trafford

Water bill in Mickle Trafford

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

Metered Customers in Mickle Trafford

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Mickle Trafford 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 Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Mickle Trafford home.

Unmetered Customers in Mickle Trafford

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Mickle Trafford is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Mickle Trafford water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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, getting a water meter for your Mickle Trafford might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Mickle Trafford?

The average water bill Mickle Trafford residents are being charged can differ between suppliers in your area. You can see in the table below 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 Mickle Trafford water bill?

First of all, you will 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 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 Mickle Trafford bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Mickle Trafford?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mickle Trafford CH2, 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.

Mickle Trafford Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mickle Trafford

Is the tap water in Mickle Trafford safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mickle Trafford come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mickle Trafford:

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

How hard is the water in Mickle Trafford

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 Mickle Trafford is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Mickle Trafford is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Mickle Trafford contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Mickle Trafford.

Mickle Trafford No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Mickle Trafford home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Mickle Trafford.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, 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 Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Mickle Trafford water leak or flooding

Mickle Trafford water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Mickle Trafford home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Mickle Trafford property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Mickle Trafford taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Mickle Trafford water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Mickle Trafford water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Mickle Trafford water.

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

Internet in Mickle Trafford CH2

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Mickle Trafford 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?

Mickle Trafford Average Download Speed Mickle Trafford Average Upload Speed
68.80 Mbps 13.30 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Mickle Trafford. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Mickle Trafford?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Mickle Trafford.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Mickle Trafford is the availability. The majority of homes in Mickle Trafford can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes 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 Mickle Trafford?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Mickle Trafford
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Mickle Trafford homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Mickle Trafford.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Mickle Trafford.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Mickle Trafford broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Mickle Trafford. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Mickle Trafford. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Mickle Trafford Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Mickle Trafford must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Mickle Trafford home is something to think about.

Mickle Trafford broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Mickle Trafford broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Mickle Trafford.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Mickle Trafford have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Mickle Trafford?

The average speed of broadband in Mickle Trafford is:

Mickle Trafford Average Download Speed Mickle Trafford Average Upload Speed
68.80 Mbps 13.30 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 - 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Mickle Trafford, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Mickle Trafford house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Mickle Trafford.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Mickle Trafford

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Mickle Trafford is 01806. If you call someone in Mickle Trafford, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Mickle Trafford call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your 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 Supply in Mickle Trafford

Residents of Mickle Trafford 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 local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Mickle Trafford home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Mickle Trafford distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Mickle Trafford in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Mickle Trafford

The electricity distribution network operator for Mickle Trafford 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 Mickle Trafford

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Mickle Trafford

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Mickle Trafford, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Mickle Trafford.