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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Normanton

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

About Normanton, Derbyshire

Normanton DE23 has a population of 21,317 and is located in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire has a population of 796,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Normanton?

Normanton water services are provided by Severn Trent. Here are the main contact numbers for Severn Trent:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Normanton

Calling a phone number for Severn Trent is one of many options to talk about your Normanton water problems.

In the table below you will find the contact 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

You can also get in touch with Severn Trent, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Severn Trent website.

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

If you would like to email Severn Trent, you can use the email address below:

Severn Trent Email Address
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

Price of water in Normanton

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

Metered Customers in Normanton

Customers that have a water meter at their Normanton property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Severn Trent. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Normanton home.

Unmetered Customers in Normanton

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

Water rates for unmetered customers in Normanton will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Normanton 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Normanton could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Normanton?

The average water bill Normanton residents are billed is £16.58 each month, that's £199 annually.

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How do I pay my Normanton water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Severn Trent. After you register your details with Severn Trent, 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Normanton 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 Severn Trent 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 Normanton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Normanton DE23, 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.

Normanton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Normanton

Is the tap water in Normanton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Normanton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Normanton:

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

How hard is the water in Normanton

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 Normanton is less than 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Normanton is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Normanton more than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Normanton.

  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.

Normanton No Water

If you have no water in your Normanton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Normanton.

If there is no water at your Normanton 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 Normanton.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Severn Trent for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Severn Trent website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Severn Trent, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Normanton water leak or flooding

Normanton water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Normanton home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Ring Severn Trent regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Severn Trent website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Normanton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Normanton water this may be due to 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 Normanton water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Normanton water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Severn Trent using the contact information above.

Internet in Normanton DE23

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Normanton Average Download Speed Normanton Average Upload Speed
88.43 Mbps 17.87 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Normanton. 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.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Normanton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Normanton is the availability. The majority of homes in Normanton can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Normanton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Normanton
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the 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 internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Normanton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Normanton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Normanton.
    • 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, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Normanton broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Normanton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Normanton. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Normanton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Normanton must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Normanton home will be an important thing to consider.

Normanton broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer service of your Normanton broadband connection is of utmost importance. 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 high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Normanton.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Normanton have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Normanton?

The average internet speed in Normanton is:

Normanton Average Download Speed Normanton Average Upload Speed
88.43 Mbps 17.87 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Normanton, 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 Normanton property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Normanton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, 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 telephone dialling code of Normanton

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Normanton is 01332. If you call someone in Normanton, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01332 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01332 Normanton call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Normanton

People living in Normanton can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Normanton home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Normanton distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Normanton below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Normanton

The electricity distribution network operator for Normanton 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 Normanton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, 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 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 generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Normanton

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Normanton, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Normanton.

Closest five municipalities to Normanton
Municipality Distance from Normanton
Pear Tree -
Littleover -
Derby 1.12 miles
Kedleston 1.59 miles
Quarndon 1.59 miles