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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Statham

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

About Statham, Cheshire

Statham WA13 has a population of 12,350 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Statham?

Statham water services are provided by United Utilities. In the table below are the contact numbers for United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Statham

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is one of many options to deal with your Statham water issues.

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
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Write to United Utilities

You can also write to 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.

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

Price of water in Statham

Water bill in Statham

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

Metered Customers in Statham

Customers that have a water meter at their Statham home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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 Statham home.

Unmetered Customers in Statham

Customers who don't have a meter at their Statham home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Statham home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Statham is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Statham water prices were 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Statham might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Statham?

The average water bill Statham residents are charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Statham water bill?

You will first need to register with United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with United Utilities, 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 Statham bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Statham?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Statham WA13, 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.

Statham Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Statham

Is tap water in Statham safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Statham come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Statham:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Statham

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 rating for water hardness in Statham is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Statham is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Statham contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 Statham.

Statham No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Statham 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 Statham.

If there is no water at your Statham home, do you only have 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 Statham.

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

  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. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Statham water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Call United Utilities regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Statham taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Statham water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Statham water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Statham water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to United Utilities using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Statham WA13

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Statham home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Statham 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?

Statham Average Download Speed Statham Average Upload Speed
76.40 Mbps 13.98 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Statham. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Statham?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Statham.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Statham is what's available. The majority of homes in Statham can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Statham?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Statham
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Statham homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Statham.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Statham.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Statham broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Statham. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Statham. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Statham Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Statham must also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Statham home is going to be important.

Statham broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Statham internet connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Statham.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Statham?

The average internet speed in Statham is:

Statham Average Download Speed Statham Average Upload Speed
76.40 Mbps 13.98 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, 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 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 one of those green boxes on your street in Statham, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Statham property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Statham.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Statham

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Statham is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Statham, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Statham 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 you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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 Statham

Residents of Statham can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

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

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Statham distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Statham in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Statham

The electricity distribution network operator for Statham 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 Statham

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Statham

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Statham, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Statham.

Closest five municipalities to Statham
Municipality Distance from Statham
Lymm -
Latchford 3.09 miles
Stockton Heath 3.09 miles