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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Creeting St. Mary

Are you moving and want to know more about Creeting St. Mary? Our utilities guide to Creeting St. Mary will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Creeting St. Mary water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Creeting St. Mary.

About Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk

Creeting St. Mary IP6 has a population of 697 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Creeting St. Mary?

Creeting St. Mary water services are provided by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to reach your water provider in Creeting St. Mary

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Creeting St. Mary water problems.

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

Anglian Water telephone number Anglian Water Emergency telephone 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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 want to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Price of water in Creeting St. Mary

Water bill in Creeting St. Mary

Water rates in Creeting St. Mary are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Creeting St. Mary water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Creeting St. Mary water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Creeting St. Mary

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

Unmetered Customers in Creeting St. Mary

Customers who don't have a meter at their Creeting St. Mary home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Creeting St. Mary home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Creeting St. Mary is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Creeting St. Mary water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Creeting St. Mary might work out cheaper.

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 Creeting St. Mary?

The average water bill Creeting St. Mary residents are billed is £16.83 each month, that's £202 a year.

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How do I pay my Creeting St. Mary water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Creeting St. Mary bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 Creeting St. Mary?

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

Creeting St. Mary Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Creeting St. Mary have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Creeting St. Mary

Is water from the tap in Creeting St. Mary safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Creeting St. Mary come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Creeting St. Mary:

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

Is the water hard in Creeting St. Mary

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 Creeting St. Mary is higher than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Creeting St. Mary is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Creeting St. Mary 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 it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Creeting St. Mary.

  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.

Creeting St. Mary No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Creeting St. Mary 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 Creeting St. Mary.

If there is no water at your Creeting St. Mary home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Creeting St. Mary.

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

  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. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Creeting St. Mary water leak or flooding

Creeting St. Mary water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Creeting St. Mary 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 Creeting St. Mary property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Anglian Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Creeting St. Mary taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Creeting St. Mary water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Creeting St. Mary water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Creeting St. Mary water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Creeting St. Mary IP6

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Creeting St. Mary home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed 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 connection speed for Creeting St. Mary 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?

Creeting St. Mary Average Download Speed Creeting St. Mary Average Upload Speed
61.70 Mbps 12.77 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Creeting St. Mary. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Creeting St. Mary?

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 could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Creeting St. Mary.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Creeting St. Mary is the issue of availability. Most homes in Creeting St. Mary should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location 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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Creeting St. Mary?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Creeting St. Mary
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Creeting St. Mary homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Creeting St. Mary.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Creeting St. Mary.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Creeting St. Mary broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Creeting St. Mary. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Creeting St. Mary. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Creeting St. Mary Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Creeting St. Mary must also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Creeting St. Mary home will be an important thing to consider.

Creeting St. Mary broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Creeting St. Mary broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Creeting St. Mary.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Creeting St. Mary?

The average speed of broadband in Creeting St. Mary is:

Creeting St. Mary Average Download Speed Creeting St. Mary Average Upload Speed
61.70 Mbps 12.77 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Creeting St. Mary, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Creeting St. Mary home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should take when getting connected in Creeting St. Mary.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, 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 transmit data to 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 landline area code in Creeting St. Mary

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Creeting St. Mary is 01806. When making a call to someone in Creeting St. Mary, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Creeting St. Mary call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Creeting St. Mary

Residents of Creeting St. Mary are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Creeting St. Mary home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Creeting St. Mary distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Creeting St. Mary in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Creeting St. Mary

The electricity distribution network operator for Creeting St. Mary 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 Creeting St. Mary

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Creeting St. Mary.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 fuel sources 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 Creeting St. Mary

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Creeting St. Mary, we've found the five closest municipalities to Creeting St. Mary.

Closest five municipalities to Creeting St. Mary
Municipality Distance from Creeting St. Mary
Claydon -
Henley -
Barham -
Needham Market -
Little Bealings 3.22 miles