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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Levington

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

About Levington, Suffolk

Levington IP10 has a population of 259 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Levington?

Levington water services are provided by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to reach your water provider in Levington

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Levington water problems.

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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Write to Anglian Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water website.

If you prefer to write 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 would like to email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Levington

Water bill in Levington

Water rates in Levington will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Levington water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Levington water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Levington

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

Unmetered Customers in Levington

Customers without a meter at their Levington home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Levington home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Levington is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Levington 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, getting a water meter for your Levington might work out cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Levington?

The average water bill Levington residents are being charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Levington 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Levington bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian 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 Levington?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Levington IP10, 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.

Levington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Levington

Is water from the tap in Levington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Levington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Levington:

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

How hard is the water in Levington

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 Levington is over 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Levington is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Levington 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 it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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

  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.

Levington No Water

If you have no water in your Levington home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Levington.

If there is no water at your Levington home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Levington.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Levington water leak or flooding

Levington water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Levington home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

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

  1. Ring Anglian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Levington taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Levington water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Levington water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Levington water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Levington IP10

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Levington with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Levington Average Download Speed Levington Average Upload Speed
60.00 Mbps 12.10 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Levington. 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 parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Levington?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Levington.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Levington is what's available. Whilst many homes in Levington should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Levington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Levington
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Levington homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Levington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Levington.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Levington broadband cost

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Levington. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Levington. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Levington Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Levington must 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.

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

Levington broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Levington broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Levington.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Levington?

The average broadband speed in Levington is:

Levington Average Download Speed Levington Average Upload Speed
60.00 Mbps 12.10 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Levington, 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 Levington property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Levington.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Levington

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Levington is 01806. If you call someone in Levington, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Levington call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Levington

Residents of Levington are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Levington home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Levington distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Levington in this section.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Levington

The electricity distribution network operator for Levington 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 Levington

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

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%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations 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 currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Levington

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Levington, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Levington.

Closest five municipalities to Levington
Municipality Distance from Levington
Nacton -
Rushmere St Andrew 3.54 miles
Kesgrave 3.54 miles
Martlesham Heath 3.54 miles
Ravenswood 3.76 miles