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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Calcot Row

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

About Calcot Row, Berkshire

Calcot Row RG31 has a population of 9,093 and is located in the county of Berkshire. Berkshire has a population of 915,157 people.

Who supplies my water in Calcot Row?

Calcot Row water services are supplied by Thames Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Thames Water:

How to reach your water provider in Calcot Row

Calling a phone number for Thames Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Calcot Row water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Thames Water contact number Thames Water Emergency contact number
0800 980 8800 0800 714 614
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to Thames Water

You can also write to Thames Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Thames Water website.

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
Swindon
SN38 3TW

If you want to email Thames Water, you should use the following email address:

Thames Water Email Address
customer.feedback@thameswater.co.uk

Price of water in Calcot Row

Water bill in Calcot Row

Water rates in Calcot Row depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Calcot Row water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Calcot Row water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Calcot Row

Customers with a water meter at their Calcot Row home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Thames Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Calcot Row home.

Unmetered Customers in Calcot Row

Customers without a meter at their Calcot Row home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Calcot Row home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Calcot Row is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Calcot Row 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 you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Calcot Row could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Calcot Row?

The average water bill Calcot Row residents are charged is £19.33 per month, which is £232 a year.

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How do I pay my Calcot Row water bill?

You will first need to register with Thames Water. After you've registered with 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 Calcot Row 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 Thames 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 Calcot Row?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Calcot Row RG31, your water supplier is 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.

Calcot Row Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Calcot Row

Is the tap water in Calcot Row safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Calcot Row come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Calcot Row:

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

Is the water hard in Calcot Row

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 Calcot Row is over 276ppm, that makes the water hardness in Calcot Row is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Calcot Row 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. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Calcot Row.

  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.

Calcot Row No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Calcot Row home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Calcot Row.

If there is no water at your Calcot Row home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Calcot Row.

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Thames Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Thames 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Calcot Row water leak or flooding

Calcot Row water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Calcot Row 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 Calcot Row property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Thames Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Thames Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Calcot Row taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Calcot Row 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 impermeate the Calcot Row water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Calcot Row water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Thames Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Calcot Row RG31

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The broadband speed you get at your Calcot Row home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average internet speed in Calcot Row 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?

Calcot Row Average Download Speed Calcot Row Average Upload Speed
74.40 Mbps 16.60 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Calcot Row. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Calcot Row?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Calcot Row.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Calcot Row is the availability. Most homes in Calcot Row should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Calcot Row?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Calcot Row
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Calcot Row homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Calcot Row.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Calcot Row.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Calcot Row broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Calcot Row. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal 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 Calcot Row. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Calcot Row Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Calcot Row should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Calcot Row home is something to think about.

Calcot Row broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Calcot Row internet connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Calcot Row.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Calcot Row ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Calcot Row?

The average speed of broadband in Calcot Row is:

Calcot Row Average Download Speed Calcot Row Average Upload Speed
74.40 Mbps 16.60 Mbps

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

In simple terms, 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 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Calcot Row, 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 Calcot Row home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Calcot Row.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download 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 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Calcot Row

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Calcot Row is 01806. If you call someone in Calcot Row, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Calcot Row call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Calcot Row

Residents of Calcot Row are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Calcot Row home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Calcot Row distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Calcot Row below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Calcot Row

The electricity distribution network operator for Calcot Row 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
Email GE@ssen.co.uk
Website https://www.ssen.co.uk/
Address Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Perth

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 Calcot Row

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (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, 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

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Calcot Row

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Calcot Row, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Calcot Row.

Closest five municipalities to Calcot Row
Municipality Distance from Calcot Row
Goring 0.33 miles
Purley-on-Thames 1.43 miles
Tilehurst 1.43 miles
Southcote 1.43 miles