A Complete Guide to Utilities in Enfield Highway

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

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About Enfield Highway, Greater London

Enfield Highway EN3 is located in the county of Greater London. Greater London has a population of 9,002,488 people.

Who supplies my water in Enfield Highway?

Enfield Highway water utilities are supplied by Thames Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Thames Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Enfield Highway

Speaking to an advisor at Thames Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Enfield Highway water issues.

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Thames Water phone number Thames Water Emergency phone number
0800 980 8800 0800 714 614
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Thames Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Thames Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Thames Water website.

If you prefer to send a letter to Thames Water can do so by writing to the Thames Water address below:

Thames Water Address
Thames Water Customer Services, PO Box 234
Swindon
SN38 3TW

If you want to email Thames Water, you can use the email address below:

Thames Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in Enfield Highway

Water bill in Enfield Highway

Water rates in Enfield Highway are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Enfield Highway water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Enfield Highway water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Enfield Highway

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Enfield Highway 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 Thames Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Enfield Highway home.

Unmetered Customers in Enfield Highway

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Enfield Highway 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 Enfield Highway home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Enfield Highway is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Enfield Highway water rates would 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, getting a water meter for your Enfield Highway 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 Enfield Highway?

The average water bill Enfield Highway residents are being charged is £19.33 each month, that's £232 a year.

How do I pay my Enfield Highway water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Thames Water. After you register your details with Thames 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Enfield Highway bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Thames Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Enfield Highway?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Enfield Highway EN3, your water supplier is Thames 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.

Enfield Highway Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Enfield Highway

Is tap water in Enfield Highway safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Enfield Highway come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Enfield Highway:

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

Is the water hard in Enfield Highway

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 Enfield Highway is more than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Enfield Highway is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Enfield Highway contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. hard 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 the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Enfield Highway.

  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.

Enfield Highway No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Enfield Highway home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Enfield Highway.

If there is no water at your Enfield Highway 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 Enfield Highway.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Thames Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Thames Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Thames 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.

Enfield Highway water leak or flooding

Enfield Highway water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Enfield Highway home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Enfield Highway property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Thames Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Thames Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Enfield Highway taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Enfield Highway 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 Enfield Highway water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Enfield Highway water.

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

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Internet in Enfield Highway EN3

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Enfield Highway with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Enfield Highway Average Download Speed Enfield Highway Average Upload Speed
90.25 Mbps 15.15 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Enfield Highway. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Enfield Highway?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Enfield Highway.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Enfield Highway is the issue of availability. Most homes in Enfield Highway should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Enfield Highway?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Enfield Highway
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Enfield Highway homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Enfield Highway.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Enfield Highway.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Enfield Highway broadband cost

Enfield Highway broadband bill

You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Enfield Highway. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Enfield Highway. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Enfield Highway Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Enfield Highway also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Enfield Highway home is going to be important.

Enfield Highway broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer service of your Enfield Highway broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Enfield Highway.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Enfield Highway have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Enfield Highway?

The average broadband speed in Enfield Highway is:

Enfield Highway Average Download Speed Enfield Highway Average Upload Speed
90.25 Mbps 15.15 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Enfield Highway, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Enfield Highway property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should pick when getting connected in Enfield Highway.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the landline area code in Enfield Highway

Corded telephone area code Enfield Highway

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Enfield Highway is 020. If you call someone in Enfield Highway, and you are not in the same area, you should add 020 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 020 Enfield Highway call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Enfield Highway

Residents of Enfield Highway are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Enfield Highway home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Enfield Highway distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Enfield Highway 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 Enfield Highway

The electricity distribution network operator for Enfield Highway 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 [email protected]
Website https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/
Address 237 Southwark Bridge Road
London
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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 Enfield Highway

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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 the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Enfield Highway

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Enfield Highway, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Enfield Highway.

Closest five municipalities to Enfield Highway
Municipality Distance from Enfield Highway
Enfield Wash -
Enfield Lock -
Enfield Island Village -
Waltham Cross 0.65 miles