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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Langdon Hills

If you just moved and have some questions about Langdon Hills? Our utilities guide to Langdon Hills is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Langdon Hills water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Langdon Hills.

About Langdon Hills, Essex

Langdon Hills SS16 has a population of 9,064 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Langdon Hills?

Langdon Hills water services are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Langdon Hills

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many options to deal with your Langdon Hills water issues.

Anglian Water telephone numbers

In the table below you will find the 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
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Essex & Suffolk Water telephone numbers

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

Essex & Suffolk Water contact number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency contact 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

If you want to email Anglian Water, you must 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

If you want to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Price of water in Langdon Hills

Water bill in Langdon Hills

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

Metered Customers in Langdon Hills

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Langdon Hills home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. 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 Langdon Hills home.

Unmetered Customers in Langdon Hills

Customers without a meter at their Langdon Hills home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Langdon Hills home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Langdon Hills is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Langdon Hills 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Langdon Hills could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Langdon Hills?

The average water bill Langdon Hills residents are billed will depend on which water company supplies your home. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Langdon Hills water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Once you've registered an account 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 Langdon Hills bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Langdon Hills?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Langdon Hills SS16, 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.

Langdon Hills Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Langdon Hills

Is water from the tap in Langdon Hills safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Langdon Hills come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Langdon Hills:

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

How hard is the water in Langdon Hills

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Langdon Hills 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 your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Langdon Hills.

  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.

Langdon Hills No Water

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

If there is no water at your Langdon Hills 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 Langdon Hills.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Langdon Hills water leak or flooding

Langdon Hills water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Langdon Hills 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 Langdon Hills property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Langdon Hills taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Langdon Hills 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 infuse the Langdon Hills 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 Langdon Hills water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Langdon Hills SS16

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Langdon Hills with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Langdon Hills Average Download Speed Langdon Hills Average Upload Speed
76.25 Mbps 15.40 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Langdon Hills. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available 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 available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Langdon Hills?

In 2022, the internet is about 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 that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Langdon Hills.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Langdon Hills is what's available. The majority of homes in Langdon Hills should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Langdon Hills?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Langdon Hills
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Langdon Hills homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Langdon Hills.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Langdon Hills.
    • 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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Langdon Hills broadband price

Langdon Hills broadband bill

You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Langdon Hills. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially 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 sign up to a internet connection in Langdon Hills. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Langdon Hills Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Langdon Hills should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, 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 meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Langdon Hills home is going to be important.

Langdon Hills broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Langdon Hills broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Langdon Hills.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Langdon Hills have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Langdon Hills?

The average speed of broadband in Langdon Hills is:

Langdon Hills Average Download Speed Langdon Hills Average Upload Speed
76.25 Mbps 15.40 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Langdon Hills, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Langdon Hills property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should take for a broadband service in Langdon Hills.

Usual Internet habits 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
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Langdon Hills

Corded telephone area code Langdon Hills

The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Langdon Hills is 01268. If you call someone in Langdon Hills, and you are in a different area, you must add 01268 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01268 Langdon Hills call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call should 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 calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Langdon Hills

Residents of Langdon Hills are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Langdon Hills home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Langdon Hills distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Langdon Hills below.

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 Langdon Hills

The electricity distribution network operator for Langdon Hills 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 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 Langdon Hills

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

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 fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Langdon Hills

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Langdon Hills, we've found the five closest municipalities to Langdon Hills.

Closest five municipalities to Langdon Hills
Municipality Distance from Langdon Hills
Basildon 1.03 miles
Laindon 2.52 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 2.72 miles
Corringham 2.72 miles
South Benfleet 3.09 miles