A Complete Guide to Utilities in Messingham

Are you moving and want to know more about Messingham? Our utilities guide to Messingham will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Messingham water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Messingham.

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About Messingham, Lincolnshire

Messingham DN17 has a population of 3,496 and is located in the county of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire has a population of 756,920 people.

Who supplies my water in Messingham?

Messingham water services are provided by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, and Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water providers in Messingham

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Messingham water problems.

Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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

Yorkshire Water phone numbers

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water website.

Anglian Water

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

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

Anglian Water Email Address
[email protected]

Yorkshire Water

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

Yorkshire Water Address
Western House, Halifax Road
Bradford
BD6 2SZ
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Price of water in Messingham

Water bill in Messingham

Water rates in Messingham are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Messingham water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Messingham water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Messingham

Customers with a water meter at their Messingham 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 Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Messingham home.

Unmetered Customers in Messingham

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Messingham will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Messingham water rates will 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Messingham might work out 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 Messingham?

The average water bill Messingham residents are billed can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Yorkshire Water £15.50 £186

How do I pay my Messingham water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Messingham bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Messingham?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Messingham DN17, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Yorkshire 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.

Messingham Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Messingham have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Messingham

Is tap water in Messingham safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Messingham come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Messingham:

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

Is the water hard in Messingham

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Messingham 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 it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Messingham.

  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.

Messingham No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Messingham home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Messingham.

If there is no water at your Messingham home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Messingham.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water or Yorkshire 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Messingham water leak or flooding

Messingham water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Messingham home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

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

  1. Ring Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Messingham taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Messingham water this may be due 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 affect it by infusing your Messingham water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Messingham water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Anglian Water or Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

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Broadband Speed in Messingham DN17

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Messingham home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Messingham 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?

Messingham Average Download Speed Messingham Average Upload Speed
66.47 Mbps 12.47 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Messingham. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Messingham?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Messingham.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Messingham is the issue of availability. Most homes in Messingham should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Messingham?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Messingham
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Messingham homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Messingham.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Messingham.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Messingham broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Messingham. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Messingham. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Messingham Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Messingham must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Messingham home will be an important thing to consider.

Messingham broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Messingham broadband internet is really important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Messingham.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Messingham ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Messingham?

The average broadband speed in Messingham is:

Messingham Average Download Speed Messingham Average Upload Speed
66.47 Mbps 12.47 Mbps

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

To put it 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Messingham, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Messingham property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Messingham.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the telephone area code for Messingham

Corded telephone area code Messingham

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Messingham is 01806. When making a call to someone in Messingham, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Messingham call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included in that 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 don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? 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 in Messingham

Residents in Messingham are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Messingham home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Messingham distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Messingham in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Messingham

The electricity distribution network operator for Messingham is Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire. You can find the Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 375 675
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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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

Power Generation near Messingham

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was 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.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Messingham

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Messingham, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Messingham.