Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Haxey

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

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About Haxey, Lincolnshire

Haxey DN9 has a population of 2,153 and is located in the county of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire has a population of 756,920 people.

Who supplies my water in Haxey?

Haxey water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, Severn Trent, and Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water providers in Haxey

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Haxey water issues.

Anglian Water telephone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main telephone numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water telephone number Anglian Water Emergency telephone 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

Severn Trent telephone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main telephone numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

Severn Trent telephone number Severn Trent Emergency telephone number
0345 750 0500 0800 783 4444
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Bank Holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Yorkshire Water telephone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main telephone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water, Severn Trent, Yorkshire Water, or is one of many options to talk about your Haxey water issues.

Write to Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water, Severn Trent or Yorkshire 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 must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]lianwater.co.uk

Severn Trent

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

Severn Trent Address
PO Box 407
Darlington
DL1 9WD

If you would like to email Severn Trent, you must use the following email address:

Severn Trent Email Address
[email protected]

Yorkshire Water

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

Yorkshire Water Address
Western House, Halifax Road
Bradford
BD6 2SZ
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Water rates in Haxey

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

Metered Customers in Haxey

Customers that have a water meter at their Haxey home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Haxey home.

Unmetered Customers in Haxey

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Haxey home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Haxey home.

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

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

How much is the average water bill in Haxey?

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

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Annual Water Bill
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
Yorkshire Water £15.50 £186

How do I pay my Haxey water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire 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 Haxey bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire 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 Haxey?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Haxey DN9, your water suppliers are Anglian Water, Severn Trent and Yorkshire 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.

Haxey Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Haxey

Is tap water in Haxey safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Haxey come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Haxey:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Haxey

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 Haxey is higher than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Haxey is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Haxey contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Haxey.

  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.

Haxey No Water

If you have no water in your Haxey home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Haxey.

If there is no water at your Haxey 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 Haxey.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  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.

Haxey water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Haxey property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Haxey taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Haxey 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 Haxey water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water, Severn Trent, or Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

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Broadband in Haxey DN9

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Haxey home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Haxey with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Haxey Average Download Speed Haxey Average Upload Speed
52.00 Mbps 11.73 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Haxey. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Haxey?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Haxey.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Haxey is what's available. Whilst many homes in Haxey can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Haxey?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Haxey
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Haxey homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Haxey.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Haxey.
    • 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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Haxey broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Haxey. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Haxey. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Haxey Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Haxey also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Haxey home is going to be important.

Haxey broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Haxey broadband internet 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 provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Haxey.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Haxey?

The average speed of broadband in Haxey is:

Haxey Average Download Speed Haxey Average Upload Speed
52.00 Mbps 11.73 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of 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 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 Haxey, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Haxey property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Haxey.

Main 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
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the telephone area code for Haxey

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Haxey is 01806. When making a call to someone in Haxey, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Haxey call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, 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, you should ask your provider before you make the call 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Haxey

Residents of Haxey can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is 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 Haxey home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Haxey distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Haxey in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Haxey

The electricity distribution network operator for Haxey is Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire. You can find the Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 375 675
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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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

Power Generation near Haxey

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

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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 small amount was produced from other kinds 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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Haxey

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

Closest five municipalities to Haxey
Municipality Distance from Haxey
Finningley -
Owston Ferry -
Harworth 2.25 miles
Wadworth 2.25 miles
Tickhill 2.25 miles