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A Complete Guide to Utilities in West Allotment

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

About West Allotment, Northumberland

West Allotment NE27 is located in the county of Northumberland. Northumberland has a population of 319,010 people.

Who supplies my water in West Allotment?

West Allotment water utilities are supplied by Northumbrian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Northumbrian Water:

How to reach your water provider in West Allotment

Calling a phone number for Northumbrian Water is one of many options to discuss your West Allotment water account.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone numbers for Northumbrian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Northumbrian Water telephone number Northumbrian Water Emergency telephone number
0345 733 5566 0345 717 1100
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to Northumbrian Water

You can also get in touch with Northumbrian Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Northumbrian Water website.

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

Northumbrian Water Address
Northumbrian Water Ltd, Northumbria House, Abbey Road
DH1 5FJ
Durham

If you want to email Northumbrian Water, you must use the following email address:

Northumbrian Water Email Address
care@nwl.co.uk

Price of water in West Allotment

Water bill in West Allotment

Water rates in West Allotment depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your West Allotment water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered West Allotment water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in West Allotment

Customers with a water meter at their West Allotment home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Northumbrian Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your West Allotment home.

Unmetered Customers in West Allotment

Customers without a meter at their West Allotment home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your West Allotment home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in West Allotment is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your West Allotment 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your West Allotment may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in West Allotment?

The average water bill West Allotment residents are being charged is £14.83 monthly, which works out at £178 per year.

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How do I pay my West Allotment water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Northumbrian Water. After you've registered with Northumbrian 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your West Allotment bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Northumbrian Water 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 West Allotment?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in West Allotment NE27, your water supplier is Northumbrian 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.

West Allotment Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in West Allotment

Is water from the tap in West Allotment safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in West Allotment come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply West Allotment:

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

Is the water hard in West Allotment

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 in West Allotment is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in West Allotment is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in West Allotment contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 means they should last longer.

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

West Allotment No Water

If you don't have any running water in your West Allotment home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in West Allotment.

If there is no water at your West Allotment home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting West Allotment.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Northumbrian Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Northumbrian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Northumbrian Water, 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

West Allotment water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Northumbrian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Northumbrian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in West Allotment taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your West Allotment water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

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

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

Broadband in West Allotment NE27

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed 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 broadband speed for West Allotment with our fast and simple speed test.

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

West Allotment Average Download Speed West Allotment Average Upload Speed
86.13 Mbps 15.67 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in West Allotment. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection that's available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in West Allotment?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in West Allotment.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in West Allotment is the availability. Most homes in West Allotment can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in West Allotment?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in West Allotment
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of West Allotment homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of West Allotment.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in West Allotment.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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West Allotment broadband price

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in West Allotment. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in West Allotment. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

West Allotment Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in West Allotment also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your West Allotment home is something to think about.

West Allotment broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your West Allotment broadband connection 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 provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in West Allotment.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in West Allotment ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in West Allotment?

The average broadband speed in West Allotment is:

West Allotment Average Download Speed West Allotment Average Upload Speed
86.13 Mbps 15.67 Mbps

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

In simple terms, 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in West Allotment, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your West Allotment property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should take when signing up for broadband in West Allotment.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of West Allotment

Corded telephone area code West Allotment

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for West Allotment is 01806. When making a call to someone in West Allotment, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 West Allotment call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in West Allotment

Residents of West Allotment are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your West Allotment home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the West Allotment distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers West Allotment 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 responsible for West Allotment

The electricity distribution network operator for West Allotment is Northern Powergrid - North East. You can find the Northern Powergrid - North East contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - North East Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 668 877
Email cus.serv@northernpowergrid.com
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring

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 West Allotment

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near West Allotment

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

Closest five municipalities to West Allotment
Municipality Distance from West Allotment
Backworth -
Shiremoor -
Murton Village -
Killingworth 2.14 miles
Royal Quays 2.21 miles