A Complete Guide to Utilities in Bardon Mill
If you just moved and have some questions about Bardon Mill? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Bardon Mill will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bardon Mill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bardon Mill.
About Bardon Mill, Northumberland
Bardon Mill NE47 has a population of 452 and is located in the county of Northumberland. Northumberland has a population of 319,010 people.
Who supplies my water in Bardon Mill?
How to get in touch with the water supplier in Bardon Mill
Calling a phone number for Northumbrian Water is one of many options to talk about your Bardon Mill water problems.
Below, you can find the principal phone 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|
Moving to Bardon Mill?
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Write to Northumbrian Water
You can also get in touch with Northumbrian Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through 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
If you would like to email Northumbrian Water, you can use the email address below:
|Northumbrian Water Email Address|
Water rates in Bardon Mill
Water rates in Bardon Mill will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Bardon Mill water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Bardon Mill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Bardon Mill
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Bardon Mill house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Northumbrian Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Bardon Mill home.
Unmetered Customers in Bardon Mill
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Bardon Mill 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 Bardon Mill home.
The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Bardon Mill is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Bardon Mill water prices were 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 you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Bardon Mill might work out cheaper.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.
How much is the average water bill in Bardon Mill?
The average water bill Bardon Mill residents are being charged is £14.83 per month, which is £178 a year.
Expensive Bardon Mill water bills?
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How do I pay my Bardon Mill water bill?
First of all, you will 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
It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Bardon Mill bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Northumbrian 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 Bardon Mill?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bardon Mill NE47, 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.
Bardon Mill Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Bardon Mill have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bardon Mill
Is water from the tap in Bardon Mill safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Bardon Mill. You can rest assured that Bardon Mill water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Bardon Mill 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 Bardon Mill water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Bardon Mill come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Bardon Mill:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Bardon Mill
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 Bardon Mill is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Bardon Mill is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Bardon Mill contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.
You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Bardon Mill.
Bardon Mill No Water
If you have no water in your Bardon Mill home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Bardon Mill.
If there is no water at your Bardon Mill home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Bardon Mill.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Northumbrian Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Northumbrian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Northumbrian Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Bardon Mill water leak or flooding
Bardon Mill water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Bardon Mill 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 Bardon Mill property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Contact Northumbrian Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Northumbrian Water website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Bardon Mill taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Bardon Mill water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can impermeate the Bardon Mill water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Bardon Mill water.
If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Northumbrian Water on the contact details above.
Internet in Bardon Mill NE47
The speed of your internet connection at your Bardon Mill home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Where you've placed your router
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Which provider you have
Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Bardon Mill with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Bardon Mill Average Download Speed||Bardon Mill Average Upload Speed|
|47.40 Mbps||11.60 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Bardon Mill?
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Bardon Mill. 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 homes in the UK.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.
What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Bardon Mill?
It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Bardon Mill.
The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Bardon Mill is what's available. Whilst many homes in Bardon Mill should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.
Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Bardon Mill?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Bardon Mill
- Fibre broadband is split into two categories, 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 internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Bardon Mill homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Bardon Mill.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Bardon Mill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Bardon Mill broadband price
You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Bardon Mill. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Bardon Mill. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Bardon Mill Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Bardon Mill also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.
Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Bardon Mill home will be an important thing to consider.
Bardon Mill broadband customer service
Finally, the customer support of your Bardon Mill broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need 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 is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Bardon Mill.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Bardon Mill have about their internet connection.
Is the internet fast in Bardon Mill?
The average speed of broadband in Bardon Mill is:
|Bardon Mill Average Download Speed||Bardon Mill 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 - 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Bardon Mill, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Bardon Mill home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .
What speed internet is best for me?
It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table to find out which speed you should take when getting connected in Bardon Mill.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|5 devices or more||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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the telephone dialling code of Bardon Mill
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Bardon Mill is 01806. If you call someone in Bardon Mill, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Bardon Mill call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the 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 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 Supply in Bardon Mill
Residents in Bardon Mill are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, 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, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Bardon Mill home to the gas and electricity networks.
More often than not you won't need to speak to the Bardon Mill distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Bardon Mill in this section.
You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Bardon Mill
The electricity distribution network operator for Bardon Mill 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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 Bardon Mill
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Bardon Mill.
In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Bardon Mill
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Bardon Mill, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Bardon Mill.