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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Cockfield

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

About Cockfield, Suffolk

Cockfield IP30 has a population of 1,531 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Cockfield?

Cockfield water services are provided by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, and Icosa Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Cockfield

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water or Icosa Water is one of many options to talk about your Cockfield 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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Icosa Water phone numbers

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

Icosa Water phone number Icosa Water Emergency phone number
0330 111 0780 0330 111 2014
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Icosa Water

You can also get in touch with Anglian Water or Icosa Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water or Icosa Water website.

Anglian Water

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 can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Icosa Water

Customer that want to post a letter to Icosa Water can do so by writing to the Icosa Water address below:

Icosa Water Address
Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road
Cardiff
CF11 9LJ

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

Icosa Water Email Address
enquiries@icosawater.co.uk

Price of water in Cockfield

Water bill in Cockfield

Water rates in Cockfield depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Cockfield water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Cockfield water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Cockfield

Customers with a water meter at their Cockfield 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 Icosa Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Cockfield home.

Unmetered Customers in Cockfield

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Cockfield is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Cockfield 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Cockfield 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 Cockfield?

The average water bill Cockfield residents are charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Annual Water Bill
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Icosa Water - -
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How do I pay my Cockfield water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water or Icosa Water. After you've registered with Anglian Water or Icosa 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Cockfield bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian Water or Icosa 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 Cockfield?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cockfield IP30, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Icosa 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.

Cockfield Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cockfield

Is tap water in Cockfield safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Cockfield. You can rest assured that Cockfield water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Cockfield 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 Cockfield water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Cockfield come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Cockfield:

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

Is the water hard in Cockfield

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 Cockfield is higher than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Cockfield is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Cockfield contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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

  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.

Cockfield No Water

If you have no water in your Cockfield home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Cockfield.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Icosa Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Icosa Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water or Icosa Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Cockfield water leak or flooding

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

  1. Ring Anglian Water or Icosa Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water or Icosa Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Cockfield taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Cockfield water this could be because of 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 Cockfield water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Cockfield water.

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

Internet in Cockfield IP30

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Cockfield with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Cockfield Average Download Speed Cockfield Average Upload Speed
51.10 Mbps 13.85 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Cockfield. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Cockfield?

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 could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Cockfield.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Cockfield is the availability. Most homes in Cockfield can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' 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 because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Cockfield?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Cockfield
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 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 provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Cockfield homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Cockfield.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Cockfield.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Cockfield broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Cockfield. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Cockfield. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Cockfield Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Cockfield must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Cockfield home is something to think about.

Cockfield broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Cockfield broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Cockfield.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Cockfield ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Cockfield?

The average speed of broadband in Cockfield is:

Cockfield Average Download Speed Cockfield Average Upload Speed
51.10 Mbps 13.85 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Cockfield, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Cockfield home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Cockfield.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two radio frequencies 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 will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Cockfield

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Cockfield is 01284. If you call someone in Cockfield, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01284 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01284 Cockfield 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, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Cockfield

Residents of Cockfield are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Cockfield home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Cockfield distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Cockfield 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 Cockfield

The electricity distribution network operator for Cockfield 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Cockfield

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase 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 Cockfield

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Cockfield, we've found the closest five municipalities to Cockfield.

Closest five municipalities to Cockfield
Municipality Distance from Cockfield
Hadleigh 8.23 miles
Bury Saint Edmunds 9.86 miles