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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Morley

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

About Morley, Derbyshire

Morley DE7 has a population of 29,673 and is located in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire has a population of 796,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Morley?

Morley water services are supplied by Severn Trent. Here are the main contact numbers for Severn Trent:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Morley

Speaking to an advisor at Severn Trent is one of many options to deal with your Morley water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

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

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

Customer that want to post 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 want to email Severn Trent, you must use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

Price of water in Morley

Water bill in Morley

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

Metered Customers in Morley

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Morley house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Severn Trent. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Morley home.

Unmetered Customers in Morley

Customers without a meter at their Morley home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Morley home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Morley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Morley water rates will 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Morley may save you money.

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 Morley?

The average water bill Morley residents are being charged is £16.58 per month, which is £199 per year.

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How do I pay my Morley water bill?

You will first need to register with Severn Trent. After you register your details with Severn Trent, 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 Morley bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Severn Trent 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 Morley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Morley DE7, your water supplier is Severn Trent.

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.

Morley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Morley

Is tap water in Morley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Morley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Morley:

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

Is the water hard in Morley

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Morley contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Morley.

Morley No Water

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

If there is no water at your Morley 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 Morley.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Severn Trent website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Severn Trent, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Morley water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Morley property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Severn Trent 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 Severn Trent website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Morley taste strange?

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Severn Trent via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Morley DE7

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The speed of your internet connection at your Morley home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • 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 broadband speed for Morley with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Morley Average Download Speed Morley Average Upload Speed
75.30 Mbps 14.08 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Morley. 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.

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

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Morley?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Morley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Morley is the availability. Whilst many homes in Morley should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Morley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Morley
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed 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.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Morley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Morley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Morley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Morley broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Morley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a broadband connection in Morley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Morley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Morley should 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 really important.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Morley home is going to be important.

Morley broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Morley broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Morley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Morley?

The average speed of broadband in Morley is:

Morley Average Download Speed Morley Average Upload Speed
75.30 Mbps 14.08 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Morley, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Morley house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should choose for a broadband service in Morley.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, 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 dialling code of Morley

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Morley is 01806. If you call someone in Morley, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Morley call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included in that 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 uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making 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 Morley

Residents in Morley are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Morley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Morley right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Morley

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

Western Power Distribution - East Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 678 3105
Email wpdnewsuppliesmids@westernpower.co.uk
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton

There are six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Morley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Morley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Morley, we've found the five closest municipalities to Morley.

Closest five municipalities to Morley
Municipality Distance from Morley
Horsley Woodhouse -
West Hallam -
Watnall 2.09 miles
Brinsley 2.09 miles
Underwood 2.09 miles