A Complete Guide to Utilities in Manningtree
Are you moving and want to know more about Manningtree? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Manningtree is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Manningtree water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Manningtree.
About Manningtree, Essex
Manningtree CO11 has a population of 5,696 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.
Who supplies my water in Manningtree?
How to reach your water providers in Manningtree
Ringing a contact number for Affinity Water or Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Manningtree water issues.
Affinity Water phone numbers
In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Affinity Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Affinity Water phone number||Affinity Water Emergency phone number|
|0345 357 2401||0345 357 2407|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Moving to Manningtree?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Anglian Water phone numbers
In the table below we have listed the main 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|
Write to Affinity Water or Anglian Water
Additionally, you can communicate with Affinity Water or Anglian Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website.
If you prefer to send a letter to Affinity Water can do so by writing to the Affinity Water address below:
|Affinity Water Address|
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
Customers that would rather email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
Water rates in Manningtree
Water rates in Manningtree depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Manningtree water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Manningtree water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Manningtree
Customers that have a water meter at their Manningtree house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Affinity Water or Anglian Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Manningtree home.
Unmetered Customers in Manningtree
Customers without a meter at their Manningtree home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Manningtree home.
The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Manningtree is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Manningtree 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 Manningtree could be cheaper.
Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Manningtree?
The average water bill Manningtree residents are charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Monthly Water Bill||Average Water Bill Annually|
Expensive Manningtree water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Manningtree water bill?
You will first need to register with Affinity Water or Anglian Water. After you've registered with Affinity Water or Anglian Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Manningtree bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Affinity Water or 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 Manningtree?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Manningtree CO11, your water suppliers are Affinity Water and 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.
Manningtree Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Manningtree have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Manningtree
Is water from the tap in Manningtree safe to drink?
Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Manningtree. You can rest assured that Manningtree water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Manningtree 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 Manningtree water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Manningtree come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Manningtree:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Manningtree
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 Manningtree is more than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Manningtree is rated as hard water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Manningtree contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. hard water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.
Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Manningtree.
- Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
- 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.
- Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.
Manningtree No Water
If there isn't any running water in your Manningtree home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Manningtree.
If there is no water at your Manningtree home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Manningtree.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water or Anglian Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Affinity Water or Anglian Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Manningtree water leak or flooding
Manningtree water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Manningtree 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 Manningtree property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Ring Affinity Water or Anglian Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Manningtree taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Manningtree water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Manningtree water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Manningtree water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Affinity Water or Anglian Water on the contact details above.
Broadband Speed in Manningtree CO11
The broadband speed you get at your Manningtree home can vary depending 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
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Manningtree with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Manningtree Average Download Speed||Manningtree Average Upload Speed|
|58.50 Mbps||17.50 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Manningtree?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Manningtree. 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 internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.
Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Manningtree?
It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Manningtree.
The first thing to consider when choosing an internet provider in Manningtree is the availability. Most homes in Manningtree can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.
That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Manningtree?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Manningtree
- Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a 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.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Manningtree homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Manningtree.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Manningtree?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Manningtree broadband cost
Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Manningtree. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Manningtree. 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.
Manningtree Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Manningtree should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.
When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Manningtree home is going to be important.
Manningtree broadband technical support
Finally, the technical support for your Manningtree broadband internet is extremely important. 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 then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Manningtree.
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Manningtree have about broadband internet.
How fast is the broadband in Manningtree?
The average broadband speed in Manningtree is:
|Manningtree Average Download Speed||Manningtree Average Upload Speed|
|58.50 Mbps||17.50 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 - this type of connection has 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 boxes on your street in Manningtree, 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 Manningtree house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .
How fast internet should my internet be?
That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Manningtree.
|Frequent internet uses||Recommended Download Speed||Up to 2 devices|
|Up to 2 devices||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|Over 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 has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
What's the landline area code in Manningtree
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Manningtree is 01806. If you call someone in Manningtree, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Manningtree call cost?
If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included in that 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 don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your 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.
Electricity and Gas in Manningtree
Residents in Manningtree can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.
These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Manningtree home to the gas network and electricity grid.
More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Manningtree distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Manningtree below.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Manningtree
The electricity distribution network operator for Manningtree 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|
|Address||237 Southwark Bridge Road
There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Manningtree?
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Power Generation near Manningtree
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Manningtree.
In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations 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 under construction.
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 will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Manningtree
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Manningtree, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Manningtree.