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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Moreton

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

About Moreton, Merseyside

Moreton CH46 has a population of 294 and is located in the county of Merseyside. Merseyside has a population of 1,423,065 people.

Who supplies my water in Moreton?

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

How to reach your water provider in Moreton

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is just one method of contact to deal with your Moreton water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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 get in touch with 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 Moreton

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

Metered Customers in Moreton

Customers with a water meter at their Moreton 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Moreton home.

Unmetered Customers in Moreton

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Moreton is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Moreton 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Moreton might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Moreton?

The average water bill Moreton residents are being charged is £16.83 monthly, which works out at £202 a year.

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How do I pay my Moreton water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with United Utilities. After you've registered with 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Moreton bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Moreton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Moreton CH46, 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.

Moreton Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Moreton have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Moreton

Is the tap water in Moreton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Moreton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Moreton:

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

How hard is the water in Moreton

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Moreton 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. There should also be less limescale 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 Moreton.

Moreton No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Moreton home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Moreton.

If there is no water at your Moreton home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Moreton.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of United Utilities, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Moreton water leak or flooding

Moreton water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Moreton 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 Moreton property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact United Utilities regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the United Utilities website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Moreton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Moreton water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Moreton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Moreton water.

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

Internet in Moreton CH46

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The broadband speed you get at your Moreton home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Moreton with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Moreton Average Download Speed Moreton Average Upload Speed
123.40 Mbps 17.30 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Moreton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available 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, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Moreton?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Moreton.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Moreton is what's available. Whilst many homes in Moreton should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Moreton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Moreton
    • 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 internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Moreton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Moreton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Moreton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Moreton broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Moreton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Moreton. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Moreton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Moreton must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

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

Moreton broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Moreton broadband 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 provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Moreton.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Moreton?

The average speed of broadband in Moreton is:

Moreton Average Download Speed Moreton Average Upload Speed
123.40 Mbps 17.30 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Moreton, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Moreton home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should choose when getting connected in Moreton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Moreton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Moreton is 0151. When making a call to someone in Moreton, 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 Moreton call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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 in Moreton

Residents of Moreton are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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 Moreton home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Moreton distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Moreton 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 in Moreton

The electricity distribution network operator for Moreton 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

There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:

  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 Moreton

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

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%). In addition, 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

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 begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Moreton

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

Closest five municipalities to Moreton
Municipality Distance from Moreton
Woodchurch 1.04 miles
Landican 1.04 miles