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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Asheldham

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

About Asheldham, Essex

Asheldham CM0 has a population of 142 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Asheldham?

Asheldham water services are provided by Anglian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Asheldham

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Asheldham water issues.

Anglian Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water phone number Anglian Water Emergency phone 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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Essex & Suffolk Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Essex & Suffolk Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Essex & Suffolk Water phone number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency phone number
0345 782 0111 0800 526 337
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am to 1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water

You can also write to Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Anglian Water

If you prefer to send 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

If you want to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

If you prefer to send a letter to Essex & Suffolk Water can do so by writing to the Essex & Suffolk Water address below:

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

If you want to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you can use the email address below:

Essex & Suffolk Water Email Address
webcustaccs@eswater.co.uk

Price of water in Asheldham

Water bill in Asheldham

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

Metered Customers in Asheldham

Customers that have a water meter at their Asheldham 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 or Essex & Suffolk Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Asheldham home.

Unmetered Customers in Asheldham

Customers without a meter at their Asheldham home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Asheldham home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Asheldham is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Asheldham water rates will 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 Asheldham could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Asheldham?

The average water bill Asheldham residents are being charged can differ between suppliers in your area. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Asheldham water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you register your details with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options 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 Asheldham bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Asheldham?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Asheldham CM0, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk 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.

Asheldham Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Asheldham

Is tap water in Asheldham safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Asheldham come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Asheldham:

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

Is the water hard in Asheldham

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 Asheldham is more than 201ppm, this means the water in Asheldham is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Asheldham contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Asheldham.

  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.

Asheldham No Water

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

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

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Asheldham water leak or flooding

Asheldham water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Asheldham home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Asheldham property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Asheldham taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Asheldham 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 Asheldham 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 Asheldham water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Asheldham CM0

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The speed of your internet connection at your Asheldham home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average connection speed for Asheldham with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Asheldham Average Download Speed Asheldham Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Asheldham. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Asheldham?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Asheldham.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Asheldham is the availability. Whilst many homes in Asheldham should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Asheldham?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Asheldham
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Asheldham homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Asheldham.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Asheldham.
    • 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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Asheldham broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Asheldham. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Asheldham. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Asheldham Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Asheldham must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Asheldham home is going to be important.

Asheldham broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Asheldham internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Asheldham.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Asheldham have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Asheldham?

The average speed of broadband in Asheldham is:

Asheldham Average Download Speed Asheldham Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 boxes on your street in Asheldham, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Asheldham property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Asheldham.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Asheldham

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Asheldham is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Asheldham, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Asheldham call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Asheldham

Residents in Asheldham can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Asheldham home to the gas network and electricity grid.

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

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Asheldham

The electricity distribution network operator for Asheldham is UK Power Networks - Eastern England. You can find the UK Power Networks - Eastern England contact details in the table below:

UK Power Networks - Eastern England Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 028 4587
Emergencies 0800 316 3105
Email care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
Website https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/
Address 237 Southwark Bridge Road
London

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 Asheldham

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

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 percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Asheldham

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Asheldham, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Asheldham.

Closest five municipalities to Asheldham
Municipality Distance from Asheldham
Dengie -
Tillingham -
Bradwell -
Southminster -
Maldon 7.07 miles