Utilities in <u>Overpool

Need help with your utilities in Overpool?

The team of Selectra advisors are on hand to help you every step of the way.

Trusted by thousands of UK householders

4.5/5

based on 1,010 reviews

Ad

Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Overpool

Are you moving and want to know more about Overpool? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Overpool is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Overpool water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Overpool.

About Overpool, Cheshire

Overpool CH66 is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Overpool?

Overpool water services are provided by United Utilities. Below are the main phone numbers for United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Overpool

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is one of many contact methods to talk about your Overpool water issues.

In the table below you will find the phone 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
Selectra manSelectra blue

Moving to Overpool?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Sort out all your bills in one call today.

Ad
Selectra manSelectra blue

Moving to Overpool?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.

Ad

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 send your request via the United Utilities website.

If you prefer to write 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 Overpool

Water bill in Overpool

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

Metered Customers in Overpool

Customers with a water meter at their Overpool 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 United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Overpool home.

Unmetered Customers in Overpool

Customers without a meter at their Overpool home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Overpool home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Overpool is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Overpool water rates would 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Overpool could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Overpool?

The average water bill Overpool residents are being charged is £16.83 each month, that's £202 annually.

water billSelectra blue

Expensive Overpool water bills?

Speak with the Selectra team to save on other home bills. Don't let water ruin your budget.

Ad
water billSelectra blue

Expensive Overpool water bills?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.

Ad

How do I pay my Overpool water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Overpool bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Overpool?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Overpool CH66, 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.

Overpool Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Overpool

Is tap water in Overpool safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Overpool come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Overpool:

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

Is the water hard in Overpool

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 Overpool is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Overpool is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Overpool contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 extends their lifespan.

Selectra recommends

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

Overpool No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Overpool home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Overpool.

If there is no water at your Overpool 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 Overpool.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the United Utilities website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of United Utilities, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Overpool water leak or flooding

Overpool water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Overpool 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 Overpool property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact United Utilities 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 United Utilities website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Overpool taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Overpool 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 Overpool water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Overpool water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to United Utilities using the contact information above.

Broadband in Overpool CH66

Overpoolinternet connected globe

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • 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 Overpool 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?

Overpool Average Download Speed Overpool Average Upload Speed
75.35 Mbps 13.60 Mbps
blue selectra broadband routerSelectra blue

Slow broadband in Overpool?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Get better broadband and TV for less!

Ad
blue selectra broadband routerSelectra blue

Slow broadband in Overpool?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.

Ad

The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Overpool. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Overpool.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Overpool is the availability. The majority of homes in Overpool can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area 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 as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Overpool?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Overpool
    • 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 connection can currently reach speeds 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 Overpool homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Overpool.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Overpool.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
blue sim cardSelectra blue

Unlimited data in Overpool?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Get an unlimited GB deal for less!

Ad
blue sim cardSelectra blue

Unlimited GBs in Overpool?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.

Ad
broadband connections options

Overpool broadband cost

Overpool broadband bill

You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Overpool. There are many providers offering a low cost deal 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 internet service in Overpool. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Overpool Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Overpool must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Overpool home is going to be important.

Overpool broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Overpool broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Overpool.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Overpool ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Overpool?

The average internet speed in Overpool is:

Overpool Average Download Speed Overpool Average Upload Speed
75.35 Mbps 13.60 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 Overpool, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Overpool 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. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Overpool.

Main internet uses Recommended Download 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
Over 5 devices 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Overpool

Corded telephone area code Overpool

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Overpool is 0151. If you call someone in Overpool, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 0151 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 0151 Overpool call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Overpool

People living in Overpool can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Overpool distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Overpool below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Overpool

The electricity distribution network operator for Overpool 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 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
Green Light BulbSelectra blue

Looking for greener energy in Overpool?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Do your bit for the environment in one call today.

Ad
Green Light BulbSelectra blue

Looking for greener energy in Overpool?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.

Ad

Power Generation near Overpool

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

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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's 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 is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Overpool

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Overpool, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Overpool.

Closest five municipalities to Overpool
Municipality Distance from Overpool
Childer Thornton 0.01 miles
Hooton 0.01 miles
Ledsham 0.01 miles