Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Rayne
Are you moving and want to know more about Rayne? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Rayne is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Rayne water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Rayne.
About Rayne, Essex
Rayne CM77 has a population of 2,096 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.
Who supplies my water in Rayne?
How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Rayne
Ringing a contact number for Affinity Water or Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Rayne water issues.
Affinity Water contact numbers
In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Affinity Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Affinity Water telephone number||Affinity Water Emergency telephone number|
|0345 357 2401||0345 357 2407|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Moving to Rayne?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Anglian Water contact numbers
In the table below you will find the contact 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|
Write to Affinity Water or Anglian Water
Additionally, you can communicate with Affinity Water or Anglian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website.
If you prefer to send a letter to Affinity Water can do so by writing to the Affinity Water address below:
|Affinity Water Address|
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
If you would like to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
Water rates in Rayne
Water rates in Rayne depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Rayne water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Rayne water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Rayne
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Rayne home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Affinity Water or Anglian Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Rayne home.
Unmetered Customers in Rayne
Customers without a meter at their Rayne home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Rayne home.
The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Rayne will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Rayne 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?
That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Rayne might work out cheaper.
Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Rayne?
The average water bill Rayne residents are being charged can differ between suppliers in your area. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Water Bill Per Month||Average Annual Water Bill|
Expensive Rayne water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Rayne water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Affinity Water or Anglian Water. After you register your details with Affinity Water or 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
It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Rayne bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Affinity Water or Anglian Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.
Can I switch the water supplier in Rayne?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Rayne CM77, your water suppliers are Affinity Water and 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.
Rayne Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Rayne have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rayne
Is the tap water in Rayne safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Rayne. You can rest assured that Rayne water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Rayne 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 Rayne water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Rayne come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Rayne:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Rayne
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 Rayne is more than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Rayne is rated as hard water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Rayne contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.
You should add a water softener to the water in Rayne.
- Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
- 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.
- Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.
Rayne No Water
If you have no water in your Rayne home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Rayne.
If there is no water at your Rayne home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Rayne.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water or Anglian Water for help. You can also try the following:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Affinity Water or Anglian Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Rayne water leak or flooding
Rayne water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Rayne home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.
If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Rayne property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Affinity Water or Anglian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Affinity Water or Anglian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Rayne taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Rayne water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Rayne water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Rayne water.
If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Affinity Water or Anglian Water using the contact information above.
Internet in Rayne CM77
The speed of your internet connection at your Rayne home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Location of the router in your home
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Which provider you have
Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average connection speed for Rayne with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Rayne Average Download Speed||Rayne Average Upload Speed|
|56.10 Mbps||18.10 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Rayne?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Rayne. 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 is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.
Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Rayne?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Rayne.
The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Rayne is the availability. The majority of homes in Rayne can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.
However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years 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 Rayne?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Rayne
- Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of Rayne homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Rayne.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Rayne?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Rayne broadband value for money
You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Rayne. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Rayne. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Rayne Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Rayne should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.
When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Rayne home is going to be important.
Rayne broadband customer service
Lastly, the customer service of your Rayne broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, 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 is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Rayne.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Rayne have about their internet connection.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
What's the average broadband speed in Rayne?
The average internet speed in Rayne is:
|Rayne Average Download Speed||Rayne Average Upload Speed|
|56.10 Mbps||18.10 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 speed will be slower the further away you are 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Rayne, from there it's connected to your home 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 Rayne property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
What speed internet is best for me?
That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Rayne.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Maximum of 5 devices||AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming||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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
What's the landline area code in Rayne
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Rayne is 01806. If you call someone in Rayne, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Rayne call cost?
If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of 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 don't know whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity Supply in Rayne
Residents of Rayne are free to 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 local network operator.
These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Rayne home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Rayne distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Rayne 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 in Rayne
The electricity distribution network operator for Rayne 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|
|Address||237 Southwark Bridge Road
There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Rayne?
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Power Generation near Rayne
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Rayne.
In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.
Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Rayne
If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Rayne, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Rayne.