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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bradwell

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

About Bradwell, Essex

Bradwell CM0 has a population of 863 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Bradwell?

Bradwell water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

How to reach your water providers in Bradwell

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Bradwell water problems.

Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water contact number Anglian Water Emergency contact 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 we have listed the main phone numbers for Essex & Suffolk Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Essex & Suffolk Water contact number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency contact 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Anglian Water

Customer that want to post 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 want to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

Customer that want to post 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
DH1 5FJ
Durham

If you want to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you must use the following email address:

Essex & Suffolk Water Email Address
webcustaccs@eswater.co.uk

Water rates in Bradwell

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

Metered Customers in Bradwell

Customers with a water meter at their Bradwell property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Bradwell home.

Unmetered Customers in Bradwell

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Bradwell home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Bradwell home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Bradwell is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Bradwell water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to 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, installing a water meter at your Bradwell may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Bradwell?

The average water bill Bradwell residents are billed will depend on which water company supplies your home. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Bradwell water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you've registered with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Bradwell bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Bradwell?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bradwell CM0, 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.

Bradwell Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Bradwell have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bradwell

Is tap water in Bradwell safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Bradwell come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bradwell:

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

How hard is the water in Bradwell

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 Bradwell is higher than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Bradwell is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Bradwell contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. hard water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Bradwell.

  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.

Bradwell No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Bradwell home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Bradwell.

If there is no water at your Bradwell home, do you only have 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 Bradwell.

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:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Bradwell water leak or flooding

Bradwell water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Bradwell home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Bradwell property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. 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 Bradwell taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Bradwell 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 infuse the Bradwell water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Bradwell water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Bradwell CM0

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The broadband speed you get at your Bradwell home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Bradwell with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Bradwell Average Download Speed Bradwell Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Bradwell. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Bradwell?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Bradwell.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Bradwell is what's available. The majority of homes in Bradwell can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Bradwell?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Bradwell
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Bradwell homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Bradwell.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Bradwell.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Bradwell broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Bradwell. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Bradwell. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Bradwell Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Bradwell also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Bradwell home will be an important thing to consider.

Bradwell broadband customer support

Finally, the technical support for your Bradwell broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Bradwell.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Bradwell ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Bradwell?

The average speed of broadband in Bradwell is:

Bradwell Average Download Speed Bradwell Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get 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 Bradwell, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Bradwell home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a rough guide to which speed you should pick when getting connected in Bradwell.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Bradwell

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Bradwell is 01376. If you call someone in Bradwell, and you are in a different area, you should add 01376 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01376 Bradwell call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Bradwell

People living in Bradwell can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied 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 Bradwell home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Bradwell distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Bradwell 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 in Bradwell

The electricity distribution network operator for Bradwell 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
Email care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
Website https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/
Address 237 Southwark Bridge Road
London

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 Bradwell

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Close By Bradwell

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Bradwell, we've found the five closest municipalities to Bradwell.

Closest five municipalities to Bradwell
Municipality Distance from Bradwell
Dengie -
Asheldham -
Tillingham -
Southminster -
Maldon 7.07 miles