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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bomarsund

If you've moved and have questions about Bomarsund? Our complete guide to utilities in Bomarsund is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bomarsund water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bomarsund.

About Bomarsund, Northumberland

Bomarsund NE62 is located in the county of Northumberland. Northumberland has a population of 319,010 people.

Who supplies my water in Bomarsund?

Bomarsund water utilities are supplied by Northumbrian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Northumbrian Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Bomarsund

Calling a phone number for Northumbrian Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Bomarsund water issues.

In the table below you will find the contact 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
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Write to Northumbrian Water

You can also write to Northumbrian Water, by composing 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

Customers that would rather email Northumbrian Water, you must use the following email address:

Northumbrian Water Email Address
care@nwl.co.uk

Cost of water in Bomarsund

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Water rates in Bomarsund are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Bomarsund water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Bomarsund water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Bomarsund

Customers that have a water meter at their Bomarsund home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Northumbrian Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Bomarsund home.

Unmetered Customers in Bomarsund

Customers who don't have a meter at their Bomarsund 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 Bomarsund home.

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

The average water bill Bomarsund residents are charged is £14.83 per month, which is £178 a year.

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How do I pay my Bomarsund water bill?

You will first need to register with Northumbrian Water. Once you've registered an account 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 Bomarsund bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Bomarsund?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bomarsund NE62, 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.

Bomarsund Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bomarsund

Is the tap water in Bomarsund safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Bomarsund come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bomarsund:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Bomarsund

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 Bomarsund is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Bomarsund is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Bomarsund contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Bomarsund.

Bomarsund No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Bomarsund home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Bomarsund.

If there is no water at your Bomarsund home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Bomarsund.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Northumbrian Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Northumbrian 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.

Bomarsund water leak or flooding

Bomarsund water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Bomarsund 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 Bomarsund property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call 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 Bomarsund taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Bomarsund water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Bomarsund water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Bomarsund water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Northumbrian Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Bomarsund NE62

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Bomarsund home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Bomarsund with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Bomarsund Average Download Speed Bomarsund Average Upload Speed
38.20 Mbps 10.00 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Bomarsund. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one that's available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Bomarsund?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Bomarsund.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Bomarsund is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Bomarsund can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Bomarsund?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Bomarsund
    • We can split fibre connections 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 connection comes with downloads 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 Bomarsund homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Bomarsund.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Bomarsund.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Bomarsund broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Bomarsund. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Bomarsund. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Bomarsund Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Bomarsund also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Bomarsund home is going to be important.

Bomarsund broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Bomarsund internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Bomarsund.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Bomarsund?

The average internet speed in Bomarsund is:

Bomarsund Average Download Speed Bomarsund Average Upload Speed
38.20 Mbps 10.00 Mbps

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

To put it 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 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Bomarsund, from which it is connected to your property 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 Bomarsund property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should choose when getting connected in Bomarsund.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your 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 Bomarsund

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Bomarsund is 01806. If you call someone in Bomarsund, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Bomarsund call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to 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 a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Bomarsund

Residents of Bomarsund are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Bomarsund home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Bomarsund distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Bomarsund right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Bomarsund

The electricity distribution network operator for Bomarsund 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

There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Bomarsund

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

Fossil Fuels

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

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. 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, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Bomarsund

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Bomarsund, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Bomarsund.

Closest five municipalities to Bomarsund
Municipality Distance from Bomarsund
Morpeth 1.7 miles
Mitford 1.7 miles
Ashington 1.73 miles
Bedlington 2.04 miles
Hartford Bridge 2.04 miles