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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Corringham

Are you moving and want to know more about Corringham? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Corringham is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Corringham water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Corringham.

About Corringham, Essex

Corringham SS17 has a population of 8,884 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Corringham?

Corringham water services are supplied by Anglian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Corringham

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Corringham water issues.

Anglian Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone 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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Essex & Suffolk Water phone numbers

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

Essex & Suffolk Water contact number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency contact 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 write to 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 write 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
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

If you prefer to write 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 want to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Price of water in Corringham

Water bill in Corringham

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

Metered Customers in Corringham

Customers that have a water meter at their Corringham home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Corringham home.

Unmetered Customers in Corringham

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Corringham will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Corringham 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 are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Corringham might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Corringham?

The average water bill Corringham residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Annual Water Bill
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Corringham water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Corringham 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. After you've set up your Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Corringham?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Corringham SS17, 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.

Corringham Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Corringham

Is the tap water in Corringham safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Corringham come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Corringham:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Corringham

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 Corringham is over 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Corringham is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Corringham 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. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Corringham.

  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.

Corringham No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Corringham home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Corringham.

If there is no water at your Corringham 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 Corringham.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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.

Corringham water leak or flooding

Corringham water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Corringham home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Corringham property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Corringham taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Corringham water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Corringham water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Corringham water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Corringham SS17

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Corringham home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Corringham with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Corringham Average Download Speed Corringham Average Upload Speed
81.40 Mbps 14.60 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Corringham. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available 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's the only type of internet connection currently available.

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Corringham.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Corringham is what's available. Whilst many homes in Corringham should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast 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 Corringham?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Corringham
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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 internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Corringham homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Corringham.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Corringham.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Corringham broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Corringham. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Corringham. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Corringham Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Corringham should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Corringham home is going to be important.

Corringham broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Corringham internet connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Corringham.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Corringham have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Corringham?

The average internet speed in Corringham is:

Corringham Average Download Speed Corringham Average Upload Speed
81.40 Mbps 14.60 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Corringham, 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 Corringham home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table to find out what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Corringham.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Corringham

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Corringham is 01375. If you call someone in Corringham, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01375 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01375 Corringham call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making the call 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.

Electricity and Gas in Corringham

Residents of Corringham are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, 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 known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Corringham home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Corringham distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Corringham in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Corringham

The electricity distribution network operator for Corringham 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 Corringham

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from 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, 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Corringham

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Corringham, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Corringham.

Closest five municipalities to Corringham
Municipality Distance from Corringham
Langdon Hills 2.72 miles
Basildon 3.12 miles
East Tilbury 4.22 miles
Tilbury 4.22 miles