A Complete Guide to Utilities in Ivinghoe Aston

If you've moved and have questions about Ivinghoe Aston? Our utilities guide to Ivinghoe Aston is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Ivinghoe Aston water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Ivinghoe Aston.

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About Ivinghoe Aston, Bedfordshire

Ivinghoe Aston LU7 has a population of 965 and is located in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire has a population of 669,338 people.

Who supplies my water in Ivinghoe Aston?

Ivinghoe Aston water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Ivinghoe Aston

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Ivinghoe Aston water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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

Write to Anglian Water

You can also write to Anglian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water website.

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

Customers that would rather email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in Ivinghoe Aston

Water bill in Ivinghoe Aston

Water rates in Ivinghoe Aston are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Ivinghoe Aston water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Ivinghoe Aston water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Ivinghoe Aston

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Ivinghoe Aston house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Ivinghoe Aston home.

Unmetered Customers in Ivinghoe Aston

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Ivinghoe Aston home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Ivinghoe Aston home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Ivinghoe Aston is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Ivinghoe Aston water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Ivinghoe Aston 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 Ivinghoe Aston?

The average water bill Ivinghoe Aston residents are billed is £16.83 each month, that's £202 a year.

How do I pay my Ivinghoe Aston water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian 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 Ivinghoe Aston bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Ivinghoe Aston?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Ivinghoe Aston LU7, your water supplier is Anglian 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.

Ivinghoe Aston Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Ivinghoe Aston

Is the tap water in Ivinghoe Aston safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Ivinghoe Aston come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Ivinghoe Aston:

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

Is the water hard in Ivinghoe Aston

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 rating for water hardness in Ivinghoe Aston is over 201ppm, this means the water in Ivinghoe Aston is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Ivinghoe Aston contains a higher amount 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. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Ivinghoe Aston.

  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.

Ivinghoe Aston No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Ivinghoe Aston home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Ivinghoe Aston.

If there is no water at your Ivinghoe Aston home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Ivinghoe Aston.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Ivinghoe Aston water leak or flooding

Ivinghoe Aston water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Ivinghoe Aston 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 Ivinghoe Aston property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Anglian Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Ivinghoe Aston taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Ivinghoe Aston water this could be down to 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 impermeate the Ivinghoe Aston water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Ivinghoe Aston water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Anglian Water via the contact channels listed above.

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Broadband Speed in Ivinghoe Aston LU7

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Ivinghoe Aston Average Download Speed Ivinghoe Aston Average Upload Speed
79.13 Mbps 17.87 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Ivinghoe Aston. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Ivinghoe Aston?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Ivinghoe Aston.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Ivinghoe Aston is the issue of availability. Most homes in Ivinghoe Aston should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years 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 Ivinghoe Aston?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Ivinghoe Aston
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Ivinghoe Aston homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Ivinghoe Aston.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Ivinghoe Aston.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Ivinghoe Aston broadband price

Ivinghoe Aston broadband bill

You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Ivinghoe Aston. 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. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Ivinghoe Aston. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Ivinghoe Aston Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Ivinghoe Aston also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Ivinghoe Aston home is going to be important.

Ivinghoe Aston broadband technical support

Lastly, the technical support for your Ivinghoe Aston internet connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Ivinghoe Aston.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Ivinghoe Aston have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Ivinghoe Aston?

The average broadband speed in Ivinghoe Aston is:

Ivinghoe Aston Average Download Speed Ivinghoe Aston Average Upload Speed
79.13 Mbps 17.87 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 speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Ivinghoe Aston, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Ivinghoe Aston house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should take for a broadband service in Ivinghoe Aston.

Frequent 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 of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the landline area code in Ivinghoe Aston

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Ivinghoe Aston is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Ivinghoe Aston, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Ivinghoe Aston call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Ivinghoe Aston

Residents in Ivinghoe Aston are able to 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 local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Ivinghoe Aston home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Ivinghoe Aston distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Ivinghoe Aston 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 Ivinghoe Aston

The electricity distribution network operator for Ivinghoe Aston 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 [email protected]
Website https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/
Address 237 Southwark Bridge Road
London
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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

Power Generation near Ivinghoe Aston

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Ivinghoe Aston

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Ivinghoe Aston, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Ivinghoe Aston.