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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Tarvin

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

About Tarvin, Cheshire

Tarvin CH3 has a population of 2,309 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Tarvin?

Tarvin water services are provided by Dee Valley Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Tarvin

Ringing a contact number for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent is one of many contact methods to deal with your Tarvin water issues.

Dee Valley Water telephone numbers

In the table below you will find the telephone 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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water telephone numbers

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water phone number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency phone number
0800 052 0145 0800 052 0130
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Severn Trent telephone numbers

In the table below you will find the telephone 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

United Utilities telephone numbers

In the table below you will find the telephone 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

Ringing a contact number for Dee Valley Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Tarvin water issues.

Write to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities

You can also write to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities website.

Dee Valley Water

Customers that would rather email Dee Valley Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

If you prefer to write a letter to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water can do so by writing to the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water address below:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Address
PO Box 690
Cardiff
CF3 5WL

Customers that would rather email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you must use the following email address:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
company.secretary@dwrcymru.com

Severn Trent

If you prefer to write 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

Customers that would rather email Severn Trent, you must use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

United Utilities

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

Cost of water in Tarvin

Water bill in Tarvin

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

Metered Customers in Tarvin

Customers that have a water meter at their Tarvin 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 Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Tarvin home.

Unmetered Customers in Tarvin

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Tarvin home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Tarvin home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Tarvin is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Tarvin 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 you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Tarvin could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Tarvin?

The average water bill Tarvin residents are billed can differ between suppliers in your area. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Annually
Dee Valley Water - -
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water £15.17 £182
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Tarvin water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. After you register your details with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Tarvin bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Tarvin?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tarvin CH3, your water suppliers are Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent 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.

Tarvin Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tarvin

Is water from the tap in Tarvin safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Tarvin come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Tarvin:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Tarvin

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 Tarvin is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Tarvin is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Tarvin contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. 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 Tarvin.

Tarvin No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Tarvin home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Tarvin.

If there is no water at your Tarvin home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Tarvin.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities, 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Tarvin water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Tarvin taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Tarvin water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Tarvin water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Tarvin water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities on the contact details above.

Internet in Tarvin CH3

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Tarvin with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Tarvin Average Download Speed Tarvin Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Tarvin. 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.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Tarvin?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Tarvin.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Tarvin is the availability. The majority of homes in Tarvin should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Tarvin?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Tarvin
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them '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 older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Tarvin homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Tarvin.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Tarvin.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Tarvin broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Tarvin. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Tarvin. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Tarvin Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Tarvin must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Tarvin home is going to be important.

Tarvin broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Tarvin internet connection is extremely 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 a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Tarvin.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Tarvin have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Tarvin?

The average internet speed in Tarvin is:

Tarvin Average Download Speed Tarvin Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed 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 Tarvin, 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 Tarvin home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Tarvin.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so 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 telephone area code for Tarvin

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Tarvin is 01829. If you call someone in Tarvin, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01829 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01829 Tarvin call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Tarvin

Residents in Tarvin are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Tarvin home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Tarvin distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Tarvin below.

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 Tarvin

The electricity distribution network operator for Tarvin 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
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Power Generation near Tarvin

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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 the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Tarvin

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Tarvin, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Tarvin.

Closest five municipalities to Tarvin
Municipality Distance from Tarvin
Mouldsworth 0.01 miles
Huntington 0.01 miles
Boughton 0.01 miles
Tattenhall 0.01 miles