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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hutton

Are you moving and want to know more about Hutton? Our utilities guide to Hutton will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Hutton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Hutton.

About Hutton, Somerset

Hutton BS24 has a population of 2,582 and is located in the county of Somerset. Somerset has a population of 560,631 people.

Who supplies my water in Hutton?

Hutton water services are provided by Bristol Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Bristol Water:

How to reach your water provider in Hutton

Calling a phone number for Bristol Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Hutton water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Bristol Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Bristol Water telephone number Bristol Water Emergency telephone number
0345 600 3600 0345 702 3797
8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm Sat, Bank holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to Bristol Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Bristol Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Bristol Water website.

If you prefer to send a letter to Bristol Water can do so by writing to the Bristol Water address below:

Bristol Water Address
Customer Services, BWBSL, 1 Clevedon Walk
Bristol
BS48 1WA

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

Bristol Water Email Address
customer.services@bwbsl.co.uk

Water rates in Hutton

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

Metered Customers in Hutton

Customers with a water meter at their Hutton 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 Bristol Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Hutton home.

Unmetered Customers in Hutton

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Hutton will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hutton water prices were 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? 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 Hutton may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Hutton?

The average water bill Hutton residents are billed is £16.83 per month, which is £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Hutton water bill?

You will first need to register with Bristol Water. Once you've registered an account with Bristol 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Hutton bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Bristol Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Hutton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hutton BS24, your water supplier is Bristol 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.

Hutton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hutton

Is tap water in Hutton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hutton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hutton:

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

How hard is the water in Hutton

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 in Hutton is more than 201ppm, this means the water in Hutton is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Hutton contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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

  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.

Hutton No Water

If you have no water in your Hutton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Hutton.

If there is no water at your Hutton 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 Hutton.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Bristol Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Bristol Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Bristol 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.

Hutton water leak or flooding

Hutton water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Hutton home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Hutton property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Bristol Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Bristol Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Hutton taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Hutton water this could be down to 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 Hutton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Hutton water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Bristol Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Hutton BS24

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Hutton 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?

Hutton Average Download Speed Hutton Average Upload Speed
51.75 Mbps 12.55 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Hutton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Hutton?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Hutton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Hutton is what's available. The majority of homes in Hutton should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Hutton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Hutton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Hutton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hutton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hutton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Hutton broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Hutton. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Hutton. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Hutton Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Hutton must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Hutton home is something to think about.

Hutton broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Hutton broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hutton.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Hutton ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Hutton?

The average broadband speed in Hutton is:

Hutton Average Download Speed Hutton Average Upload Speed
51.75 Mbps 12.55 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 is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Hutton, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Hutton property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Hutton.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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
Over 5 devices All the above plus 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Hutton

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Hutton is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Hutton, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Hutton call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make 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.

Gas and Electricity in Hutton

Residents of Hutton can choose their gas and electricity provider, 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.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Hutton home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Hutton distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hutton 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 responsible for Hutton

The electricity distribution network operator for Hutton is Western Power Distribution - South West. You can find the Western Power Distribution - South West contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - South West Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 6783 105
Email wpdnewsupplies@westernpower.co.uk
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Lostwithiel Road
Bodmin, Cornwall

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 Hutton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can 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 Hutton

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Hutton, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Hutton.