Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Epworth
If you've moved and have questions about Epworth? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Epworth will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Epworth water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Epworth.
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About Epworth, Lincolnshire
Epworth DN9 has a population of 4,279 and is located in the county of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire has a population of 756,920 people.
Who supplies my water in Epworth?
How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Epworth
Calling a phone number for Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Epworth water problems.
Anglian Water contact numbers
In the table below you will find the contact 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|
Severn Trent contact numbers
In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.
|Severn Trent phone number||Severn Trent Emergency phone number|
|0345 750 0500||0800 783 4444|
|Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Bank Holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Yorkshire Water contact numbers
In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Yorkshire Water phone number||Yorkshire Water Emergency phone number|
|0345 124 2424||0800 573 553|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Calling a phone number for Anglian Water, Severn Trent, Yorkshire Water, or is just one method of contact to talk about your Epworth water problems.
Write to Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire Water
You can also get in touch with Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire Water website.
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
If you would like to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
Customer that want to post a letter to Severn Trent can do so by writing to the Severn Trent address below:
|Severn Trent Address|
|PO Box 407
If you would like to email Severn Trent, you can use the email address below:
|Severn Trent Email Address|
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
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Price of water in Epworth
Water rates in Epworth will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Epworth water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Epworth water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Epworth
Customers with a water meter at their Epworth house will pay an annual fixed charge, 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, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Epworth home.
Unmetered Customers in Epworth
Customers who don't have a meter at their Epworth home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Epworth home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Epworth will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Epworth 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?
It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Epworth could be cheaper.
Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Epworth?
The average water bill Epworth residents are charged varies between water suppliers. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Water Bill Per Month||Average Water Bill Per Year|
How do I pay my Epworth water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire 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 Epworth 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 Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire 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 Epworth?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Epworth DN9, your water suppliers are Anglian Water, Severn Trent 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.
Epworth Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Epworth have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Epworth
Is water from the tap in Epworth safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Epworth. You can rest assured that Epworth water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Epworth 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 Epworth water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Epworth come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Epworth:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Epworth
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 Epworth is higher than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Epworth is rated as hard water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Epworth 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. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.
We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Epworth.
- Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
- 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.
- Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.
Epworth No Water
If you have no water in your Epworth 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 Epworth.
If there is no water at your Epworth home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Epworth.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Epworth water leak or flooding
Epworth water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Epworth 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 Epworth property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Ring Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Epworth taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Epworth water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Epworth water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Epworth water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.
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Broadband in Epworth DN9
The speed of your broadband connection at your Epworth home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Where you've placed your router
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Which provider you have
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Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Epworth Average Download Speed||Epworth Average Upload Speed|
|52.00 Mbps||11.73 Mbps|
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Epworth. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one currently available.
What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Epworth?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Epworth.
The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Epworth is what's available. The majority of homes in Epworth should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.
However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Epworth?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Epworth
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre 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 a standard telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Epworth homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Epworth.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
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Epworth broadband cost
You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Epworth. There are many providers 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 before you commit to a internet connection in Epworth. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Epworth Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Epworth also needs consideration, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Epworth home will be an important thing to consider.
Epworth broadband technical support
Lastly, the customer service of your Epworth broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Epworth.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Epworth ask about their broadband.
What's the average broadband speed in Epworth?
The average broadband speed in Epworth is:
|Epworth Average Download Speed||Epworth Average Upload Speed|
|52.00 Mbps||11.73 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.
- ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of 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 Epworth, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Epworth house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .
What broadband speed do I need?
That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Epworth.
|Main internet uses||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 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
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What's the telephone area code for Epworth
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Epworth is 01806. When making a call to someone in Epworth, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01806 Epworth call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.
If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity in Epworth
Residents in Epworth are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Epworth home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Epworth distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Epworth below.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Epworth
The electricity distribution network operator for Epworth 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Power Generation near Epworth
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Epworth.
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In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
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, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up 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.
Towns and Cities Near Epworth
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