A Complete Guide to Utilities in Badgers Dene
If you just moved and have some questions about Badgers Dene? Our utilities guide to Badgers Dene is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Badgers Dene water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Badgers Dene.
About Badgers Dene, Essex
Badgers Dene RM17 is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.
Who supplies my water in Badgers Dene?
How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Badgers Dene
Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many options to deal with your Badgers Dene water issues.
Anglian Water phone numbers
In the table below you will find the phone 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 phone numbers
In the table below you will find the phone 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, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.
If you prefer to write a letter to Anglian Water can do so by writing to the Anglian Water address below:
|Anglian Water Address|
|PO Box 4994
If you want to email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
Essex & Suffolk Water
If you prefer to write 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
If you want to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you should use the following email address:
|Essex & Suffolk Water Email Address|
Cost of water in Badgers Dene
Water rates in Badgers Dene depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Badgers Dene water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Badgers Dene water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Badgers Dene
Customers with a water meter at their Badgers Dene property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Badgers Dene home.
Unmetered Customers in Badgers Dene
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Badgers Dene home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Badgers Dene home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Badgers Dene is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Badgers Dene water rates will have been 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Badgers Dene may save you money.
Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Badgers Dene?
The average water bill Badgers Dene residents are charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Monthly Water Bill||Average Water Bill Per Year|
|Essex & Suffolk Water||£20.50||£246|
Expensive Badgers Dene water bills?
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How do I pay my Badgers Dene water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Once you've registered an account 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 Badgers Dene bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer 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 Badgers Dene?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Badgers Dene RM17, 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.
Badgers Dene Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Badgers Dene have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Badgers Dene
Is tap water in Badgers Dene safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Badgers Dene. You can rest assured that Badgers Dene water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Badgers Dene 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 Badgers Dene water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Badgers Dene come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Badgers Dene:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Badgers Dene
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 Badgers Dene is over 276ppm, that means the water hardness in Badgers Dene is rated as very hard water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Badgers Dene contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. very hard 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.
You should add a water softener to the water in Badgers Dene.
- Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
- 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.
- Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.
Badgers Dene No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Badgers Dene 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 Badgers Dene.
If there is no water at your Badgers Dene 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 Badgers Dene.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Badgers Dene water leak or flooding
Badgers Dene water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Badgers Dene 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 Badgers Dene property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Call Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Badgers Dene taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Badgers Dene water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Badgers Dene water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Badgers Dene water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water via the contact channels listed above.
Internet in Badgers Dene RM17
The speed of your broadband connection at your Badgers Dene home depends on several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Badgers Dene with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Badgers Dene Average Download Speed||Badgers Dene Average Upload Speed|
|84.30 Mbps||16.10 Mbps|
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Badgers Dene. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection available.
Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Badgers Dene?
It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Badgers Dene.
The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Badgers Dene is the availability. Whilst many homes in Badgers Dene should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.
However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Badgers Dene?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Badgers Dene
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of Badgers Dene homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Badgers Dene.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Badgers Dene?
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Badgers Dene broadband cost
Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Badgers Dene. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a broadband connection in Badgers Dene. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Badgers Dene Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Badgers Dene also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.
When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Badgers Dene home is going to be important.
Badgers Dene broadband technical support
Finally, the customer service of your Badgers Dene internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Badgers Dene.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Badgers Dene ask about their broadband.
Broadband Internet FAQs
What's the average broadband speed in Badgers Dene?
The average internet speed in Badgers Dene is:
|Badgers Dene Average Download Speed||Badgers Dene Average Upload Speed|
|84.30 Mbps||16.10 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
Put simply, this means the kind of broadband 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 is fibre broadband that is 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 Badgers Dene, from there it's connected to your home 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 Badgers Dene house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
What speed internet is best for me?
That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Badgers Dene.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband Download 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 the above, plus 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels 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 telephone area code for Badgers Dene
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Badgers Dene is 01806. When making a call to someone in Badgers Dene, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Badgers Dene call cost?
If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call will probably 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 an additional call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity in Badgers Dene
People living in Badgers Dene are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Badgers Dene home to the gas network and electricity grid.
Most of the time you won't need to contact the Badgers Dene distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Badgers Dene 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 for Badgers Dene
The electricity distribution network operator for Badgers Dene 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|
|Address||237 Southwark Bridge Road
There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Badgers Dene
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Badgers Dene.
In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Near Badgers Dene
You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Badgers Dene, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Badgers Dene.