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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Great Wratting

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

About Great Wratting, Essex

Great Wratting CB9 has a population of 196 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Great Wratting?

Great Wratting water services are provided by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, and Cambridge Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Great Wratting

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water or Cambridge Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Great Wratting water issues.

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
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Cambridge Water contact numbers

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

Cambridge Water phone number Cambridge Water Emergency phone number
01223 706050 0800 316 7676
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Cambridge Water

You can also get in touch with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website.

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 would like to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cambridge Water

Customer that want to post a letter to Cambridge Water can do so by writing to the Cambridge Water address below:

Cambridge Water Address
PO Box 7040, Green Lane
Walsall
WS1 9QG

Price of water in Great Wratting

Water bill in Great Wratting

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

Metered Customers in Great Wratting

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Great Wratting 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 or Cambridge Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Great Wratting home.

Unmetered Customers in Great Wratting

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Great Wratting home have 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 Wratting home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Great Wratting will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Great Wratting 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Great Wratting might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Great Wratting?

The average water bill Great Wratting residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Annual Water Bill
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Cambridge Water £12.33 £148
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How do I pay my Great Wratting water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water. After you've registered with Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 Wratting bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 Wratting?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Great Wratting CB9, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Cambridge 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 Wratting Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Great Wratting have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Great Wratting

Is tap water in Great Wratting safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Great Wratting come from?

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

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

Is the water hard in Great Wratting

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Great Wratting 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 your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

You should add a water softener to the water in Great Wratting.

  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 Wratting No Water

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

If there is no water at your Great Wratting home, is the problem 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 Wratting.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Cambridge Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, they will often tweet 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 Wratting water leak or flooding

Great Wratting water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Great Wratting home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Great Wratting property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Anglian Water or Cambridge Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Great Wratting taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Great Wratting water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Great Wratting CB9

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The broadband speed you get at your Great Wratting home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Great Wratting with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Great Wratting Average Download Speed Great Wratting Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Great Wratting. 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 UK households.

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 Great Wratting?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Great Wratting.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Great Wratting is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Great Wratting should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Great Wratting?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Great Wratting
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Great Wratting homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Great Wratting.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Great Wratting.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Great Wratting broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Great Wratting. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Great Wratting. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Great Wratting Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Great Wratting must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work 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 Great Wratting home is going to be important.

Great Wratting broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer service of your Great Wratting broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have 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 efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Great Wratting.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Great Wratting have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Great Wratting?

The average speed of broadband in Great Wratting is:

Great Wratting Average Download Speed Great Wratting Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Great Wratting, 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 Wratting property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table to find out what sort of download speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Great Wratting.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Great Wratting

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Great Wratting is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Great Wratting, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Great Wratting 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. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional 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 so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Great Wratting

Residents in Great Wratting are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied 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 connects your Great Wratting home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Great Wratting distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Great Wratting in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Great Wratting

The electricity distribution network operator for Great Wratting 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 Wratting

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

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%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Great Wratting

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Great Wratting, we've found the closest five municipalities to Great Wratting.

Closest five municipalities to Great Wratting
Municipality Distance from Great Wratting
Sturmer 0.01 miles
Steeple Bumpstead 0.01 miles
Little Wratting 0.01 miles
Little Thurlow 0.01 miles
Little Bradley 0.01 miles