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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Reydon

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

About Reydon, Suffolk

Reydon IP18 has a population of 2,582 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Reydon?

Reydon water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

How to reach your water providers in Reydon

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Reydon water account.

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
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Essex & Suffolk Water phone numbers

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

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

Write to Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Anglian Water

Customer that want to post 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 can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

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

Price of water in Reydon

Water bill in Reydon

Water rates in Reydon will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Reydon water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Reydon water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Reydon

Customers that have a water meter at their Reydon house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Reydon home.

Unmetered Customers in Reydon

Customers without a meter at their Reydon home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Reydon home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Reydon will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Reydon water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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 Reydon might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Reydon?

The average water bill Reydon 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 Monthly Average Water Bill Per Year
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Reydon water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you register your details with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Reydon 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 Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Reydon?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Reydon IP18, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk 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.

Reydon Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Reydon

Is water from the tap in Reydon safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Reydon. You can rest assured that Reydon water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Reydon water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Reydon water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Reydon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Reydon:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Reydon

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 Reydon is higher than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Reydon is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Reydon 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 your tap water taste may be affected.

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

  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.

Reydon No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Reydon 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 Reydon.

If there is no water at your Reydon home, do you only have 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 Reydon.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Reydon water leak or flooding

Reydon water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Reydon 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 Reydon property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 Essex & Suffolk Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Reydon taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Reydon 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 infuse the Reydon water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Reydon water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Reydon IP18

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

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

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

Reydon Average Download Speed Reydon Average Upload Speed
38.90 Mbps 9.80 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Reydon. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Reydon?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Reydon.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Reydon is what's available. Most homes in Reydon can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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 networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Reydon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Reydon
    • We can split fibre connections 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 broadband internet 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 99.9% of Reydon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Reydon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Reydon.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Reydon broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Reydon. There are many providers 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 Reydon. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Reydon Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Reydon also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Reydon home is something to think about.

Reydon broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Reydon broadband internet is extremely 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 deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Reydon.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Reydon?

The average internet speed in Reydon is:

Reydon Average Download Speed Reydon Average Upload Speed
38.90 Mbps 9.80 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 a green box on your street in Reydon, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Reydon property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Reydon.

Main internet uses 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 across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Reydon

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Reydon is 01502. If you call someone in Reydon, and you are in a different area, you must add 01502 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01502 Reydon call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 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 making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Reydon

Residents in Reydon are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained 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 supplies your Reydon home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Reydon distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Reydon in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Reydon

The electricity distribution network operator for Reydon 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 Reydon

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

Fossil Fuels

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 small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Reydon

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

Closest five municipalities to Reydon
Municipality Distance from Reydon
Southwold -
Walberswick -
Halesworth 7.09 miles
Saxmundham 10.19 miles
Thorpeness 10.45 miles