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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Navestock

Are you moving and want to know more about Navestock? Our utilities guide to Navestock will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Navestock water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Navestock.

About Navestock, Essex

Navestock RM4 has a population of 585 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Navestock?

Navestock water services are supplied by Affinity Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, and Thames Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Navestock

Speaking to an advisor at Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Thames Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Navestock water account.

Affinity Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact 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
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Essex & Suffolk Water contact numbers

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

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

Thames Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Thames Water phone number Thames Water Emergency phone number
0800 980 8800 0800 714 614
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Speaking to an advisor at Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, Thames Water, or is one of many contact methods to deal with your Navestock water account.

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

Additionally, you can communicate with Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Thames Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Thames 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

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 want to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you can use the email address below:

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

Thames Water

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

Thames Water Address
Thames Water Customer Services, PO Box 234
Swindon
SN38 3TW

If you want to email Thames Water, you can use the email address below:

Thames Water Email Address
customer.feedback@thameswater.co.uk

Water rates in Navestock

Water bill in Navestock

Water rates in Navestock are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Navestock water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Navestock water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Navestock

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Navestock property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Navestock home.

Unmetered Customers in Navestock

Customers without a meter at their Navestock home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Navestock home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Navestock will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Navestock water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not 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, installing a water meter at your Navestock might work out cheaper.

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 Navestock?

The average water bill Navestock residents are being 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 Annual Water Bill
Affinity Water £16.67 £200
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
Thames Water £19.33 £232
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How do I pay my Navestock water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water. Once you've registered an account with Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Navestock 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 Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Navestock?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Navestock RM4, your water suppliers are Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water and Thames 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.

Navestock Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Navestock

Is tap water in Navestock safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Navestock come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Navestock:

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

How hard is the water in Navestock

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 Navestock is higher than 276ppm, that makes the water hardness in Navestock is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Navestock contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. very 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

You should add a water softener to the water in Navestock.

  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.

Navestock No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Navestock home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Navestock.

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

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Navestock water leak or flooding

Navestock water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Navestock 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 Navestock property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Navestock taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Navestock water this may be due 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 Navestock water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Navestock water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Thames Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Navestock RM4

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Navestock home depends 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 broadband provider

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

Navestock Average Download Speed Navestock Average Upload Speed
68.53 Mbps 13.23 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Navestock. 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 homes in the UK.

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

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Navestock?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Navestock.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when choosing an internet provider in Navestock is the issue of availability. Most homes in Navestock can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Navestock?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Navestock
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Navestock homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Navestock.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Navestock.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Navestock broadband cost

Navestock broadband bill

Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Navestock. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Navestock. 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.

Navestock Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Navestock should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

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 Navestock home is something to think about.

Navestock broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Navestock broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Navestock.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Navestock?

The average speed of broadband in Navestock is:

Navestock Average Download Speed Navestock Average Upload Speed
68.53 Mbps 13.23 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 speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Navestock, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Navestock property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Navestock.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 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 does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Navestock

Corded telephone area code Navestock

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Navestock is 01806. If you call someone in Navestock, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Navestock call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Navestock

People living in Navestock are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Navestock home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Navestock distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Navestock in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Navestock

The electricity distribution network operator for Navestock 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 Navestock

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

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%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Navestock

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

Closest five municipalities to Navestock
Municipality Distance from Navestock
Stapleford Abbotts -
Abridge -
Havering-atte-Bower -
Stapleford Tawney -
Loughton 2.95 miles