Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bulphan
Are you moving and want to know more about Bulphan? Our utilities guide to Bulphan will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bulphan water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bulphan.
About Bulphan, Essex
Bulphan RM14 has a population of 1,032 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.
Who supplies my water in Bulphan?
How to reach your water providers in Bulphan
Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Bulphan water account.
Anglian Water contact numbers
In the table below we have listed the main contact 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|
Moving to Bulphan?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Essex & Suffolk Water contact numbers
In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Essex & Suffolk Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Essex & Suffolk Water telephone number||Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency telephone 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
You can also write to Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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
If you would like to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
Essex & Suffolk Water
If you prefer to write 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
If you would like to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you must use the following email address:
|Essex & Suffolk Water Email Address|
Water rates in Bulphan
Water rates in Bulphan will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Bulphan water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Bulphan water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Bulphan
Customers that have a water meter at their Bulphan 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 or Essex & Suffolk Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Bulphan home.
Unmetered Customers in Bulphan
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Bulphan home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Bulphan home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Bulphan will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Bulphan water rates will 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?
It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Bulphan might work out cheaper.
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 Bulphan?
The average water bill Bulphan residents are charged varies between water suppliers. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Monthly Water Bill||Average Water Bill Per Year|
|Essex & Suffolk Water||£20.50||£246|
Expensive Bulphan water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Bulphan water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Bulphan bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Bulphan?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bulphan RM14, 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.
Bulphan Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Bulphan have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bulphan
Is water from the tap in Bulphan safe to drink?
Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Bulphan. You can rest assured that Bulphan water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Bulphan 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 Bulphan water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Bulphan come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Bulphan:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Bulphan
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 Bulphan is over 276ppm, this means the water in Bulphan is rated as very hard water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Bulphan contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. very 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. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.
We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Bulphan.
- Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
- 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.
- Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.
Bulphan No Water
If you have no water in your Bulphan home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Bulphan.
If there is no water at your Bulphan 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 Bulphan.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:
- 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.
- Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Bulphan water leak or flooding
Bulphan water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Bulphan home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.
If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Bulphan property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Ring Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Bulphan taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Bulphan water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Bulphan water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Bulphan water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water via the contact channels listed above.
Broadband in Bulphan RM14
The speed of your broadband connection at your Bulphan home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- 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 if it matches the average broadband speed for Bulphan with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Bulphan Average Download Speed||Bulphan Average Upload Speed|
|74.28 Mbps||15.08 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Bulphan?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Bulphan. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection available.
What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Bulphan?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've covered four main points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Bulphan.
The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Bulphan is what's available. The majority of homes in Bulphan can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.
That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Bulphan?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Bulphan
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Bulphan homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Bulphan.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Bulphan?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Bulphan broadband cost
Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Bulphan. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Bulphan. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.
Bulphan Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Bulphan also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.
The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Bulphan home is something to think about.
Bulphan broadband customer service
Lastly, the technical support for your Bulphan internet connection is of utmost importance. 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 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 Bulphan.
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Bulphan have about broadband internet.
How fast is the broadband in Bulphan?
The average speed of broadband in Bulphan is:
|Bulphan Average Download Speed||Bulphan Average Upload Speed|
|74.28 Mbps||15.08 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
- Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Bulphan, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Bulphan home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .
How fast internet should my internet be?
It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Bulphan.
|Main internet uses||Recommended Broadband Download Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Maximum of 5 devices||AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|More than 5 devices||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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses 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 are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the telephone area code for Bulphan
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Bulphan is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Bulphan, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Bulphan call cost?
If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Bulphan
Residents in Bulphan can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Bulphan home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Bulphan distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Bulphan in this section.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Bulphan
The electricity distribution network operator for Bulphan 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|
|Address||237 Southwark Bridge Road
There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Bulphan?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Bulphan
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Bulphan.
In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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 currently being built.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up 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.
Municipalities Near Bulphan
You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Bulphan, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Bulphan.