Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Brigg

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

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About Brigg, Lincolnshire

Brigg DN20 has a population of 6,787 and is located in the county of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire has a population of 756,920 people.

Who supplies my water in Brigg?

Brigg water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Brigg

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Brigg water account.

Anglian Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal 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

Yorkshire Water phone numbers

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

Yorkshire Water contact number Yorkshire Water Emergency contact number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water

You can also get in touch with Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water website.

Anglian Water

If you prefer to send 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

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

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]

Yorkshire Water

If you prefer to send a letter to Yorkshire Water can do so by writing to the Yorkshire Water address below:

Yorkshire Water Address
Western House, Halifax Road
Bradford
BD6 2SZ
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Price of water in Brigg

Water bill in Brigg

Water rates in Brigg are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Brigg water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Brigg water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Brigg

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

Unmetered Customers in Brigg

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Brigg home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Brigg home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Brigg is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Brigg 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Brigg may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Brigg?

The average water bill Brigg residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Per Year
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Yorkshire Water £15.50 £186

How do I pay my Brigg water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Brigg bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Brigg?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Brigg DN20, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Yorkshire 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.

Brigg Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Brigg

Is water from the tap in Brigg safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Brigg come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Brigg:

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

Is the water hard in Brigg

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 Brigg is more than 276ppm, this means the water in Brigg is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Brigg contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. very hard 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 the taste of your tap water may be affected.

Selectra recommends

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

  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.

Brigg No Water

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

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Brigg water leak or flooding

Brigg water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Brigg home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Brigg property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Brigg taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Brigg water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Brigg water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Brigg water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

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Broadband Speed in Brigg DN20

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Brigg 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?

Brigg Average Download Speed Brigg Average Upload Speed
66.47 Mbps 12.47 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Brigg. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection available.

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

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 can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Brigg.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Brigg is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Brigg should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Brigg?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Brigg
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Brigg homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Brigg.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Brigg.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Brigg broadband cost

Brigg broadband bill

You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Brigg. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Brigg. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Brigg Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Brigg also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Brigg home is something to think about.

Brigg broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Brigg broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Brigg.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Brigg have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Brigg?

The average internet speed in Brigg is:

Brigg Average Download Speed Brigg Average Upload Speed
66.47 Mbps 12.47 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Brigg, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Brigg property. 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?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Brigg.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the landline area code in Brigg

Corded telephone area code Brigg

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Brigg is 01652. If you're calling somebody in Brigg, and you are in a different area, you must add 01652 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01652 Brigg call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Brigg

Residents in Brigg are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained 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 supplies your Brigg home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Brigg distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Brigg 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 responsible for Brigg

The electricity distribution network operator for Brigg 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 [email protected]
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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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

Power Generation near Brigg

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, 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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, 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 Brigg

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Brigg, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Brigg.

Closest five municipalities to Brigg
Municipality Distance from Brigg
Hibaldstow -
Scawby -
Grasby 0.9 miles
Barnetby 0.9 miles