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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Dengie

Are you moving and want to know more about Dengie? Our utilities guide to Dengie will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Dengie water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Dengie.

About Dengie, Essex

Dengie CM0 has a population of 119 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Dengie?

Dengie water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Dengie

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Dengie water account.

Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the 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

In the table below you will find the 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 even send your message through the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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

Customers that would rather email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

Customer that want to post 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

Customers that would rather email Essex & Suffolk Water, you can use the email address below:

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

Cost of water in Dengie

Water bill in Dengie

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

Metered Customers in Dengie

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Dengie property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 are for the consumption at your Dengie home.

Unmetered Customers in Dengie

Customers without a meter at their Dengie home will pay 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 Dengie home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Dengie will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Dengie 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Dengie may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Dengie?

The average water bill Dengie residents are billed can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Dengie water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you've registered with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Dengie bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Dengie?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Dengie CM0, 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.

Dengie Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Dengie

Is water from the tap in Dengie safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Dengie. You can rest assured that Dengie water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Dengie water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Dengie water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Dengie come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Dengie:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Dengie

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Dengie 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 the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Dengie.

  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.

Dengie No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Dengie home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Dengie.

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

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, they often post incident 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.

Dengie water leak or flooding

Dengie water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Dengie 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 Dengie property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Dengie taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Dengie water this could be because of 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 Dengie water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Dengie water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Dengie CM0

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The broadband speed you get at your Dengie home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Dengie with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Dengie Average Download Speed Dengie Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Dengie. 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 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 to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Dengie?

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 can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Dengie.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Dengie is the availability. Most homes in Dengie should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Dengie?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Dengie
    • 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 connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Dengie homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Dengie.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Dengie.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Dengie broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Dengie. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Dengie. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Dengie Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Dengie also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, 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 Dengie home is something to think about.

Dengie broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Dengie internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Dengie.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Dengie?

The average broadband speed in Dengie is:

Dengie Average Download Speed Dengie Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • 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 one of those green boxes on your street in Dengie, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Dengie property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Dengie.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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
More than 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Dengie

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Dengie is 01806. When making a call to someone in Dengie, 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 Dengie call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone 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 Dengie

People living in Dengie are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always 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 and operates the infrastructure that connect your Dengie home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Dengie distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Dengie right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Dengie

The electricity distribution network operator for Dengie 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 Dengie

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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 currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Dengie

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Dengie, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Dengie.

Closest five municipalities to Dengie
Municipality Distance from Dengie
Asheldham -
Tillingham -
Bradwell -
Southminster -
Maldon 7.07 miles