A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Billington

Are you moving and want to know more about Little Billington? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Little Billington will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Little Billington water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Little Billington.

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About Little Billington, Bedfordshire

Little Billington LU7 has a population of 291 and is located in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire has a population of 669,338 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Billington?

Little Billington water services are supplied by Anglian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to reach your water provider in Little Billington

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Little Billington water account.

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

Write to Anglian Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water website.

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

Customers that would rather email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in Little Billington

Water bill in Little Billington

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

Metered Customers in Little Billington

Customers that have a water meter at their Little Billington 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Little Billington home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Billington

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Little Billington home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Little Billington home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Little Billington is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Little Billington 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 Little Billington may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Little Billington?

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

How do I pay my Little Billington water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Billington bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Anglian Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Little Billington?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Billington LU7, 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.

Little Billington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Billington

Is water from the tap in Little Billington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Little Billington come from?

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

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

What's the water hardness rating in Little Billington

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 in Little Billington is more than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Little Billington is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Little Billington 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 the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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

  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 Billington No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Little Billington 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 Little Billington.

If there is no water at your Little Billington home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Little Billington.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Little Billington water leak or flooding

Little Billington water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Little Billington 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 Little Billington 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 have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Little Billington taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Little Billington 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 Little Billington 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 Billington water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Anglian Water using the contact information above.

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Internet in Little Billington LU7

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Little Billington home is dependant upon several factors such as:

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

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Little Billington with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Little Billington Average Download Speed Little Billington Average Upload Speed
79.13 Mbps 17.87 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Little Billington. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Little Billington.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Little Billington is what's available. Whilst many homes in Little Billington can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Little Billington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Little Billington
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called '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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Little Billington homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Little Billington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Little Billington.
    • 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 Billington broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Little Billington. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Little Billington. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Little Billington Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Little Billington should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Little Billington home is something to think about.

Little Billington broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Little Billington broadband internet is of utmost importance. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Little Billington.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Little Billington have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Little Billington?

The average speed of broadband in Little Billington is:

Little Billington Average Download Speed Little Billington Average Upload Speed
79.13 Mbps 17.87 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Little Billington, 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 Little Billington property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

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 what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Little Billington.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Little Billington

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Little Billington is 01296. When making a call to someone in Little Billington, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01296 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01296 Little Billington call cost?

If calls are 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, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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.

Electricity and Gas in Little Billington

Residents of Little Billington are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

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

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Little Billington distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Little Billington right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Little Billington

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Billington 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 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 Little Billington

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

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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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Close By Little Billington

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Little Billington, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Little Billington.