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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Great Warley

If you just moved and have some questions about Great Warley? Our complete guide to utilities in Great Warley is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Great Warley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Great Warley.

About Great Warley, Essex

Great Warley CM13 has a population of 5,973 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Great Warley?

Great Warley water services are supplied by Affinity Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, and Thames Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Great Warley

Calling a phone number for Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many options to discuss your Great Warley water issues.

Affinity Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone 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

Anglian Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone 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
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Essex & Suffolk Water phone numbers

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

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

Thames Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.

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

Calling a phone number for Affinity Water is one of many options to discuss your Great Warley water issues.

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

You can also get in touch with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Thames Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Thames 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 would like to email Anglian Water, you should 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 would like to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you should use the following email address:

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

Thames Water

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 would like to email Thames Water, you should use the following email address:

Thames Water Email Address
customer.feedback@thameswater.co.uk

Price of water in Great Warley

Water bill in Great Warley

Water rates in Great Warley will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Great Warley water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Great Warley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Great Warley

Customers that have a water meter at their Great Warley 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, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Great Warley home.

Unmetered Customers in Great Warley

Customers without a meter at their Great Warley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Great Warley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Great Warley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Great Warley 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? 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 Great Warley could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Great Warley?

The average water bill Great Warley residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Water Bill Annually
Affinity Water £16.67 £200
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
Thames Water £19.33 £232
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How do I pay my Great Warley water bill?

You will first need to register with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water. After you register your details with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options 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 Great Warley 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. When you set up your Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or 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 Great Warley?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Great Warley CM13, your water suppliers are Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water and 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.

Great Warley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Great Warley

Is the tap water in Great Warley safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Great Warley. You can rest assured that Great Warley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Great Warley water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, that means your tap water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Great Warley water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Great Warley come from?

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

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

What's the water hardness rating in Great Warley

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 Great Warley is more than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Great Warley is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Great Warley contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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.

Selectra recommends

Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Great Warley.

  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 Warley No Water

If you have no water in your Great Warley 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 Great Warley.

If there is no water at your Great Warley home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Great Warley.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Great Warley water leak or flooding

Great Warley water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Great Warley 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 Warley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or 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 Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Great Warley taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Great Warley water this could be down 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 Great Warley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Great Warley water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Great Warley CM13

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The speed of your internet connection at your Great Warley home depends on several factors such as:

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

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average connection speed for Great Warley with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Great Warley Average Download Speed Great Warley Average Upload Speed
70.98 Mbps 15.10 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Great Warley. 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 it is the only means of connection that's available.

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Great Warley.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Great Warley is what's available. The majority of homes in Great Warley should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Great Warley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Great Warley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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 the majority of Great Warley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Great Warley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Great Warley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Great Warley broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Great Warley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Great Warley. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Great Warley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Great Warley should also be considered, with many of us 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 streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Great Warley home is going to be important.

Great Warley broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Great Warley broadband connection 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 quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Great Warley.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Great Warley have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Great Warley?

The average speed of broadband in Great Warley is:

Great Warley Average Download Speed Great Warley Average Upload Speed
70.98 Mbps 15.10 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 - this type of connection has speeds 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 a green box on your street in Great Warley, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Great Warley property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Great Warley.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices 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
5 devices or more 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Great Warley

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Great Warley is 01277. When making a call to someone in Great Warley, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01277 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01277 Great Warley call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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 to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Great Warley

Residents of Great Warley are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Great Warley home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Great Warley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Great Warley below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Great Warley

The electricity distribution network operator for Great Warley 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Great Warley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Great Warley

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