A Complete Guide to Utilities in Chelmondiston
If you just moved and have some questions about Chelmondiston? Our utilities guide to Chelmondiston will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Chelmondiston water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Chelmondiston.
About Chelmondiston, Suffolk
Chelmondiston IP9 has a population of 938 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.
Who supplies my water in Chelmondiston?
Getting in touch with your water supplier for Chelmondiston
Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water is one of many options to deal with your Chelmondiston water account.
In the table below we have listed the main contact 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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Write to Anglian Water
You can also get in touch with Anglian Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water website.
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
If you want to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
Water rates in Chelmondiston
Water rates in Chelmondiston depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Chelmondiston water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Chelmondiston water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Chelmondiston
Customers that have a water meter at their Chelmondiston home will pay a fixed annual 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Chelmondiston home.
Unmetered Customers in Chelmondiston
Customers who don't have a meter at their Chelmondiston home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Chelmondiston home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Chelmondiston is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Chelmondiston water prices were 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Chelmondiston might work out cheaper.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.
How much is the average water bill in Chelmondiston?
The average water bill Chelmondiston residents are billed is £16.83 monthly, which works out at £202 a year.
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How do I pay my Chelmondiston water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water. After you've registered with Anglian 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Chelmondiston bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian 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 Chelmondiston?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Chelmondiston IP9, your water supplier is Anglian 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.
Chelmondiston Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Chelmondiston have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Chelmondiston
Is tap water in Chelmondiston safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Chelmondiston. You can rest assured that Chelmondiston water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Chelmondiston 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 Chelmondiston water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Chelmondiston come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Chelmondiston:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Chelmondiston
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 Chelmondiston is more than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Chelmondiston is rated as hard water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Chelmondiston contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. 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. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.
Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Chelmondiston.
- 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.
Chelmondiston No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Chelmondiston home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Chelmondiston.
If there is no water at your Chelmondiston home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Chelmondiston.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for advice. You can also try the following:
- Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Chelmondiston water leak or flooding
Chelmondiston water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Chelmondiston 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 Chelmondiston property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Ring Anglian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Chelmondiston taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Chelmondiston water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can impermeate the Chelmondiston water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Chelmondiston water.
If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water using the contact information above.
Broadband in Chelmondiston IP9
The broadband speed you get at your Chelmondiston home depends on several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- Distance from the telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Your broadband provider
Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Chelmondiston 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?
|Chelmondiston Average Download Speed||Chelmondiston Average Upload Speed|
|68.65 Mbps||14.55 Mbps|
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Chelmondiston. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband 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 it is the only means of connection available.
What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Chelmondiston?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Chelmondiston.
The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Chelmondiston is the availability. Whilst many homes in Chelmondiston should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.
That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Chelmondiston?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Chelmondiston
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the download speed that's 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Chelmondiston homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Chelmondiston.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
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Chelmondiston broadband price
Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Chelmondiston. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Chelmondiston. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Chelmondiston Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Chelmondiston 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 stay in touch with work can be extremely important.
When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Chelmondiston home is something to think about.
Chelmondiston broadband technical support
Lastly, the technical support for your Chelmondiston broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Chelmondiston.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Chelmondiston have about broadband internet.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is the broadband in Chelmondiston?
The average broadband speed in Chelmondiston is:
|Chelmondiston Average Download Speed||Chelmondiston Average Upload Speed|
|68.65 Mbps||14.55 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.
- 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Chelmondiston, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Chelmondiston property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .
What broadband speed do I need?
That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Chelmondiston.
|Main internet uses||Recommended Download Speed||Maximum of 2 devices|
|Maximum of 2 devices||Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Up to 5 devices||AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming||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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the landline area code in Chelmondiston
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Chelmondiston is 01806. When making a call to someone in Chelmondiston, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Chelmondiston call cost?
If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.
If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.
How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Chelmondiston
Residents of Chelmondiston can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Chelmondiston home to the gas and electricity networks.
Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Chelmondiston distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Chelmondiston in this section.
You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Chelmondiston
The electricity distribution network operator for Chelmondiston 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
The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Chelmondiston
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Chelmondiston.
In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Chelmondiston
You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Chelmondiston, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Chelmondiston.