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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Broomhaugh

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

About Broomhaugh, Northumberland

Broomhaugh NE44 has a population of 966 and is located in the county of Northumberland. Northumberland has a population of 319,010 people.

Who supplies my water in Broomhaugh?

Broomhaugh water services are supplied by Northumbrian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Northumbrian Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Broomhaugh

Ringing a contact number for Northumbrian Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Broomhaugh water issues.

In the table below you will find the phone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Northumbrian Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Northumbrian Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 should use the following email address:

Northumbrian Water Email Address
care@nwl.co.uk

Water rates in Broomhaugh

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

Metered Customers in Broomhaugh

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Broomhaugh 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Broomhaugh home.

Unmetered Customers in Broomhaugh

Customers without a meter at their Broomhaugh home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Broomhaugh home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Broomhaugh is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Broomhaugh water rates would have been 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, installing a water meter at your Broomhaugh 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 Broomhaugh?

The average water bill Broomhaugh residents are billed is £14.83 per month, which is £178 annually.

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How do I pay my Broomhaugh water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Northumbrian Water. After you register your details 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Broomhaugh bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Northumbrian Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Broomhaugh?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Broomhaugh NE44, 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.

Broomhaugh Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Broomhaugh

Is tap water in Broomhaugh safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Broomhaugh. You can rest assured that Broomhaugh water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Broomhaugh water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, that means your tap water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Broomhaugh water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Broomhaugh come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Broomhaugh:

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

How hard is the water in Broomhaugh

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 Broomhaugh is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Broomhaugh is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Broomhaugh contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. 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 Broomhaugh.

Broomhaugh No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Broomhaugh home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Broomhaugh.

If there is no water at your Broomhaugh home, is the problem 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 Broomhaugh.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Northumbrian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Northumbrian Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Broomhaugh water leak or flooding

Broomhaugh water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Broomhaugh home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Broomhaugh property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Northumbrian Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Northumbrian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Broomhaugh taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Broomhaugh water this could be because of 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 Broomhaugh water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Broomhaugh water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Northumbrian Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Broomhaugh NE44

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The speed of your internet connection at your Broomhaugh home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Broomhaugh with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Broomhaugh Average Download Speed Broomhaugh Average Upload Speed
47.40 Mbps 11.60 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Broomhaugh. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one that's available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Broomhaugh?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Broomhaugh.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Broomhaugh is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Broomhaugh can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Broomhaugh?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Broomhaugh
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Broomhaugh homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Broomhaugh.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Broomhaugh.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Broomhaugh broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Broomhaugh. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Broomhaugh. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Broomhaugh Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Broomhaugh should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Broomhaugh home is going to be important.

Broomhaugh broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Broomhaugh broadband internet is of utmost importance. You might 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 then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Broomhaugh.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Broomhaugh have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Broomhaugh?

The average speed of broadband in Broomhaugh is:

Broomhaugh Average Download Speed Broomhaugh Average Upload Speed
47.40 Mbps 11.60 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Broomhaugh, it's then connected to your house 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 Broomhaugh home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick for a broadband service in Broomhaugh.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Broomhaugh

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Broomhaugh is 01806. When making a call to someone in Broomhaugh, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Broomhaugh call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone 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 Supply in Broomhaugh

Residents of Broomhaugh are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Broomhaugh home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Broomhaugh distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Broomhaugh 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 Broomhaugh

The electricity distribution network operator for Broomhaugh 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Broomhaugh

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

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 tiny amount was generated with 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Broomhaugh

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Broomhaugh, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Broomhaugh.

Closest five municipalities to Broomhaugh
Municipality Distance from Broomhaugh
Painshawfield 2.57 miles
Stocksfield 2.57 miles
Aydon 2.75 miles