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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Kedington

If you just moved and have some questions about Kedington? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Kedington will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Kedington water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Kedington.

About Kedington, Essex

Kedington CB9 has a population of 1,849 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Kedington?

Kedington 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 Kedington

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Cambridge Water is one of many options to talk about your Kedington water problems.

Anglian Water contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact 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
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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 telephone number Cambridge Water Emergency telephone 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 write to Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website.

Anglian Water

If you prefer to send 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 want to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cambridge Water

If you prefer to send 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 Kedington

Water bill in Kedington

Water rates in Kedington will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Kedington water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Kedington water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Kedington

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

Unmetered Customers in Kedington

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

Water rates for unmetered customers in Kedington is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Kedington 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Kedington 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 Kedington?

The average water bill Kedington residents are billed varies between water suppliers. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

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

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water. After you register your details 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 Kedington bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Kedington?

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

Kedington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Kedington

Is water from the tap in Kedington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Kedington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Kedington:

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

How hard is the water in Kedington

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 Kedington is more than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Kedington is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Kedington 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. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Kedington.

  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.

Kedington No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Kedington 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 Kedington.

If there is no water at your Kedington home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Kedington.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Cambridge Water for assistance. 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 information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Kedington water leak or flooding

Kedington water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Kedington home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Contact Anglian Water or Cambridge Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Kedington taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Kedington water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Kedington water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Kedington water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water or Cambridge Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Kedington CB9

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The speed of your internet connection at your Kedington home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Kedington with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Kedington Average Download Speed Kedington Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Kedington. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes 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.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Kedington?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Kedington.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Kedington is what's available. Most homes in Kedington can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Kedington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Kedington
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Kedington homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Kedington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Kedington.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Kedington broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Kedington. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Kedington. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Kedington Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Kedington must also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your 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 Kedington home will be an important thing to consider.

Kedington broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Kedington internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Kedington.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Kedington ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Kedington?

The average broadband speed in Kedington is:

Kedington Average Download Speed Kedington Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 a green box on your street in Kedington, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Kedington property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should choose when getting connected in Kedington.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Kedington

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

How much does an 01806 Kedington call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Kedington

Residents in Kedington are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Kedington distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Kedington 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 Kedington

The electricity distribution network operator for Kedington 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

There are six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Kedington

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Kedington

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Kedington, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Kedington.

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