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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Nacton

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

About Nacton, Suffolk

Nacton IP10 has a population of 414 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Nacton?

Nacton water services are provided by Anglian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Nacton

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Nacton water problems.

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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Write to Anglian Water

You can also get in touch 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 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 want to email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Nacton

Water bill in Nacton

Water rates in Nacton depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Nacton water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Nacton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Nacton

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

Unmetered Customers in Nacton

Customers who don't have a meter at their Nacton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Nacton home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Nacton is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Nacton 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Nacton may save you money.

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 Nacton?

The average water bill Nacton residents are being charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Nacton 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 Nacton 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 Anglian Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Nacton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Nacton IP10, 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.

Nacton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Nacton

Is water from the tap in Nacton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Nacton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Nacton:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Nacton

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Nacton 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. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Nacton.

  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.

Nacton No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Nacton home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Nacton.

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

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Anglian Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Nacton water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Anglian Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, 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 Nacton taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Nacton water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Nacton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Nacton water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Nacton IP10

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

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

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

Nacton Average Download Speed Nacton Average Upload Speed
60.00 Mbps 12.10 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Nacton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Nacton?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Nacton.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Nacton is the availability. Whilst many homes in Nacton should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Nacton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Nacton
    • 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 comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Nacton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Nacton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Nacton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Nacton broadband price

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Nacton. 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 fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Nacton. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Nacton Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Nacton must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Nacton home will be an important thing to consider.

Nacton broadband technical support

Finally, the customer service of your Nacton broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Nacton.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Nacton have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Nacton?

The average speed of broadband in Nacton is:

Nacton Average Download Speed Nacton Average Upload Speed
60.00 Mbps 12.10 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get 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 Nacton, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Nacton home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Nacton.

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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, 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 telephone dialling code of Nacton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Nacton is 01806. When making a call to someone in Nacton, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Nacton call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Nacton

Residents in Nacton are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied 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 Nacton home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Nacton distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Nacton right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Nacton

The electricity distribution network operator for Nacton 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 Nacton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other types 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, 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 produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Nacton

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Nacton, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Nacton.

Closest five municipalities to Nacton
Municipality Distance from Nacton
Kirton -
Rushmere St Andrew 3.54 miles
Kesgrave 3.54 miles
Martlesham Heath 3.54 miles
Ravenswood 3.76 miles