A Complete Guide to Utilities in Clifton Reynes

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

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About Clifton Reynes, Buckinghamshire

Clifton Reynes MK46 has a population of 178 and is located in the county of Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire has a population of 543,128 people.

Who supplies my water in Clifton Reynes?

Clifton Reynes water services are supplied by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Clifton Reynes

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Clifton Reynes water issues.

In the table below you will find the contact 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

Write to Anglian Water

You can also get in touch with Anglian Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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
Lancing
BN11 9AL

If you want to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Cost of water in Clifton Reynes

Water bill in Clifton Reynes

Water rates in Clifton Reynes will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Clifton Reynes water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Clifton Reynes water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Clifton Reynes

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Clifton Reynes 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 Anglian Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Clifton Reynes home.

Unmetered Customers in Clifton Reynes

Customers who don't have a meter at their Clifton Reynes 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 Clifton Reynes home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Clifton Reynes is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Clifton Reynes 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Clifton Reynes could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Clifton Reynes?

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

How do I pay my Clifton Reynes water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water. After you register your details 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Clifton Reynes bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Clifton Reynes?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Clifton Reynes MK46, 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.

Clifton Reynes Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Clifton Reynes

Is tap water in Clifton Reynes safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Clifton Reynes come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Clifton Reynes:

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

How hard is the water in Clifton Reynes

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 Clifton Reynes is below 200ppm, this means the water in Clifton Reynes is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Clifton Reynes more than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Clifton Reynes.

  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.

Clifton Reynes No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Clifton Reynes 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 Clifton Reynes.

If there is no water at your Clifton Reynes home, do you only have 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 Clifton Reynes.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian 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.

Clifton Reynes water leak or flooding

Clifton Reynes water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Clifton Reynes 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 Clifton Reynes property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Anglian Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Clifton Reynes taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Clifton Reynes 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 Clifton Reynes water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Clifton Reynes water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water via the contact channels listed above.

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Internet in Clifton Reynes MK46

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The speed of your internet connection at your Clifton Reynes home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Clifton Reynes 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?

Clifton Reynes Average Download Speed Clifton Reynes Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Clifton Reynes. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Clifton Reynes?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Clifton Reynes.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Clifton Reynes is what's available. Whilst many homes in Clifton Reynes should have access to superfast' or fibre 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 should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Clifton Reynes?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Clifton Reynes
    • 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 connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Clifton Reynes homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Clifton Reynes.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Clifton Reynes.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Clifton Reynes broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Clifton Reynes. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Clifton Reynes. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Clifton Reynes Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Clifton Reynes should also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Clifton Reynes home is going to be important.

Clifton Reynes broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Clifton Reynes broadband connection is extremely important. 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 is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Clifton Reynes.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Clifton Reynes have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Clifton Reynes?

The average speed of broadband in Clifton Reynes is:

Clifton Reynes Average Download Speed Clifton Reynes Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 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 - 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 Clifton Reynes, 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 Clifton Reynes house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Clifton Reynes.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone area code for Clifton Reynes

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Clifton Reynes is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Clifton Reynes, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Clifton Reynes call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 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 calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different 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 Supply in Clifton Reynes

People living in Clifton Reynes are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, 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 Clifton Reynes home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Clifton Reynes distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Clifton Reynes below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Clifton Reynes

The electricity distribution network operator for Clifton Reynes is Western Power Distribution - East Midlands. You can find the Western Power Distribution - East Midlands contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - East Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 678 3105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton
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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

Power Generation near Clifton Reynes

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

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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 amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. 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 sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Clifton Reynes

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Clifton Reynes, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Clifton Reynes.