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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Tattenhall

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

About Tattenhall, Cheshire

Tattenhall CH3 has a population of 1,950 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Tattenhall?

Tattenhall water utilities are supplied by Dee Valley Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Tattenhall

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent is one of many options to talk about your Tattenhall water account.

Dee Valley Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Dee Valley Water general enquiries and emergencies.

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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

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

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

Severn Trent contact number Severn Trent Emergency contact number
0345 750 0500 0800 783 4444
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Bank Holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

United Utilities contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact 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

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water is one of many options to talk about your Tattenhall water account.

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

Additionally, you can communicate with 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 submit your request on the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities website.

Dee Valley Water

If you would like to email Dee Valley Water, you can use the email address below:

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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Customer that want to post 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

If you would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you can use the email address below:

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

Severn Trent

Customer that want to post 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

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

Price of water in Tattenhall

Water bill in Tattenhall

Water rates in Tattenhall will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Tattenhall water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Tattenhall water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Tattenhall

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

Unmetered Customers in Tattenhall

Customers who don't have a meter at their Tattenhall 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 Tattenhall home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Tattenhall is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Tattenhall water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Tattenhall might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Tattenhall?

The average water bill Tattenhall residents are charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill 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 Tattenhall water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. After you've registered with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Tattenhall bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, 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 Tattenhall?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tattenhall 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.

Tattenhall Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tattenhall

Is tap water in Tattenhall safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Tattenhall come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Tattenhall:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Tattenhall

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 Tattenhall is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Tattenhall is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Tattenhall contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Tattenhall.

Tattenhall No Water

If you have no water in your Tattenhall 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 Tattenhall.

If there is no water at your Tattenhall home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Tattenhall.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on 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. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Tattenhall water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Tattenhall property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact 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, visit the "report a leak" page on 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 Tattenhall taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Tattenhall water this could be because of 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 Tattenhall water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Tattenhall water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities on the contact details above.

Broadband in Tattenhall CH3

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The broadband speed you get at your Tattenhall home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Tattenhall 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?

Tattenhall Average Download Speed Tattenhall Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Tattenhall. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Tattenhall?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Tattenhall.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Tattenhall is what's available. Whilst many homes in Tattenhall can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes 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

How can I connect to the internet in Tattenhall?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Tattenhall
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Tattenhall homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Tattenhall.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Tattenhall.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Tattenhall broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Tattenhall. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Tattenhall. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Tattenhall Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Tattenhall also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Tattenhall home is something to think about.

Tattenhall broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Tattenhall broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Tattenhall.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Tattenhall have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Tattenhall?

The average internet speed in Tattenhall is:

Tattenhall Average Download Speed Tattenhall Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 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 - 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Tattenhall, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Tattenhall home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Tattenhall.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Tattenhall

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Tattenhall is 01829. When making a call to someone in Tattenhall, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01829 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01829 Tattenhall call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Tattenhall

People living in Tattenhall can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Tattenhall home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Tattenhall distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Tattenhall 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 responsible for Tattenhall

The electricity distribution network operator for Tattenhall 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Tattenhall

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Close By Tattenhall

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Tattenhall, we've found the closest five municipalities to Tattenhall.

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