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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Chadwell St Mary

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

About Chadwell St Mary, Essex

Chadwell St Mary RM16 has a population of 9,864 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Chadwell St Mary?

Chadwell St Mary water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Chadwell St Mary

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many options to talk about your Chadwell St Mary water account.

Anglian Water phone numbers

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

Anglian Water phone number Anglian Water Emergency phone 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
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Essex & Suffolk Water phone numbers

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

Essex & Suffolk Water phone number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency phone 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 get in touch with 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.

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

If you would like to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

If you prefer to send 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
DH1 5FJ
Durham

If you would like to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you can use the email address below:

Essex & Suffolk Water Email Address
webcustaccs@eswater.co.uk

Cost of water in Chadwell St Mary

Water bill in Chadwell St Mary

Water rates in Chadwell St Mary depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Chadwell St Mary water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Chadwell St Mary water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Chadwell St Mary

Customers that have a water meter at their Chadwell St Mary 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 Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Chadwell St Mary home.

Unmetered Customers in Chadwell St Mary

Customers without a meter at their Chadwell St Mary home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Chadwell St Mary home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Chadwell St Mary is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Chadwell St Mary water rates will 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, having a water meter installed at your Chadwell St Mary might work out cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Chadwell St Mary?

The average water bill Chadwell St Mary residents are charged varies between water suppliers. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Chadwell St Mary water bill?

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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Chadwell St Mary 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 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 Chadwell St Mary?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Chadwell St Mary RM16, 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.

Chadwell St Mary Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Chadwell St Mary have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Chadwell St Mary

Is water from the tap in Chadwell St Mary safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Chadwell St Mary come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Chadwell St Mary:

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

How hard is the water in Chadwell St Mary

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 Chadwell St Mary is more than 276ppm, that makes the water hardness in Chadwell St Mary is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Chadwell St Mary 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 Chadwell St Mary.

  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.

Chadwell St Mary No Water

If you have no water in your Chadwell St Mary home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Chadwell St Mary.

If there is no water at your Chadwell St Mary 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 Chadwell St Mary.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Chadwell St Mary water leak or flooding

Chadwell St Mary water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Chadwell St Mary 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 Chadwell St Mary property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. 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 Chadwell St Mary taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Chadwell St Mary water this may be due 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 affect it by infusing your Chadwell St Mary water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Chadwell St Mary water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Chadwell St Mary RM16

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Chadwell St Mary 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?

Chadwell St Mary Average Download Speed Chadwell St Mary Average Upload Speed
82.85 Mbps 15.35 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Chadwell St Mary. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get 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, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Chadwell St Mary?

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 to think about when choosing an internet provider in Chadwell St Mary.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Chadwell St Mary is the availability. Most homes in Chadwell St Mary should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Chadwell St Mary?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Chadwell St Mary
    • 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 internet connection comes with downloads speeds 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 Chadwell St Mary homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Chadwell St Mary.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Chadwell St Mary.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Chadwell St Mary broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Chadwell St Mary. 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. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Chadwell St Mary. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Chadwell St Mary Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Chadwell St Mary also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Chadwell St Mary home is something to think about.

Chadwell St Mary broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Chadwell St Mary broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Chadwell St Mary.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Chadwell St Mary have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Chadwell St Mary?

The average broadband speed in Chadwell St Mary is:

Chadwell St Mary Average Download Speed Chadwell St Mary Average Upload Speed
82.85 Mbps 15.35 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 Chadwell St Mary, from there it's connected to your home 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 Chadwell St Mary home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would 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 choose when getting connected in Chadwell St Mary.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Chadwell St Mary

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Chadwell St Mary is 01806. If you call someone in Chadwell St Mary, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Chadwell St Mary call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the 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 inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Chadwell St Mary

Residents of Chadwell St Mary are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local 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 Chadwell St Mary home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Chadwell St Mary distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Chadwell St Mary in this section.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Chadwell St Mary

The electricity distribution network operator for Chadwell St Mary 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
Email care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
Website https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/
Address 237 Southwark Bridge Road
London

There are six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Chadwell St Mary

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Chadwell St Mary.

Fossil Fuels

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, 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 Chadwell St Mary

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Chadwell St Mary, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Chadwell St Mary.

Closest five municipalities to Chadwell St Mary
Municipality Distance from Chadwell St Mary
Chafford -
Orsett -
South Stifford 0.73 miles
West Thurrock 0.73 miles
Purfleet 1.42 miles