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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Claydon

If you just moved and have some questions about Claydon? Our utilities guide to Claydon is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Claydon water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Claydon.

About Claydon, Suffolk

Claydon IP6 has a population of 3,253 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Claydon?

Claydon water services are provided by Anglian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to reach your water provider in Claydon

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water is one of many options to deal with your Claydon water issues.

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

Anglian Water contact number Anglian Water Emergency contact 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 also submit your request on the Anglian Water website.

Customer that want to post 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 must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Claydon

Water bill in Claydon

Water rates in Claydon are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Claydon water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Claydon water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Claydon

Customers that have a water meter at their Claydon 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Claydon home.

Unmetered Customers in Claydon

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Claydon home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Claydon home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Claydon will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Claydon water rates would 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Claydon may save you money.

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 Claydon?

The average water bill Claydon residents are being charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Claydon water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Claydon 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. When you 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 Claydon?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Claydon IP6, 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.

Claydon Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Claydon have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Claydon

Is tap water in Claydon safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Claydon. You can rest assured that Claydon water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Claydon water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Claydon water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Claydon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Claydon:

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

How hard is the water in Claydon

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 Claydon is higher than 201ppm, this means the water in Claydon is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Claydon contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. 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

You should add a water softener to the water in Claydon.

  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.

Claydon No Water

If you have no water in your Claydon home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Claydon.

If there is no water at your Claydon home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Claydon.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Claydon water leak or flooding

Claydon water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Claydon home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Claydon property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Anglian Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Claydon taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Claydon 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 affect it by infusing your Claydon water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Claydon water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Claydon IP6

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average internet speed in Claydon with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Claydon Average Download Speed Claydon Average Upload Speed
61.70 Mbps 12.77 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Claydon. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available 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 some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Claydon?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Claydon.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Claydon is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Claydon 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.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Claydon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Claydon
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Claydon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Claydon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Claydon.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Claydon broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Claydon. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Claydon. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Claydon Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Claydon must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your 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 Claydon home is going to be important.

Claydon broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Claydon broadband connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Claydon.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Claydon?

The average speed of broadband in Claydon is:

Claydon Average Download Speed Claydon Average Upload Speed
61.70 Mbps 12.77 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 a green box on your street in Claydon, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Claydon house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 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 to find out the kind of broadband speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Claydon.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 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
5 devices or more 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 travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Claydon

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Claydon is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Claydon, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Claydon call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different 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 Claydon

Residents of Claydon can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Claydon home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Claydon distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Claydon right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Claydon

The electricity distribution network operator for Claydon 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 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 Claydon

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 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 currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Claydon

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Claydon, we've found the closest five municipalities to Claydon.

Closest five municipalities to Claydon
Municipality Distance from Claydon
Witnesham -
Henley -
Barham -
Needham Market -
Little Bealings 3.22 miles