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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Laindon

Are you moving and want to know more about Laindon? Our complete guide to utilities in Laindon will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Laindon water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Laindon.

About Laindon, Essex

Laindon SS15 is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Laindon?

Laindon water services are supplied by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Laindon

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Laindon water problems.

Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone 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
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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 phone number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency phone number
0345 782 0111 0800 526 337
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am to 1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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

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

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

Customer that want to post 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

Customers that would rather email Essex & Suffolk Water, you should use the following email address:

Essex & Suffolk Water Email Address
webcustaccs@eswater.co.uk

Price of water in Laindon

Water bill in Laindon

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

Metered Customers in Laindon

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Laindon house will pay an annual fixed 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 or Essex & Suffolk Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Laindon home.

Unmetered Customers in Laindon

Customers who don't have a meter at their Laindon home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Laindon home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Laindon will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Laindon water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Laindon might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Laindon?

The average water bill Laindon residents are charged can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Laindon water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you register your details with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Laindon bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your 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 Laindon?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Laindon SS15, your water suppliers are 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.

Laindon Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Laindon

Is the tap water in Laindon safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Laindon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Laindon:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Laindon

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 Laindon is higher than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Laindon is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Laindon 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. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Laindon.

  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.

Laindon No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Laindon home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Laindon.

If there is no water at your Laindon home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Laindon.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Laindon water leak or flooding

Laindon water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Laindon 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 Laindon property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Laindon taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Laindon 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 impermeate the Laindon water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Laindon water.

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

Broadband in Laindon SS15

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Laindon 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?

Laindon Average Download Speed Laindon Average Upload Speed
76.25 Mbps 15.40 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Laindon. 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 internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Laindon?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Laindon.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Laindon is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Laindon can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Laindon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Laindon
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, 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 connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Laindon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Laindon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Laindon.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Laindon broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Laindon. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Laindon. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Laindon Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Laindon should also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Laindon home will be an important thing to consider.

Laindon broadband technical support

Finally, the customer service of your Laindon broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Laindon.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Laindon?

The average speed of broadband in Laindon is:

Laindon Average Download Speed Laindon Average Upload Speed
76.25 Mbps 15.40 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Laindon, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Laindon house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Laindon.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 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 less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Laindon

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Laindon is 01268. If you call someone in Laindon, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01268 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01268 Laindon call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

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

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Laindon

Residents in Laindon can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the Laindon distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Laindon in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Laindon

The electricity distribution network operator for Laindon 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 Laindon

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. 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 electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 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 strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Laindon

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Laindon, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Laindon.

Closest five municipalities to Laindon
Municipality Distance from Laindon
Langdon Hills 2.52 miles
Basildon 3.42 miles
Herongate 3.49 miles
Ingrave 3.49 miles