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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Aldermaston

If you just moved and have some questions about Aldermaston? Our complete guide to utilities in Aldermaston will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Aldermaston water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Aldermaston.

About Aldermaston, Berkshire

Aldermaston RG7 has a population of 1,015 and is located in the county of Berkshire. Berkshire has a population of 915,157 people.

Who supplies my water in Aldermaston?

Aldermaston water services are supplied by South East Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for South East Water, Southern Water, and Thames Water:

How to reach your water providers in Aldermaston

Ringing a contact number for South East Water, Southern Water or Thames Water is one of many options to discuss your Aldermaston water problems.

South East Water phone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for South East Water general enquiries and emergencies.

South East Water phone number South East Water Emergency phone number
0333 000 0001 0333 000 0365
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Southern Water phone numbers

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

Southern Water phone number Southern Water Emergency phone number
0330 303 0277 0800 820 999
Mon to Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-2:30pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Thames Water phone numbers

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

Thames Water phone number Thames Water Emergency phone number
0800 980 8800 0800 714 614
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Ringing a contact number for South East Water, Southern Water, Thames Water, or is one of many options to discuss your Aldermaston water problems.

Write to South East Water, Southern Water or Thames Water

You can also get in touch with South East Water, Southern Water or Thames Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the South East Water, Southern Water or Thames Water website.

South East Water

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

South East Water Address
Rocfort Road
Snodland, Kent
ME6 5AH

Southern Water

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

Southern Water Address
PO Box 564
Darlington
DL1 9ZG

If you want to email Southern Water, you should use the following email address:

Southern Water Email Address
customeraccounts@southernwater.co.uk

Thames Water

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

Thames Water Address
Thames Water Customer Services, PO Box 234
Swindon
SN38 3TW

If you want to email Thames Water, you should use the following email address:

Thames Water Email Address
customer.feedback@thameswater.co.uk

Price of water in Aldermaston

Water bill in Aldermaston

Water rates in Aldermaston depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Aldermaston water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Aldermaston water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Aldermaston

Customers with a water meter at their Aldermaston home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Aldermaston home.

Unmetered Customers in Aldermaston

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Aldermaston is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Aldermaston 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Aldermaston might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Aldermaston?

The average water bill Aldermaston residents are billed varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Per Year
South East Water £18.42 £221
Southern Water £14.25 £171
Thames Water £19.33 £232
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How do I pay my Aldermaston water bill?

You will first need to register with South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water. Once you've registered an account with South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames 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 Aldermaston bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames 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 Aldermaston?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Aldermaston RG7, your water suppliers are South East Water, Southern Water and Thames 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.

Aldermaston Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Aldermaston

Is the tap water in Aldermaston safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Aldermaston come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Aldermaston:

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

Is the water hard in Aldermaston

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 Aldermaston is higher than 276ppm, that makes the water hardness in Aldermaston is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Aldermaston contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. very hard water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Aldermaston.

  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.

Aldermaston No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Aldermaston home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Aldermaston.

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

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water, 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Aldermaston water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Aldermaston taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Aldermaston 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 Aldermaston water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Aldermaston water.

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

Broadband Speed in Aldermaston RG7

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Aldermaston 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?

Aldermaston Average Download Speed Aldermaston Average Upload Speed
85.05 Mbps 22.17 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Aldermaston. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection that's available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Aldermaston?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Aldermaston.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Aldermaston is the availability. Whilst many homes in Aldermaston should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Aldermaston?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Aldermaston
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Aldermaston homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Aldermaston.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Aldermaston.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Aldermaston broadband price

Aldermaston broadband bill

Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Aldermaston. 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 fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Aldermaston. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Aldermaston Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Aldermaston should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Aldermaston home will be an important thing to consider.

Aldermaston broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Aldermaston broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Aldermaston.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Aldermaston?

The average broadband speed in Aldermaston is:

Aldermaston Average Download Speed Aldermaston Average Upload Speed
85.05 Mbps 22.17 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 - 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds 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 Aldermaston, 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 Aldermaston property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Aldermaston.

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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Aldermaston

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Aldermaston is 01806. If you call someone in Aldermaston, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Aldermaston call cost?

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

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

Gas and Electricity in Aldermaston

Residents of Aldermaston can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Aldermaston home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Aldermaston distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Aldermaston in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Aldermaston

The electricity distribution network operator for Aldermaston is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England. You can find the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England contact details in the table below:

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 048 3516
Emergencies 0800 072 7282
Email GE@ssen.co.uk
Website https://www.ssen.co.uk/
Address Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Perth

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 Aldermaston

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other types 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned 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 is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Aldermaston

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

Closest five municipalities to Aldermaston
Municipality Distance from Aldermaston
Silchester -
Burghfield Common -
Bradfield -
Mortimer -
Brimpton 3.24 miles