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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Warburton

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

About Warburton, Cheshire

Warburton WA13 has a population of 286 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Warburton?

Warburton water services are supplied by United Utilities. In the table below are the contact numbers for United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Warburton

Ringing a contact number for United Utilities is one of many options to discuss your Warburton water issues.

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities telephone number United Utilities Emergency telephone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with United Utilities, by composing 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

Cost of water in Warburton

Water bill in Warburton

Water rates in Warburton depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Warburton water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Warburton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Warburton

Customers that have a water meter at their Warburton house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of United Utilities. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Warburton home.

Unmetered Customers in Warburton

Customers who don't have a meter at their Warburton home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Warburton home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Warburton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Warburton 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Warburton may save you money.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Warburton?

The average water bill Warburton residents are charged is £16.83 each month, that's £202 a year.

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How do I pay my Warburton water bill?

You will first need to register with United Utilities. Once you've registered an account 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 Warburton bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up 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 Warburton?

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

Warburton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Warburton

Is water from the tap in Warburton safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Warburton. You can rest assured that Warburton water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Warburton water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, that means your tap water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Warburton water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Warburton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Warburton:

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

Is the water hard in Warburton

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Warburton contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Warburton.

Warburton No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Warburton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Warburton.

If there is no water at your Warburton home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Warburton.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for United Utilities, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Warburton water leak or flooding

Warburton water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Warburton home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

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

  1. Contact United Utilities whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the United Utilities website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Warburton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Warburton water this could be because of 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 impermeate the Warburton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Warburton water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach United Utilities using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Warburton WA13

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Warburton 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?

Warburton Average Download Speed Warburton Average Upload Speed
76.40 Mbps 13.98 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Warburton. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available 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 is the only means of connection that's available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Warburton?

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 can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Warburton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst picking a broadband provider in Warburton is the availability. Most homes in Warburton should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Warburton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Warburton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Warburton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Warburton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Warburton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Warburton broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Warburton. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially 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 commit to a internet service in Warburton. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Warburton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Warburton should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Warburton home is going to be important.

Warburton broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Warburton broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Warburton.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Warburton have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Warburton?

The average speed of broadband in Warburton is:

Warburton Average Download Speed Warburton 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Warburton, 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 Warburton house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Warburton.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband 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 of the above, 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Warburton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Warburton is 01806. If you call someone in Warburton, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Warburton call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Warburton

Residents in Warburton are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Warburton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Warburton right here.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Warburton

The electricity distribution network operator for Warburton 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 Warburton

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

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 small percentage was produced from 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, 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, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Warburton

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Warburton, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Warburton.

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