A Complete Guide to Utilities in Burchett's Green
Are you moving and want to know more about Burchett's Green? Our utilities guide to Burchett's Green is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Burchett's Green water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Burchett's Green.
About Burchett's Green, Berkshire
Burchett's Green SL6 has a population of 306 and is located in the county of Berkshire. Berkshire has a population of 915,157 people.
Who supplies my water in Burchett's Green?
How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Burchett's Green
Ringing a contact number for Affinity Water, South East Water or Southern Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Burchett's Green water issues.
Affinity Water telephone numbers
In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Affinity Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Affinity Water phone number||Affinity Water Emergency phone number|
|0345 357 2401||0345 357 2407|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
South East Water telephone numbers
In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for South East Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|South East Water phone number||South East Water Emergency phone number|
|0333 000 0001||0333 000 0365|
|Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
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Southern Water telephone numbers
In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Southern Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Southern Water phone number||Southern Water Emergency phone number|
|0330 303 0277||0800 820 999|
|Mon to Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-2:30pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Thames Water telephone numbers
In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Thames Water phone number||Thames Water Emergency phone number|
|0800 980 8800||0800 714 614|
|Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Ringing a contact number for Affinity Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Burchett's Green water issues.
Write to Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water or Thames Water
Additionally, you can communicate with Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water or Thames Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water or Thames Water website.
If you prefer to write a letter to Affinity Water can do so by writing to the Affinity Water address below:
|Affinity Water Address|
South East Water
If you prefer to write a letter to South East Water can do so by writing to the South East Water address below:
|South East Water Address|
If you prefer to write a letter to Southern Water can do so by writing to the Southern Water address below:
|Southern Water Address|
|PO Box 564
If you would like to email Southern Water, you must use the following email address:
|Southern Water Email Address|
If you prefer to write a letter to Thames Water can do so by writing to the Thames Water address below:
|Thames Water Address|
|Thames Water Customer Services, PO Box 234
If you would like to email Thames Water, you must use the following email address:
|Thames Water Email Address|
Water rates in Burchett's Green
Water rates in Burchett's Green will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Burchett's Green water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Burchett's Green water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Burchett's Green
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Burchett's Green property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Burchett's Green home.
Unmetered Customers in Burchett's Green
Customers who don't have a meter at their Burchett's Green home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Burchett's Green home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Burchett's Green will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Burchett's Green water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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 Burchett's Green might work out cheaper.
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 Burchett's Green?
The average water bill Burchett's Green residents are being charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Monthly Water Bill||Average Water Bill Per Year|
|South East Water||£18.42||£221|
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How do I pay my Burchett's Green water bill?
You will first need to register with Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water. After you register your details with Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options 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 Burchett's Green bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.
Can I switch the water supplier in Burchett's Green?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Burchett's Green SL6, your water suppliers are Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water and Thames 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.
Burchett's Green Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Burchett's Green have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Burchett's Green
Is tap water in Burchett's Green safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Burchett's Green. You can rest assured that Burchett's Green water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Burchett's Green 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 Burchett's Green water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Burchett's Green come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Burchett's Green:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Burchett's Green
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 Burchett's Green is over 276ppm, this means the water in Burchett's Green is rated as very hard water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Burchett's Green contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. very hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.
You should add a water softener to the water in Burchett's Green.
- 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.
Burchett's Green No Water
If you have no water in your Burchett's Green home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Burchett's Green.
If there is no water at your Burchett's Green home, do you only have 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 Burchett's Green.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Burchett's Green water leak or flooding
Burchett's Green water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Burchett's Green home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.
If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Burchett's Green property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Ring Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames 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 Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Burchett's Green taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Burchett's Green water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can impermeate the Burchett's Green water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Burchett's Green water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Affinity Water, South East Water, Southern Water, or Thames Water via the contact channels listed above.
Broadband Speed in Burchett's Green SL6
The speed of your internet connection at your Burchett's Green home depends on several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- Distance from the telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average internet speed in Burchett's Green 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?
|Burchett's Green Average Download Speed||Burchett's Green Average Upload Speed|
|88.10 Mbps||22.33 Mbps|
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Burchett's Green. 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's the only type of internet connection available.
Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Burchett's Green?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Burchett's Green.
The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Burchett's Green is what's available. The majority of homes in Burchett's Green should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.
Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Burchett's Green?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Burchett's Green
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband internet 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.
- Available to the majority of Burchett's Green homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Burchett's Green.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Burchett's Green?
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Burchett's Green broadband cost
Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Burchett's Green. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Burchett's Green. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Burchett's Green Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Burchett's Green should also be considered, with many of us 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 watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Burchett's Green home is going to be important.
Burchett's Green broadband technical support
Our final tip, the customer service of your Burchett's Green broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have 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 selecting an internet provider in Burchett's Green.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Burchett's Green have about their internet connection.
Broadband Internet FAQs
Is the internet fast in Burchett's Green?
The average internet speed in Burchett's Green is:
|Burchett's Green Average Download Speed||Burchett's Green Average Upload Speed|
|88.10 Mbps||22.33 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Burchett's Green, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Burchett's Green home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
How fast internet should my internet be?
That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Burchett's Green.
|Frequent internet uses||Recommended Broadband Speed||Maximum of 2 devices|
|Maximum of 2 devices||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Maximum of 5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||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 kinds of radio frequencies that 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 are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the landline area code in Burchett's Green
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Burchett's Green is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Burchett's Green, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Burchett's Green call cost?
If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional 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? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity Supply in Burchett's Green
People living in Burchett's Green are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Burchett's Green home to the gas and electricity networks.
More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Burchett's Green distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Burchett's Green 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 in Burchett's Green
The electricity distribution network operator for Burchett's Green is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England. You can find the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England contact details in the table below:
|Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England Contact Information|
|General Enquiries||0800 048 3516|
|Emergencies||0800 072 7282|
|Address||Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld 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
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Power Generation near Burchett's Green
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Burchett's Green.
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%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.
Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up 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 Burchett's Green
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Burchett's Green, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Burchett's Green.