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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Hatfield Peverel

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

About Hatfield Peverel, Essex

Hatfield Peverel CM3 has a population of 3,251 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Hatfield Peverel?

Hatfield Peverel water services are provided by Affinity Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Affinity Water, Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Hatfield Peverel

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

Affinity Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the 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
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Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the 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

Essex & Suffolk Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the 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

Calling a phone number for Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or is one of many options to discuss your Hatfield Peverel 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Affinity Water

If you prefer to write 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 write 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 write 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

Water rates in Hatfield Peverel

Water bill in Hatfield Peverel

Water rates in Hatfield Peverel are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Hatfield Peverel water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Hatfield Peverel water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hatfield Peverel

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Hatfield Peverel 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 Hatfield Peverel home.

Unmetered Customers in Hatfield Peverel

Customers who don't have a meter at their Hatfield Peverel home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Hatfield Peverel home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Hatfield Peverel is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hatfield Peverel water rates will 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Hatfield Peverel may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Hatfield Peverel?

The average water bill Hatfield Peverel residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Annual Water Bill
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 Hatfield Peverel water bill?

You will first need to register with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you register your details with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk 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 Hatfield Peverel bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Hatfield Peverel?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hatfield Peverel CM3, 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.

Hatfield Peverel Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Hatfield Peverel have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hatfield Peverel

Is the tap water in Hatfield Peverel safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hatfield Peverel come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hatfield Peverel:

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

Is the water hard in Hatfield Peverel

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 Hatfield Peverel is over 201ppm, this means the water in Hatfield Peverel is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

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

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You should add a water softener to the water in Hatfield Peverel.

  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.

Hatfield Peverel No Water

If you have no water in your Hatfield Peverel home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Hatfield Peverel.

If there is no water at your Hatfield Peverel home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Hatfield Peverel.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water for help. 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. Have a look at the Twitter account for Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Hatfield Peverel water leak or flooding

Hatfield Peverel water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Hatfield Peverel 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 Hatfield Peverel property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Hatfield Peverel taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Hatfield Peverel 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 infuse the Hatfield Peverel 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 Hatfield Peverel water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Hatfield Peverel CM3

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The speed of your internet connection at your Hatfield Peverel home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Hatfield Peverel with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Hatfield Peverel Average Download Speed Hatfield Peverel Average Upload Speed
62.00 Mbps 15.28 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Hatfield Peverel. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

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 Hatfield Peverel?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Hatfield Peverel.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Hatfield Peverel is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Hatfield Peverel should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes 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 because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hatfield Peverel?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Hatfield Peverel
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Hatfield Peverel homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hatfield Peverel.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Hatfield Peverel.
    • 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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Hatfield Peverel broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Hatfield Peverel. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Hatfield Peverel. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Hatfield Peverel Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Hatfield Peverel must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your 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 Hatfield Peverel home is going to be important.

Hatfield Peverel broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Hatfield Peverel broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hatfield Peverel.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Hatfield Peverel?

The average internet speed in Hatfield Peverel is:

Hatfield Peverel Average Download Speed Hatfield Peverel Average Upload Speed
62.00 Mbps 15.28 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Hatfield Peverel, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Hatfield Peverel home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Hatfield Peverel.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above and large file transfers or streaming your own video content on the web 100+ Mbps Broadband

What's the difference between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi?

2.4ghz and 5ghz are the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel 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 telephone area code for Hatfield Peverel

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Hatfield Peverel is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Hatfield Peverel, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Hatfield Peverel call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably 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 unsure whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? 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 Hatfield Peverel

Residents of Hatfield Peverel are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Hatfield Peverel home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Hatfield Peverel distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Hatfield Peverel right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Hatfield Peverel

The electricity distribution network operator for Hatfield Peverel 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 Hatfield Peverel

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

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%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, 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 Hatfield Peverel

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Hatfield Peverel, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Hatfield Peverel.

Closest five municipalities to Hatfield Peverel
Municipality Distance from Hatfield Peverel
Boreham -
Maylandsea -
Hanham 1.64 miles
Kingswood 1.64 miles
Frenchay 1.66 miles