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Your Guide to Utilities in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

If you just moved and have some questions about Rixton-with-Glazebrook? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Rixton-with-Glazebrook will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Rixton-with-Glazebrook water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

About Rixton-with-Glazebrook, Cheshire

Rixton-with-Glazebrook WA3 has a population of 1,960 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Rixton-with-Glazebrook?

Rixton-with-Glazebrook water utilities are supplied by Dee Valley Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Dee Valley Water, and United Utilities:

How to reach your water providers in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

Ringing a contact number for Dee Valley Water or United Utilities is one of many options to talk about your Rixton-with-Glazebrook water account.

Dee Valley Water phone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Dee Valley Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dee Valley Water phone number Dee Valley Water Emergency phone number
0330 678 0679 0800 085 8033
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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United Utilities phone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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

Write to Dee Valley Water or United Utilities

Additionally, you can communicate with Dee Valley Water or United Utilities, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Dee Valley Water or United Utilities website.

Dee Valley Water

If you would like to email Dee Valley Water, you should use the following email address:

Dee Valley Water Email Address
waterregulations@hafrendyfrdwy.co.uk

United Utilities

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

Water rates in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

Water bill in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

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

Metered Customers in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

Customers with a water meter at their Rixton-with-Glazebrook 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 Dee Valley Water or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home.

Unmetered Customers in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Rixton-with-Glazebrook home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Rixton-with-Glazebrook is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Rixton-with-Glazebrook 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Rixton-with-Glazebrook may save you money.

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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook?

The average water bill Rixton-with-Glazebrook residents are billed varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Per Year
Dee Valley Water - -
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Rixton-with-Glazebrook water bill?

You will first need to register with Dee Valley Water or United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with Dee Valley Water or 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Rixton-with-Glazebrook bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Dee Valley Water or United Utilities 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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Rixton-with-Glazebrook WA3, your water suppliers are Dee Valley Water and 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.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Rixton-with-Glazebrook have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

Is water from the tap in Rixton-with-Glazebrook safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Rixton-with-Glazebrook. You can rest assured that Rixton-with-Glazebrook water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Rixton-with-Glazebrook 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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Rixton-with-Glazebrook come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Rixton-with-Glazebrook:

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

Is the water hard in Rixton-with-Glazebrook

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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Rixton-with-Glazebrook is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Rixton-with-Glazebrook contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook No Water

If you have no water in your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

If there is no water at your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water or United Utilities for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Dee Valley Water or United Utilities website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Dee Valley Water or 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook water leak or flooding

Rixton-with-Glazebrook water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Rixton-with-Glazebrook property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Dee Valley Water or United Utilities regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dee Valley Water or United Utilities website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Rixton-with-Glazebrook taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Rixton-with-Glazebrook 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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Rixton-with-Glazebrook water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Dee Valley Water or United Utilities via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Rixton-with-Glazebrook WA3

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Rixton-with-Glazebrook with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Average Download Speed Rixton-with-Glazebrook Average Upload Speed
105.04 Mbps 17.18 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Rixton-with-Glazebrook. 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 homes in the UK.

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

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Rixton-with-Glazebrook?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

Availability

The first thing to consider when choosing an internet provider in Rixton-with-Glazebrook is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Rixton-with-Glazebrook can take advantage of superfast' or fibre 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Rixton-with-Glazebrook?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Rixton-with-Glazebrook
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Rixton-with-Glazebrook homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Rixton-with-Glazebrook.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Rixton-with-Glazebrook.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Rixton-with-Glazebrook broadband price

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Rixton-with-Glazebrook. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Rixton-with-Glazebrook. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Rixton-with-Glazebrook also needs consideration, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home is something to think about.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Rixton-with-Glazebrook broadband internet is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Rixton-with-Glazebrook?

The average broadband speed in Rixton-with-Glazebrook is:

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Average Download Speed Rixton-with-Glazebrook Average Upload Speed
105.04 Mbps 17.18 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 speed will be slower the further away you are 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Rixton-with-Glazebrook, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home. 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?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Rixton-with-Glazebrook

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Rixton-with-Glazebrook is 0161. If you call someone in Rixton-with-Glazebrook, and you're located in a different region, you must add 0161 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 0161 Rixton-with-Glazebrook call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone 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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook

Residents of Rixton-with-Glazebrook are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Rixton-with-Glazebrook home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Rixton-with-Glazebrook distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Rixton-with-Glazebrook right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Rixton-with-Glazebrook

The electricity distribution network operator for Rixton-with-Glazebrook is Electricity North West. You can find the Electricity North West contact details in the table below:

Electricity North West Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 195 4141
Emergencies 105
Email ElectricityCustomerRelation@enwl.co.uk
Website https://www.enwl.co.uk/
Address 304 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park
Warrington

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 Rixton-with-Glazebrook

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Rixton-with-Glazebrook

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Rixton-with-Glazebrook, we've found the closest five municipalities to Rixton-with-Glazebrook.

Closest five municipalities to Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Municipality Distance from Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Culcheth -
Glazebrook -
Golborne -