Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Crowle

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

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About Crowle, Lincolnshire

Crowle DN17 has a population of 4,828 and is located in the county of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire has a population of 756,920 people.

Who supplies my water in Crowle?

Crowle water services are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Crowle

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Crowle water issues.

Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone 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

Yorkshire Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water

You can also write to Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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 want to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]

Yorkshire Water

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

Yorkshire Water Address
Western House, Halifax Road
Bradford
BD6 2SZ
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Water rates in Crowle

Water bill in Crowle

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

Metered Customers in Crowle

Customers with a water meter at their Crowle property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Crowle home.

Unmetered Customers in Crowle

Customers who don't have a meter at their Crowle home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Crowle home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Crowle will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Crowle water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have 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 Crowle 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 Crowle?

The average water bill Crowle residents are charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. 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
Yorkshire Water £15.50 £186

How do I pay my Crowle water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water. After you register your details with Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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 Crowle bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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 Crowle?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Crowle DN17, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Yorkshire 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.

Crowle Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Crowle have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Crowle

Is the tap water in Crowle safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Crowle come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Crowle:

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

How hard is the water in Crowle

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Crowle contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Crowle.

  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.

Crowle No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Crowle home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Crowle.

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

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Crowle water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Crowle property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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 or Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Crowle taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Crowle water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Crowle water.

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

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Internet in Crowle DN17

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Crowle with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Crowle Average Download Speed Crowle Average Upload Speed
66.47 Mbps 12.47 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Crowle. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Crowle?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Crowle.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Crowle is the issue of availability. Most homes in Crowle can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Crowle?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Crowle
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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 Crowle homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Crowle.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Crowle.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Crowle broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Crowle. 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 fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Crowle. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Crowle Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Crowle should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Crowle home is going to be important.

Crowle broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Crowle internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Crowle.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Crowle ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Crowle?

The average internet speed in Crowle is:

Crowle Average Download Speed Crowle Average Upload Speed
66.47 Mbps 12.47 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 a green box on your street in Crowle, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Crowle house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should pick for a broadband service in Crowle.

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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the landline area code in Crowle

Corded telephone area code Crowle

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Crowle is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Crowle, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Crowle call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Crowle

People living in Crowle can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Crowle home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Crowle distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Crowle 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 Crowle

The electricity distribution network operator for Crowle is Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire. You can find the Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 375 675
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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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

Power Generation near Crowle

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

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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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Crowle

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Crowle, we've found the five closest municipalities to Crowle.