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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Fryerning

If you've moved and have questions about Fryerning? Our utilities guide to Fryerning is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Fryerning water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Fryerning.

About Fryerning, Essex

Fryerning CM4 has a population of 255 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Fryerning?

Fryerning water services are provided by Affinity Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Affinity Water, Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Fryerning

Ringing a contact number for Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Fryerning water issues.

Affinity Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Affinity Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Affinity Water phone number Affinity Water Emergency phone number
0345 357 2401 0345 357 2407
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Anglian Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal 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

Essex & Suffolk Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Essex & Suffolk Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Essex & Suffolk Water phone number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency phone number
0345 782 0111 0800 526 337
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am to 1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Ringing a contact number for Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or is just one method of contact to deal with your Fryerning water issues.

Write to Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water

You can also get in touch with Affinity Water, 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 Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Affinity Water

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

Affinity Water Address
Tamblin Way
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL10 9EZ

Anglian Water

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 want to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

If you prefer to send 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

If you want to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Cost of water in Fryerning

Water bill in Fryerning

Water rates in Fryerning will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Fryerning water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Fryerning water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Fryerning

Customers with a water meter at their Fryerning 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 Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Fryerning home.

Unmetered Customers in Fryerning

Customers without a meter at their Fryerning home have 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 Fryerning home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Fryerning will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Fryerning water prices were 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 are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Fryerning could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Fryerning?

The average water bill Fryerning residents are being charged 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
Affinity Water £16.67 £200
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Fryerning water bill?

You will first need to register with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water. Once you've registered an account with Affinity Water, 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Fryerning 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. After you've set up your Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk 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 Fryerning?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Fryerning CM4, your water suppliers are Affinity Water, 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.

Fryerning Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Fryerning

Is tap water in Fryerning safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Fryerning come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Fryerning:

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

Is the water hard in Fryerning

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Fryerning contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home 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 Fryerning.

  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.

Fryerning No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Fryerning home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Fryerning.

If there is no water at your Fryerning home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Fryerning.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Affinity Water, 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Fryerning water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Fryerning property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Affinity Water, 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, go to the "report a leak" section of the Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Fryerning taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Fryerning water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Fryerning water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Fryerning water.

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

Broadband Speed in Fryerning CM4

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Fryerning 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 are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Fryerning with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Fryerning Average Download Speed Fryerning Average Upload Speed
63.15 Mbps 16.55 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Fryerning. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Fryerning?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Fryerning.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Fryerning is what's available. Whilst many homes in Fryerning can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Fryerning?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Fryerning
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's 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 internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Fryerning homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Fryerning.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Fryerning.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Fryerning broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Fryerning. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Fryerning. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Fryerning Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Fryerning must also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Fryerning home is going to be important.

Fryerning broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Fryerning broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Fryerning.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Fryerning ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Fryerning?

The average internet speed in Fryerning is:

Fryerning Average Download Speed Fryerning Average Upload Speed
63.15 Mbps 16.55 Mbps

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

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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 Fryerning, from which it is connected to your property 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 Fryerning home. 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 will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out which speed you should pick for a broadband service in Fryerning.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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
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 travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Fryerning

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Fryerning is 01806. If you call someone in Fryerning, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Fryerning call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Fryerning

Residents of Fryerning are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Fryerning home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Fryerning distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Fryerning 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 for Fryerning

The electricity distribution network operator for Fryerning 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

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
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Power Generation near Fryerning

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

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 tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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 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 solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Fryerning

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Fryerning, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Fryerning.

Closest five municipalities to Fryerning
Municipality Distance from Fryerning
Blackmore -
Ingatestone -
Billericay (West) 1.75 miles
Billericay (East) 2.42 miles
Great Burstead 2.42 miles