Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Lavendon

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

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About Lavendon, Buckinghamshire

Lavendon MK46 has a population of 1,303 and is located in the county of Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire has a population of 543,128 people.

Who supplies my water in Lavendon?

Lavendon water services are provided by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Lavendon

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Lavendon water problems.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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

Write to Anglian Water

You can also write to Anglian Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water website.

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
[email protected]
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Price of water in Lavendon

Water bill in Lavendon

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

Metered Customers in Lavendon

Customers with a water meter at their Lavendon home will pay a fixed annual 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Lavendon home.

Unmetered Customers in Lavendon

Customers who don't have a meter at their Lavendon 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 Lavendon home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Lavendon will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Lavendon water rates will 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 you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Lavendon could be 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 Lavendon?

The average water bill Lavendon residents are being charged is £16.83 monthly, which works out at £202 annually.

How do I pay my Lavendon water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water. After you register your details with Anglian 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 Lavendon bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian 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 Lavendon?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Lavendon MK46, 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.

Lavendon Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Lavendon have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Lavendon

Is the tap water in Lavendon safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Lavendon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Lavendon:

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

How hard is the water in Lavendon

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 Lavendon is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Lavendon is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Lavendon higher than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Lavendon.

  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.

Lavendon No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Lavendon 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 Lavendon.

If there is no water at your Lavendon 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 Lavendon.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian 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.

Lavendon water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Lavendon property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Anglian Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Lavendon taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Lavendon water this could be down 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 Lavendon water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Lavendon 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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Internet in Lavendon MK46

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Lavendon with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Lavendon Average Download Speed Lavendon Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Lavendon. 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 households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one available.

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Lavendon.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Lavendon is the availability. Whilst many homes in Lavendon can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Lavendon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Lavendon
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Lavendon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Lavendon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Lavendon.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Lavendon broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Lavendon. You will see many broadband providers are 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 when you sign up for a broadband connection in Lavendon. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Lavendon Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Lavendon 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 stay in touch with work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Lavendon home will be an important thing to consider.

Lavendon broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Lavendon internet connection is of utmost importance. 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 in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Lavendon.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Lavendon?

The average internet speed in Lavendon is:

Lavendon Average Download Speed Lavendon Average Upload Speed
91.70 Mbps 42.90 Mbps

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

To put it 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of 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 Lavendon, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Lavendon home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Lavendon.

Usual Internet habits 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 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone area code for Lavendon

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Lavendon is 01806. When making a call to someone in Lavendon, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Lavendon call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 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 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Lavendon

Residents of Lavendon are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Lavendon home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Lavendon distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Lavendon below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Lavendon

The electricity distribution network operator for Lavendon is Western Power Distribution - East Midlands. You can find the Western Power Distribution - East Midlands contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - East Midlands Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 678 3105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Toll End Road
Tipton
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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 Lavendon

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was 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 generated from fossil fuels varies 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, 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, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Lavendon

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Lavendon, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Lavendon.