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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Bealings

If you've moved and have questions about Little Bealings? Our utilities guide to Little Bealings will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Little Bealings water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Little Bealings.

About Little Bealings, Suffolk

Little Bealings IP13 has a population of 420 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Bealings?

Little Bealings 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 Little Bealings

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Little Bealings water account.

Anglian Water telephone numbers

In the table below you will find the telephone 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
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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 telephone number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency telephone 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Anglian Water

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 want to email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

If you prefer to write 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 should use the following email address:

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

Water rates in Little Bealings

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Water rates in Little Bealings are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Little Bealings water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Little Bealings water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Little Bealings

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Little Bealings house will pay an annual fixed 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Little Bealings home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Bealings

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Little Bealings is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Little Bealings water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Little Bealings may save you money.

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 Little Bealings?

The average water bill Little Bealings residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Water Bill Per Year
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Little Bealings water bill?

You will first 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 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 Little Bealings bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for 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 Little Bealings?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Bealings IP13, 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.

Little Bealings Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Little Bealings have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Bealings

Is the tap water in Little Bealings safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Little Bealings come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Little Bealings:

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

How hard is the water in Little Bealings

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 Little Bealings is over 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Little Bealings is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Little Bealings 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.

Selectra recommends

Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Little Bealings.

  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.

Little Bealings No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Little Bealings home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Little Bealings.

If there is no water at your Little Bealings home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Little Bealings.

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. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Little Bealings water leak or flooding

Little Bealings water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Little Bealings home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Little Bealings property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring 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, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Little Bealings taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Little Bealings 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 Little Bealings water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Little Bealings 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 via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Little Bealings IP13

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Little Bealings home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

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

Little Bealings Average Download Speed Little Bealings Average Upload Speed
50.45 Mbps 11.55 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Little Bealings. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households 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 available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Little Bealings?

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. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Little Bealings.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Little Bealings is the issue of availability. Most homes in Little Bealings can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

What are the different types of connection in Little Bealings?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Little Bealings
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Little Bealings homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Little Bealings.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Little Bealings.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Little Bealings broadband cost

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Little Bealings. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Little Bealings. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Little Bealings Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Little Bealings should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with 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 meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Little Bealings home is something to think about.

Little Bealings broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Little Bealings broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Little Bealings.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Little Bealings?

The average broadband speed in Little Bealings is:

Little Bealings Average Download Speed Little Bealings Average Upload Speed
50.45 Mbps 11.55 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 - 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Little Bealings, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Little Bealings house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Little Bealings.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Little Bealings

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

How much does an 01806 Little Bealings call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost 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 the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? 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 Little Bealings

Residents in Little Bealings are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Little Bealings home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Little Bealings distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Little Bealings right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Little Bealings

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Bealings 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 Little Bealings

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of 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 produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Little Bealings

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Little Bealings, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Little Bealings.

Closest five municipalities to Little Bealings
Municipality Distance from Little Bealings
Laxfield -
Creeting St. Mary 3.22 miles
Witnesham 3.22 miles