Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Landwade

If you just moved and have some questions about Landwade? Our utilities guide to Landwade will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Landwade water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Landwade.

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About Landwade, Cambridgeshire

Landwade CB8 is located in the county of Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire has a population of 653,412 people.

Who supplies my water in Landwade?

Landwade water services are provided by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Cambridge Water:

How to reach your water providers in Landwade

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water or Cambridge Water is one of many options to deal with your Landwade water account.

Anglian Water telephone numbers

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

Anglian Water contact number Anglian Water Emergency contact 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

Cambridge Water telephone numbers

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

Cambridge Water contact number Cambridge Water Emergency contact 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 get in touch with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on 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
[email protected]

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
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Cost of water in Landwade

Water bill in Landwade

Water rates in Landwade depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Landwade water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Landwade water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Landwade

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Landwade 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 Cambridge Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Landwade home.

Unmetered Customers in Landwade

Customers without a meter at their Landwade home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Landwade home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Landwade will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Landwade 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? 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 Landwade might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Landwade?

The average water bill Landwade residents are billed will depend on which water company supplies your home. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Per Year
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Cambridge Water £12.33 £148

How do I pay my Landwade 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 Landwade bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 Landwade?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Landwade CB8, 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.

Landwade Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Landwade

Is the tap water in Landwade safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Landwade come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Landwade:

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

Is the water hard in Landwade

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Landwade 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. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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

  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.

Landwade No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Landwade home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Landwade.

If there is no water at your Landwade home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Landwade.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 Cambridge Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Landwade water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Landwade property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  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, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Landwade taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Landwade 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 Landwade 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 Landwade water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water via the contact channels listed above.

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Broadband in Landwade CB8

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The speed of your internet connection at your Landwade home depends 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 how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Landwade 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?

Landwade Average Download Speed Landwade Average Upload Speed
63.50 Mbps 15.30 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Landwade. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Landwade?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Landwade.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Landwade is the availability. Whilst many homes in Landwade can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Landwade?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Landwade
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre 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.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Landwade homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Landwade.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Landwade.
    • 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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Landwade broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Landwade. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Landwade. 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.

Landwade Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Landwade must also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Landwade home is something to think about.

Landwade broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Landwade broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Landwade.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Landwade have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Landwade?

The average broadband speed in Landwade is:

Landwade Average Download Speed Landwade Average Upload Speed
63.50 Mbps 15.30 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 Landwade, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Landwade property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Landwade.

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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus 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 don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the landline area code in Landwade

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Landwade is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Landwade, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Landwade call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional 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 calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Landwade

Residents in Landwade can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

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

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Landwade distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Landwade in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Landwade

The electricity distribution network operator for Landwade 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 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

Power Generation near Landwade

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

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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%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors 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 is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Landwade

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