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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Newton

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

About Newton, Cambridgeshire

Newton CB22 has a population of 378 and is located in the county of Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire has a population of 653,412 people.

Who supplies my water in Newton?

Newton water services are provided by Cambridge Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Cambridge Water:

How to reach your water provider in Newton

Ringing a contact number for Cambridge Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Newton water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Cambridge Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Cambridge Water phone number Cambridge Water Emergency phone number
01223 706050 0800 316 7676
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to Cambridge Water

You can also write to Cambridge Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the Cambridge Water website.

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

Cambridge Water Address
PO Box 7040, Green Lane
Walsall
WS1 9QG

Price of water in Newton

Water bill in Newton

Water rates in Newton depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Newton water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Newton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Newton

Customers that have a water meter at their Newton home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Cambridge Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Newton home.

Unmetered Customers in Newton

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Newton home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Newton home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Newton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Newton 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? 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 Newton could be cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Newton?

The average water bill Newton residents are billed is £12.33 per month, which is £148 a year.

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How do I pay my Newton water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Cambridge Water. After you register your details with Cambridge 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 Newton bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Cambridge 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 Newton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Newton CB22, your water supplier is Cambridge 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.

Newton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Newton

Is water from the tap in Newton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Newton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Newton:

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

How hard is the water in Newton

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Newton contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

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

  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.

Newton No Water

If you have no water in your Newton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Newton.

If there is no water at your Newton home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Newton.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Cambridge Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Cambridge Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Cambridge Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Newton water leak or flooding

Newton water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Newton home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Newton property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Cambridge 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 Cambridge Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Newton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Newton water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Newton water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Newton water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Cambridge Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Newton CB22

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Newton 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?

Newton Average Download Speed Newton Average Upload Speed
90.33 Mbps 24.80 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Newton. 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.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one currently available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Newton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Newton is the availability. The majority of homes in Newton should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

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

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Newton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Newton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Newton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Newton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Newton.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Newton broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Newton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Newton. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Newton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Newton must also be considered, with so many people that work 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 is really important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Newton home is something to think about.

Newton broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Newton internet connection is extremely 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 high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Newton.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Newton?

The average speed of broadband in Newton is:

Newton Average Download Speed Newton Average Upload Speed
90.33 Mbps 24.80 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Newton, it's then connected to your house 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 Newton property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick when getting connected in Newton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices 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
Over 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Newton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Newton is 01945. If you're calling somebody in Newton, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01945 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01945 Newton call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Newton

Residents of Newton are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Newton home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

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

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Newton

The electricity distribution network operator for Newton 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Newton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Newton

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Newton, we've found the closest five municipalities to Newton.

Closest five municipalities to Newton
Municipality Distance from Newton
Hauxton 0.01 miles
Barrington 0.01 miles
Harston 0.01 miles
Stapleford 0.01 miles
Great and Little Shelford 0.01 miles