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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Great Notley

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

About Great Notley, Essex

Great Notley CM77 has a population of 7,749 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Great Notley?

Great Notley water services are provided by Affinity Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Affinity Water, and Anglian Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Great Notley

Ringing a contact number for Affinity Water or Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Great Notley water issues.

Affinity Water contact numbers

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

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

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water contact number Anglian Water Emergency contact 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 Affinity Water or Anglian Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Affinity Water or Anglian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website.

Affinity Water

Customer that want to post 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

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
Lancing
BN11 9AL

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

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Water rates in Great Notley

Water bill in Great Notley

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

Metered Customers in Great Notley

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

Unmetered Customers in Great Notley

Customers without a meter at their Great Notley home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Great Notley home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Great Notley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Great Notley water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not 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 Great Notley could be cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Great Notley?

The average water bill Great Notley residents are charged can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Per Year
Affinity Water £16.67 £200
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Great Notley water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Affinity Water or Anglian Water. Once you've registered an account with Affinity Water or 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Great Notley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Affinity Water or Anglian 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 Great Notley?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Great Notley CM77, your water suppliers are Affinity Water and 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.

Great Notley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Great Notley

Is water from the tap in Great Notley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Great Notley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Great Notley:

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

Is the water hard in Great Notley

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 Great Notley is higher than 201ppm, this means the water in Great Notley is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Great Notley contains a higher amount 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. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Great Notley.

  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.

Great Notley No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Great Notley home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Great Notley.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water or Anglian Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Affinity Water or Anglian Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Great Notley water leak or flooding

Great Notley water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Great Notley 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 Great Notley property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Affinity Water or Anglian 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 or Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Great Notley taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Great Notley water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Great Notley water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Great Notley water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Affinity Water or Anglian Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Great Notley CM77

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Great Notley 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
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Great Notley with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Great Notley Average Download Speed Great Notley Average Upload Speed
56.10 Mbps 18.10 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Great Notley. 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 UK households.

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

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Great Notley?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Great Notley.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Great Notley is what's available. Most homes in Great Notley can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

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

What are the different types of connection in Great Notley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Great Notley
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Great Notley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Great Notley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Great Notley.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Great Notley broadband cost

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Great Notley. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Great Notley. 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.

Great Notley Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Great Notley 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 keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Great Notley home is going to be important.

Great Notley broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Great Notley broadband internet is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Great Notley.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Great Notley have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Great Notley?

The average broadband speed in Great Notley is:

Great Notley Average Download Speed Great Notley Average Upload Speed
56.10 Mbps 18.10 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Great Notley, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Great Notley home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Great Notley.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 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 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 Great Notley

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Great Notley is 01376. If you're calling somebody in Great Notley, and you are in a different area, you must add 01376 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01376 Great Notley call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many telephone 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.

Electricity and Gas in Great Notley

People living in Great Notley can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Great Notley home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Great Notley distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Great Notley below.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Great Notley

The electricity distribution network operator for Great Notley 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 Great Notley

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

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%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. 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 fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Great Notley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Great Notley, we've found the five closest municipalities to Great Notley.

Closest five municipalities to Great Notley
Municipality Distance from Great Notley
Braintree 3.99 miles
Halstead 6.62 miles
Witham 6.71 miles
Bures 7.38 miles