Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bleadon

If you've moved and have questions about Bleadon? Our utilities guide to Bleadon will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bleadon water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bleadon.

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About Bleadon, Somerset

Bleadon BS24 has a population of 900 and is located in the county of Somerset. Somerset has a population of 560,631 people.

Who supplies my water in Bleadon?

Bleadon water services are provided by Bristol Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Bristol Water:

How to reach your water provider in Bleadon

Calling a phone number for Bristol Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Bleadon water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Bristol Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Bristol Water contact number Bristol Water Emergency contact number
0345 600 3600 0345 702 3797
8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm Sat, Bank holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Bristol Water

You can also write to Bristol Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Bristol Water website.

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

Bristol Water Address
Customer Services, BWBSL, 1 Clevedon Walk
Bristol
BS48 1WA

If you would like to email Bristol Water, you should use the following email address:

Bristol Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in Bleadon

Water bill in Bleadon

Water rates in Bleadon depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Bleadon water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Bleadon water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Bleadon

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Bleadon 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 Bristol Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Bleadon home.

Unmetered Customers in Bleadon

Customers who don't have a meter at their Bleadon home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Bleadon home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Bleadon is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Bleadon 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Bleadon may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Bleadon?

The average water bill Bleadon residents are charged is £16.83 monthly, which works out at £202 annually.

How do I pay my Bleadon water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Bristol Water. After you've registered with Bristol 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 Bleadon bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Bristol 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 Bleadon?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bleadon BS24, your water supplier is Bristol 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.

Bleadon Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Bleadon have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bleadon

Is water from the tap in Bleadon safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Bleadon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bleadon:

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

Is the water hard in Bleadon

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 Bleadon is higher than 201ppm, this means the water in Bleadon is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Bleadon contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. 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.

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

  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.

Bleadon No Water

If you have no water in your Bleadon 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 Bleadon.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Bristol Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Bristol Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Bristol Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Bleadon water leak or flooding

Bleadon water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Bleadon 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 Bleadon property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

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

Why does the water in Bleadon taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Bleadon 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 affect it by infusing your Bleadon water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Bleadon water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Bristol Water using the contact information above.

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Internet in Bleadon BS24

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The broadband speed you get at your Bleadon home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

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

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

Bleadon Average Download Speed Bleadon Average Upload Speed
51.75 Mbps 12.55 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Bleadon. 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 this type of connection is the only one available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Bleadon?

In 2022, the internet is about 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 listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Bleadon.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Bleadon is the availability. Most homes in Bleadon should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Bleadon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Bleadon
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Bleadon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Bleadon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Bleadon.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Bleadon broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Bleadon. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Bleadon. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Bleadon Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Bleadon 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 playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Bleadon home is something to think about.

Bleadon broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Bleadon internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Bleadon.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Bleadon have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Bleadon?

The average internet speed in Bleadon is:

Bleadon Average Download Speed Bleadon Average Upload Speed
51.75 Mbps 12.55 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Bleadon, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Bleadon home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Bleadon.

Usual Internet habits Recommended 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 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to 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.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Bleadon

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

How much does an 01806 Bleadon call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should 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 uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Bleadon

Residents in Bleadon are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Bleadon home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Bleadon distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Bleadon right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Bleadon

The electricity distribution network operator for Bleadon is Western Power Distribution - South West. You can find the Western Power Distribution - South West contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - South West Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 6783 105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Lostwithiel Road
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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

Power Generation near Bleadon

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources 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 Bleadon

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Bleadon, we've found the closest five municipalities to Bleadon.