Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Emberton

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

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About Emberton, Buckinghamshire

Emberton MK46 has a population of 315 and is located in the county of Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire has a population of 543,128 people.

Who supplies my water in Emberton?

Emberton water services are provided by Anglian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to reach your water provider in Emberton

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Emberton water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water phone number Anglian Water Emergency phone 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

Write to Anglian Water

Additionally, you can communicate 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.

If you prefer to send 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 would like to email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in Emberton

Water bill in Emberton

Water rates in Emberton are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Emberton water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Emberton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Emberton

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

Unmetered Customers in Emberton

Customers without a meter at their Emberton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Emberton home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Emberton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Emberton water rates would 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Emberton could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Emberton?

The average water bill Emberton residents are charged is £16.83 each month, that's £202 per year.

How do I pay my Emberton water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water. After you register your details 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Emberton bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Emberton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Emberton MK46, 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.

Emberton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Emberton

Is water from the tap in Emberton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Emberton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Emberton:

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

How hard is the water in Emberton

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 Emberton is fewer than 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Emberton is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Emberton more than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Emberton.

  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.

Emberton No Water

If you have no water in your Emberton home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Emberton.

If there is no water at your Emberton home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Emberton.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Emberton water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Emberton property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Anglian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Emberton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Emberton 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 infuse the Emberton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Emberton water.

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

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Internet in Emberton MK46

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The speed of your internet connection at your Emberton home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Emberton with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Emberton Average Download Speed Emberton Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Emberton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Emberton?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Emberton.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Emberton is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Emberton can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Emberton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Emberton
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Emberton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Emberton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Emberton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Emberton broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Emberton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a broadband connection in Emberton. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Emberton Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Emberton must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Emberton home is going to be important.

Emberton broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Emberton broadband internet is really important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Emberton.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Emberton ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Emberton?

The average broadband speed in Emberton is:

Emberton Average Download Speed Emberton Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 Emberton, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Emberton property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Emberton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Emberton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Emberton is 01806. If you call someone in Emberton, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Emberton call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Emberton

Residents in Emberton can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional 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 Emberton home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

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

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Emberton

The electricity distribution network operator for Emberton is Western Power Distribution - East Midlands. You can find the Western Power Distribution - East Midlands contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - East Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 678 3105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton
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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 Emberton

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. 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 sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Emberton

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Emberton, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Emberton.