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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Anick

Are you moving and want to know more about Anick? Our complete guide to utilities in Anick is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Anick water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Anick.

About Anick, Northumberland

Anick NE46 is located in the county of Northumberland. Northumberland has a population of 319,010 people.

Who supplies my water in Anick?

Anick water utilities are supplied by Northumbrian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Northumbrian Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Anick

Calling a phone number for Northumbrian Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Anick water issues.

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Northumbrian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Northumbrian Water contact number Northumbrian Water Emergency contact 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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 would like to email Northumbrian Water, you can use the email address below:

Northumbrian Water Email Address
care@nwl.co.uk

Water rates in Anick

Water bill in Anick

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

Metered Customers in Anick

Customers with a water meter at their Anick 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 Northumbrian Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Anick home.

Unmetered Customers in Anick

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Anick 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 Anick home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Anick is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Anick 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Anick may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Anick?

The average water bill Anick residents are being charged is £14.83 each month, that's £178 a year.

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How do I pay my Anick water bill?

You will first need to register with Northumbrian Water. After you register your details with Northumbrian Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Anick bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for 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 Anick?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Anick NE46, 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.

Anick Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Anick

Is tap water in Anick safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Anick come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Anick:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Anick

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Anick contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Anick.

Anick No Water

If you have no water in your Anick home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Anick.

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

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Northumbrian Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Northumbrian 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.

Anick water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Contact Northumbrian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Northumbrian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Anick taste strange?

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Northumbrian Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Anick NE46

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The speed of your internet connection at your Anick home is dependant upon several factors such as:

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

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Anick with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Anick Average Download Speed Anick Average Upload Speed
47.40 Mbps 11.60 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Anick. 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 households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Anick?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Anick.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Anick is what's available. Most homes in Anick can take advantage of 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 will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Anick?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Anick
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Anick homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Anick.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Anick.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Anick broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Anick. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Anick. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Anick Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Anick also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Anick home is going to be important.

Anick broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Anick broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Anick.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Anick?

The average internet speed in Anick is:

Anick Average Download Speed Anick Average Upload Speed
47.40 Mbps 11.60 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 - 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 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 Anick, 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 Anick property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

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

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel 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 landline area code in Anick

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Anick is 01806. When making a call to someone in Anick, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Anick call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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 Anick

Residents of Anick can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

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 Anick home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Anick distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Anick right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Anick

The electricity distribution network operator for Anick 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 Anick

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

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%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned 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 sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Anick

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Anick, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Anick.

Closest five municipalities to Anick
Municipality Distance from Anick
Hexham -
Aydon 3.93 miles
Dilston 3.93 miles