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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Moore

If you've moved and have questions about Moore? Our utilities guide to Moore is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Moore water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Moore.

About Moore, Cheshire

Moore WA4 has a population of 588 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Moore?

Moore water utilities are supplied by United Utilities. Below are the main phone numbers for United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Moore

Ringing a contact number for United Utilities is just one method of contact to deal with your Moore water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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
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Write to United Utilities

You can also get in touch with United Utilities, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the United Utilities website.

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

Water rates in Moore

Water bill in Moore

Water rates in Moore depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Moore water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Moore water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Moore

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Moore 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 United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Moore home.

Unmetered Customers in Moore

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Moore home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Moore home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Moore is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Moore water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Moore may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Moore?

The average water bill Moore residents are billed is £16.83 per month, which is £202 per year.

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How do I pay my Moore water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with United Utilities. After you register your details with 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Moore bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your United Utilities account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Moore?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Moore WA4, 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.

Moore Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Moore

Is tap water in Moore safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Moore. You can rest assured that Moore water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Moore water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Moore water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Moore come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Moore:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Moore

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 Moore is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Moore is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Moore contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Moore No Water

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

If there is no water at your Moore home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Moore.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Moore water leak or flooding

Moore water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Moore 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 Moore property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the United Utilities website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Moore taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Moore 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 infuse the Moore water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Moore water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach United Utilities using the contact information above.

Internet in Moore WA4

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The speed of your internet connection at your Moore home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Moore with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Moore Average Download Speed Moore Average Upload Speed
75.10 Mbps 13.47 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Moore. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Moore?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Moore.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Moore is the availability. Whilst many homes in Moore should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes 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 since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Moore?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Moore
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Moore homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Moore.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Moore.
    • 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, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Moore broadband cost

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Moore. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Moore. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Moore Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Moore also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Moore home is going to be important.

Moore broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Moore broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, 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 is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Moore.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Moore have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Moore?

The average internet speed in Moore is:

Moore Average Download Speed Moore Average Upload Speed
75.10 Mbps 13.47 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Moore, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Moore house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Moore.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Moore

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Moore is 01806. When making a call to someone in Moore, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Moore call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Moore

Residents of Moore are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Moore home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Moore distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Moore right here.

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 Moore

The electricity distribution network operator for Moore 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 Moore

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Moore

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Moore, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Moore.