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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Warrington

Are you moving and want to know more about Warrington? Our complete guide to utilities in Warrington will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Warrington water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Warrington.

About Warrington, Buckinghamshire

Warrington MK46 has a population of 165,456 and is located in the county of Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire has a population of 543,128 people.

Who supplies my water in Warrington?

Warrington water services are supplied by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water:

How to reach your water provider in Warrington

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Warrington water problems.

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

Anglian Water telephone number Anglian Water Emergency telephone number
0345 791 9155 0345 714 5145
Mon to Fri 8am-8pm,Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm,Bank holidays 10am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to Anglian Water

You can also write to Anglian Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water website.

Customer that want to post a letter to Anglian Water can do so by writing to the Anglian Water address below:

Anglian Water Address
PO Box 4994
Lancing
BN11 9AL

Customers that would rather email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Warrington

Water bill in Warrington

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

Metered Customers in Warrington

Customers with a water meter at their Warrington house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Warrington home.

Unmetered Customers in Warrington

Customers who don't have a meter at their Warrington home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Warrington home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Warrington will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Warrington 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Warrington might work out cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Warrington?

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

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How do I pay my Warrington water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water. After you've registered with Anglian Water, 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 Warrington 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 Anglian Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Warrington?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Warrington MK46, your water supplier is Anglian Water.

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.

Warrington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Warrington

Is water from the tap in Warrington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Warrington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Warrington:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Warrington

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 Warrington is below 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Warrington is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Warrington higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Warrington.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Warrington No Water

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

If there is no water at your Warrington 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 Warrington.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  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.

Warrington water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Contact Anglian Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Warrington taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Warrington 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 impermeate the Warrington water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Warrington water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Warrington MK46

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The broadband speed you get at your Warrington home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

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

Warrington Average Download Speed Warrington Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Warrington. 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, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Warrington?

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 can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Warrington.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Warrington is the availability. Most homes in Warrington should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Warrington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Warrington
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Warrington homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Warrington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Warrington.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Warrington broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Warrington. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Warrington. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Warrington Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Warrington should also be considered, 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.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Warrington home will be an important thing to consider.

Warrington broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Warrington internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service 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 Warrington.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Warrington ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Warrington?

The average speed of broadband in Warrington is:

Warrington Average Download Speed Warrington Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 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 - 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Warrington, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Warrington home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Warrington.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 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 of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Warrington

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Warrington is 01234. When making a call to someone in Warrington, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01234 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01234 Warrington call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check 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.

Gas and Electricity in Warrington

Residents in Warrington can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Warrington home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Warrington distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Warrington in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Warrington

The electricity distribution network operator for Warrington is Western Power Distribution - East Midlands. You can find the Western Power Distribution - East Midlands contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - East Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 678 3105
Email wpdnewsuppliesmids@westernpower.co.uk
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton

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 Warrington

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce 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 generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Warrington

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Warrington, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Warrington.