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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Wratting

If you just moved and have some questions about Little Wratting? Our complete guide to utilities in Little Wratting will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Little Wratting water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Little Wratting.

About Little Wratting, Essex

Little Wratting CB9 has a population of 147 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Wratting?

Little Wratting water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Cambridge Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Little Wratting

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water or Cambridge Water is one of many options to discuss your Little Wratting water problems.

Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water phone number Anglian Water Emergency phone 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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Cambridge Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Cambridge Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Cambridge Water phone number Cambridge Water Emergency phone number
01223 706050 0800 316 7676
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Cambridge Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 would like to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cambridge Water

If you prefer to write a letter to Cambridge Water can do so by writing to the Cambridge Water address below:

Cambridge Water Address
PO Box 7040, Green Lane
Walsall
WS1 9QG

Cost of water in Little Wratting

Water bill in Little Wratting

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

Metered Customers in Little Wratting

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Little Wratting property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 or Cambridge Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Little Wratting home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Wratting

Customers without a meter at their Little Wratting home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Little Wratting home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Little Wratting is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Little Wratting water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Little Wratting 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 Wratting?

The average water bill Little Wratting residents are charged can differ between suppliers in your area. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Annual Water Bill
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Cambridge Water £12.33 £148
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How do I pay my Little Wratting water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 Little Wratting bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 Little Wratting?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Wratting CB9, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Cambridge 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 Wratting Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Wratting

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

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Little Wratting. You can rest assured that Little Wratting water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Little Wratting water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Little Wratting water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Little Wratting come from?

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

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

How hard is the water in Little Wratting

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Little Wratting contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 Little Wratting.

  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 Wratting No Water

If you have no water in your Little Wratting home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Little Wratting.

If there is no water at your Little Wratting home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Little Wratting.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Cambridge Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Little Wratting water leak or flooding

Little Wratting water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Little Wratting 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 Wratting property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Anglian Water or Cambridge 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 Cambridge Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Little Wratting taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Little Wratting 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 Little Wratting water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Little Wratting water.

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

Broadband Speed in Little Wratting CB9

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Little Wratting with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Little Wratting Average Download Speed Little Wratting Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Little Wratting. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection that's available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Little Wratting?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just 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 covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Little Wratting.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Little Wratting is the availability. The majority of homes in Little Wratting should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Little Wratting?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Little Wratting
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds 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 Wratting homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Little Wratting.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Little Wratting.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Little Wratting broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Little Wratting. 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. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Little Wratting. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Little Wratting Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Little Wratting also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Little Wratting home will be an important thing to consider.

Little Wratting broadband technical support

Finally, the customer service of your Little Wratting broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Little Wratting.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Little Wratting?

The average internet speed in Little Wratting is:

Little Wratting Average Download Speed Little Wratting Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Little Wratting, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Little Wratting house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

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 general idea the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Little Wratting.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download 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
More than 5 devices 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Little Wratting

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Little Wratting is 01806. When making a call to someone in Little Wratting, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Little Wratting call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call will probably 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 unsure whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your 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 Little Wratting

People living in Little Wratting are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained 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 connects your Little Wratting home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Little Wratting distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Little Wratting 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 Wratting

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Wratting 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 Little Wratting

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was 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 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 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Little Wratting

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Little Wratting, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Little Wratting.

Closest five municipalities to Little Wratting
Municipality Distance from Little Wratting
Sturmer 0.01 miles
Steeple Bumpstead 0.01 miles
Little Thurlow 0.01 miles
Little Bradley 0.01 miles
Kedington 0.01 miles