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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Rushmere St Andrew

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

About Rushmere St Andrew, Suffolk

Rushmere St Andrew IP5 has a population of 614 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Rushmere St Andrew?

Rushmere St Andrew water utilities are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Rushmere St Andrew

Calling a phone number for Anglian Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Rushmere St Andrew water problems.

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water contact number Anglian Water Emergency contact 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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You can also get in touch with Anglian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Anglian Water website.

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 would like to email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Price of water in Rushmere St Andrew

Water bill in Rushmere St Andrew

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

Metered Customers in Rushmere St Andrew

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Rushmere St Andrew property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Rushmere St Andrew home.

Unmetered Customers in Rushmere St Andrew

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Rushmere St Andrew home have 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 Rushmere St Andrew home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Rushmere St Andrew will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Rushmere St Andrew 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Rushmere St Andrew could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Rushmere St Andrew?

The average water bill Rushmere St Andrew residents are charged is £16.83 each month, that's £202 a year.

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How do I pay my Rushmere St Andrew water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Anglian Water. After you've registered 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 Rushmere St Andrew 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Rushmere St Andrew?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Rushmere St Andrew IP5, 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.

Rushmere St Andrew Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Rushmere St Andrew have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rushmere St Andrew

Is water from the tap in Rushmere St Andrew safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Rushmere St Andrew come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Rushmere St Andrew:

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

How hard is the water in Rushmere St Andrew

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Rushmere St Andrew 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 it may affect the taste of your tap water.

Selectra recommends

Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Rushmere St Andrew.

  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.

Rushmere St Andrew No Water

If you have no water in your Rushmere St Andrew home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Rushmere St Andrew.

If there is no water at your Rushmere St Andrew home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Rushmere St Andrew.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water, they will often tweet 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.

Rushmere St Andrew water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Anglian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Rushmere St Andrew taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Rushmere St Andrew water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Rushmere St Andrew water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Rushmere St Andrew water.

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

Broadband in Rushmere St Andrew IP5

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The broadband speed you get at your Rushmere St Andrew home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • 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 Rushmere St Andrew with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Rushmere St Andrew Average Download Speed Rushmere St Andrew Average Upload Speed
60.00 Mbps 12.10 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Rushmere St Andrew. 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, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Rushmere St Andrew?

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 could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Rushmere St Andrew.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Rushmere St Andrew is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Rushmere St Andrew should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Rushmere St Andrew?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Rushmere St Andrew
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as '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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Rushmere St Andrew homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Rushmere St Andrew.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Rushmere St Andrew.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Rushmere St Andrew broadband cost

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Rushmere St Andrew. There are many providers offering a low cost deal 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 Rushmere St Andrew. 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.

Rushmere St Andrew Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Rushmere St Andrew also needs consideration, 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.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Rushmere St Andrew home will be an important thing to consider.

Rushmere St Andrew broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Rushmere St Andrew broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Rushmere St Andrew.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Rushmere St Andrew have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Rushmere St Andrew?

The average speed of broadband in Rushmere St Andrew is:

Rushmere St Andrew Average Download Speed Rushmere St Andrew Average Upload Speed
60.00 Mbps 12.10 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Rushmere St Andrew, 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 Rushmere St Andrew property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Rushmere St Andrew.

Main internet uses Recommended 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 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 does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Rushmere St Andrew

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Rushmere St Andrew is 01806. If you call someone in Rushmere St Andrew, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Rushmere St Andrew call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Rushmere St Andrew

People living in Rushmere St Andrew are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Rushmere St Andrew home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Rushmere St Andrew distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Rushmere St Andrew below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Rushmere St Andrew

The electricity distribution network operator for Rushmere St Andrew 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 Rushmere St Andrew

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Rushmere St Andrew.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by 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 generated 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 aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Rushmere St Andrew

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Rushmere St Andrew, we've found the closest five municipalities to Rushmere St Andrew.

Closest five municipalities to Rushmere St Andrew
Municipality Distance from Rushmere St Andrew
Martlesham Heath -
Woodbridge 2.03 miles
Orford 2.03 miles
Levington 3.54 miles
Kirton 3.54 miles