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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Easton Bavents

If you've moved and have questions about Easton Bavents? Our complete guide to utilities in Easton Bavents will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Easton Bavents water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Easton Bavents.

About Easton Bavents, Suffolk

Easton Bavents IP18 has a population of 14 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Easton Bavents?

Easton Bavents water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

How to reach your water providers in Easton Bavents

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Easton Bavents water problems.

Anglian Water contact numbers

In the table below we have listed the main contact 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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Essex & Suffolk Water contact numbers

In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Essex & Suffolk Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Essex & Suffolk Water telephone number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency telephone 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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

Customers that would rather email Anglian Water, you should 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

Customers that would rather email Essex & Suffolk Water, you should use the following email address:

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

Cost of water in Easton Bavents

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

Metered Customers in Easton Bavents

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Easton Bavents 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 Essex & Suffolk Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Easton Bavents home.

Unmetered Customers in Easton Bavents

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Easton Bavents is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Easton Bavents water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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, getting a water meter for your Easton Bavents might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Easton Bavents?

The average water bill Easton Bavents residents are billed 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 Water Bill Per Year
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Easton Bavents water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Easton Bavents 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. As soon as 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 Easton Bavents?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Easton Bavents IP18, 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.

Easton Bavents Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Easton Bavents

Is tap water in Easton Bavents safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Easton Bavents. You can rest assured that Easton Bavents water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Easton Bavents 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 Easton Bavents water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Easton Bavents come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Easton Bavents:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Easton Bavents

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 Easton Bavents is over 201ppm, this means the water in Easton Bavents is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Easton Bavents contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. hard water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your 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 Easton Bavents.

  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.

Easton Bavents No Water

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

If there is no water at your Easton Bavents home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Easton Bavents.

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  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.

Easton Bavents water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Call 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 Easton Bavents taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Easton Bavents 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 Easton Bavents 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 Easton Bavents water.

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

Internet in Easton Bavents IP18

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Easton Bavents home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Easton Bavents 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?

Easton Bavents Average Download Speed Easton Bavents Average Upload Speed
38.90 Mbps 9.80 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Easton Bavents. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one that's available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Easton Bavents?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Easton Bavents.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Easton Bavents is the availability. Most homes in Easton Bavents should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes 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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Easton Bavents?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Easton Bavents
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Easton Bavents homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Easton Bavents.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Easton Bavents.
    • 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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Easton Bavents broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Easton Bavents. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Easton Bavents. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Easton Bavents Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Easton Bavents also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Easton Bavents home will be an important thing to consider.

Easton Bavents broadband customer service

Lastly, the technical support for your Easton Bavents internet connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Easton Bavents.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Easton Bavents?

The average speed of broadband in Easton Bavents is:

Easton Bavents Average Download Speed Easton Bavents Average Upload Speed
38.90 Mbps 9.80 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 - 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 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 Easton Bavents, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Easton Bavents home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 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. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick for a broadband service in Easton Bavents.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less 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
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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Easton Bavents

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Easton Bavents is 01502. If you're calling somebody in Easton Bavents, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01502 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01502 Easton Bavents call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, then the call cost is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your 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.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Easton Bavents

Residents of Easton Bavents are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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 Easton Bavents home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Easton Bavents distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Easton Bavents 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 in Easton Bavents

The electricity distribution network operator for Easton Bavents 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 Easton Bavents

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

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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Easton Bavents

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Easton Bavents, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Easton Bavents.

Closest five municipalities to Easton Bavents
Municipality Distance from Easton Bavents
Reydon -
Walberswick -
Halesworth 7.09 miles
Saxmundham 10.19 miles
Thorpeness 10.45 miles