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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Tillingham

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

About Tillingham, Essex

Tillingham CM0 has a population of 902 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Tillingham?

Tillingham water services are provided by Anglian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Anglian Water, and Essex & Suffolk Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Tillingham

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Tillingham water account.

Anglian Water telephone numbers

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

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

Essex & Suffolk Water contact number Essex & Suffolk Water Emergency contact 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website.

Anglian Water

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
Lancing
BN11 9AL

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

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Essex & Suffolk Water

If you prefer to send 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 would like to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Water rates in Tillingham

Water bill in Tillingham

Water rates in Tillingham depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Tillingham water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Tillingham water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Tillingham

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

Unmetered Customers in Tillingham

Customers without a meter at their Tillingham 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 Tillingham home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Tillingham is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Tillingham water prices were 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Tillingham 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 Tillingham?

The average water bill Tillingham residents are billed varies between water suppliers. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Annually
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Essex & Suffolk Water £20.50 £246
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How do I pay my Tillingham water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water. After you register your details with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Tillingham 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. When you set up your Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Tillingham?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tillingham CM0, 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.

Tillingham Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Tillingham have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tillingham

Is water from the tap in Tillingham safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Tillingham come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Tillingham:

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

Is the water hard in Tillingham

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 rating in Tillingham is more than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Tillingham is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Tillingham contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. 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.

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

  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.

Tillingham No Water

If you have no water in your Tillingham home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Tillingham.

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

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk 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.

Tillingham water leak or flooding

Tillingham water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Tillingham home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Tillingham property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Tillingham taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Tillingham water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Tillingham water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Tillingham water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Anglian Water or Essex & Suffolk Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Tillingham CM0

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The speed of your internet connection at your Tillingham home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Tillingham with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Tillingham Average Download Speed Tillingham Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Tillingham. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Tillingham?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most 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 searching for a broadband provider in Tillingham.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Tillingham is the availability. Most homes in Tillingham should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Tillingham?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Tillingham
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Tillingham homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Tillingham.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Tillingham.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Tillingham broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Tillingham. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Tillingham. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Tillingham Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Tillingham must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Tillingham home is something to think about.

Tillingham broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Tillingham 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 should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Tillingham.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Tillingham?

The average broadband speed in Tillingham is:

Tillingham Average Download Speed Tillingham Average Upload Speed
60.20 Mbps 13.60 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 - 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Tillingham, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Tillingham property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Tillingham.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Tillingham

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Tillingham is 01806. If you call someone in Tillingham, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Tillingham call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should 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 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 telephone area codes are there in the UK? 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 Tillingham

Residents in Tillingham are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Tillingham home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Tillingham distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Tillingham 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 Tillingham

The electricity distribution network operator for Tillingham 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 Tillingham

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Close By Tillingham

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Tillingham, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Tillingham.

Closest five municipalities to Tillingham
Municipality Distance from Tillingham
Dengie -
Asheldham -
Bradwell -
Southminster -
Maldon 7.07 miles