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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Maylandsea

Are you moving and want to know more about Maylandsea? Our utilities guide to Maylandsea is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Maylandsea water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Maylandsea.

About Maylandsea, Essex

Maylandsea CM3 has a population of 3,855 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Maylandsea?

Maylandsea water services are provided by Affinity Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Affinity Water, Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Maylandsea

Speaking to an advisor at Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Maylandsea water issues.

Affinity Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Affinity Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Affinity Water contact number Affinity Water Emergency contact number
0345 357 2401 0345 357 2407
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Anglian Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal 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

Essex & Suffolk Water telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Essex & Suffolk Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Essex & Suffolk Water contact number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency contact number
0345 782 0111 0800 526 337
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am to 1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Speaking to an advisor at Affinity Water, Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or is one of many contact methods to deal with your Maylandsea water issues.

Write to Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Affinity Water, Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Affinity Water

Customer that want to post a letter to Affinity Water can do so by writing to the Affinity Water address below:

Affinity Water Address
Tamblin Way
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL10 9EZ

Anglian Water

Customer that want to post 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

Essex & Suffolk Water

Customer that want to post 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 would like to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Water rates in Maylandsea

Water bill in Maylandsea

Water rates in Maylandsea depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Maylandsea water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Maylandsea water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Maylandsea

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Maylandsea 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, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Maylandsea home.

Unmetered Customers in Maylandsea

Customers without a meter at their Maylandsea home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Maylandsea home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Maylandsea is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Maylandsea water prices were 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Maylandsea could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Maylandsea?

The average water bill Maylandsea residents are charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Monthly Average Annual Water Bill
Affinity Water £16.67 £200
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Maylandsea water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you register your details with Affinity Water, 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Maylandsea bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Maylandsea?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Maylandsea CM3, your water suppliers are Affinity Water, 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.

Maylandsea Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Maylandsea

Is the tap water in Maylandsea safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Maylandsea come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Maylandsea:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Maylandsea

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 Maylandsea is higher than 201ppm, this means the water in Maylandsea is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Maylandsea contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Maylandsea.

  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.

Maylandsea No Water

If you have no water in your Maylandsea home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Maylandsea.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Maylandsea water leak or flooding

Maylandsea water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Maylandsea home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Maylandsea property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Maylandsea taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Maylandsea 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 infuse the Maylandsea water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Maylandsea water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Affinity Water, Anglian Water, or Essex & Suffolk Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Maylandsea CM3

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Maylandsea with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Maylandsea Average Download Speed Maylandsea Average Upload Speed
62.00 Mbps 15.28 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Maylandsea. 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 UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Maylandsea?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Maylandsea.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Maylandsea is the availability. Most homes in Maylandsea should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently 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 Maylandsea?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Maylandsea
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Maylandsea homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Maylandsea.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Maylandsea.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Maylandsea broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Maylandsea. There are many providers 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 when you sign up for a internet connection in Maylandsea. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Maylandsea Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Maylandsea must also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Maylandsea home is going to be important.

Maylandsea broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Maylandsea broadband internet is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Maylandsea.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Maylandsea?

The average internet speed in Maylandsea is:

Maylandsea Average Download Speed Maylandsea Average Upload Speed
62.00 Mbps 15.28 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 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Maylandsea, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Maylandsea property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should take when getting connected in Maylandsea.

Main internet uses 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 and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Maylandsea

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Maylandsea is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Maylandsea, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Maylandsea call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Maylandsea

Residents in Maylandsea can 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 regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Maylandsea home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Maylandsea distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Maylandsea below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Maylandsea

The electricity distribution network operator for Maylandsea 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 Maylandsea

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

Fossil Fuels

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase 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 is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Maylandsea

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Maylandsea, we've found the closest five municipalities to Maylandsea.

Closest five municipalities to Maylandsea
Municipality Distance from Maylandsea
South Woodham Ferrers -
Boreham -
Hanham 1.64 miles
Kingswood 1.64 miles
Frenchay 1.66 miles