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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bradley

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

About Bradley, Lincolnshire

Bradley DN37 has a population of 198 and is located in the county of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire has a population of 756,920 people.

Who supplies my water in Bradley?

Bradley water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Bradley

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Bradley water account.

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

Anglian Water telephone number Anglian Water Emergency telephone 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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Write to Anglian Water

You can also get in touch with Anglian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Anglian 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
Lancing
BN11 9AL

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

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Price of water in Bradley

Water bill in Bradley

Water rates in Bradley will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Bradley water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Bradley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Bradley

Customers with a water meter at their Bradley 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Bradley home.

Unmetered Customers in Bradley

Customers without a meter at their Bradley home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Bradley home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Bradley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Bradley 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 Bradley might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Bradley?

The average water bill Bradley residents are being charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Bradley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water. After you register your details with Anglian Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Bradley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Anglian Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Bradley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bradley DN37, your water supplier is Anglian 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.

Bradley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bradley

Is tap water in Bradley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Bradley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bradley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Bradley

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 rating for water hardness in Bradley is below 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Bradley is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Bradley over. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

Selectra recommends

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

  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.

Bradley No Water

If you have no water in your Bradley 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 Bradley.

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

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Bradley water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Anglian Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Bradley taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Bradley 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 affect it by infusing your Bradley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Bradley water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Bradley DN37

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The speed of your internet connection at your Bradley home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Bradley with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Bradley Average Download Speed Bradley Average Upload Speed
80.68 Mbps 12.53 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Bradley. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Bradley?

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 could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've covered four main points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Bradley.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Bradley is what's available. Whilst many homes in Bradley can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Bradley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Bradley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called '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.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Bradley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Bradley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Bradley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Bradley broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Bradley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Bradley. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Bradley Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Bradley also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Bradley home is something to think about.

Bradley broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Bradley broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Bradley.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Bradley ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Bradley?

The average broadband speed in Bradley is:

Bradley Average Download Speed Bradley Average Upload Speed
80.68 Mbps 12.53 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Bradley, 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 Bradley house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Bradley.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above plus 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 signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Bradley

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Bradley is 01472. If you call someone in Bradley, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01472 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01472 Bradley call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Bradley

Residents in Bradley can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Bradley home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Bradley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Bradley in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Bradley

The electricity distribution network operator for Bradley is Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire. You can find the Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 375 675
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 Bradley

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

Fossil Fuels

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 amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Bradley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Bradley, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Bradley.