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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Are you moving and want to know more about Tolleshunt D'Arcy? Our complete guide to utilities in Tolleshunt D'Arcy will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Tolleshunt D'Arcy water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

About Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex

Tolleshunt D'Arcy CM9 has a population of 825 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy?

Tolleshunt D'Arcy water services are provided by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, and Independent Water Networks Ltd:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd is one of many contact methods to discuss your Tolleshunt D'Arcy water account.

Anglian Water phone numbers

In the table below you will find the 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 you will find the 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

Independent Water Networks Ltd phone numbers

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

Independent Water Networks Ltd telephone number Independent Water Networks Ltd Emergency telephone number
0292 002 8711 0292 002 8711
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, Independent Water Networks Ltd, or is one of many contact methods to discuss your Tolleshunt D'Arcy water account.

Write to Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd

You can also get in touch with Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd 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 would like 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 would like to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you can use the email address below:

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

Independent Water Networks Ltd

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

Independent Water Networks Ltd Address
Driscoll 2, Ellen Street
Cardiff
CF10 4BP

If you would like to email Independent Water Networks Ltd, you can use the email address below:

Independent Water Networks Ltd Email Address
wateroperations@iwnl.co.uk

Price of water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Water bill in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Water rates in Tolleshunt D'Arcy are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Tolleshunt D'Arcy water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Tolleshunt D'Arcy water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Customers with a water meter at their Tolleshunt D'Arcy 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 Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Tolleshunt D'Arcy home.

Unmetered Customers in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Tolleshunt D'Arcy home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Tolleshunt D'Arcy home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Tolleshunt D'Arcy 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? 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy?

The average water bill Tolleshunt D'Arcy residents are 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
Independent Water Networks Ltd - -
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How do I pay my Tolleshunt D'Arcy water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd. After you've registered with Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Tolleshunt D'Arcy?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tolleshunt D'Arcy CM9, your water suppliers are Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water and Independent Water Networks Ltd.

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.

Tolleshunt D'Arcy Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Tolleshunt D'Arcy have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Is tap water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Tolleshunt D'Arcy:

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

Is the water hard in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy is higher than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Tolleshunt D'Arcy is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Tolleshunt D'Arcy 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 your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

  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.

Tolleshunt D'Arcy No Water

If you have no water in your Tolleshunt D'Arcy 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

If there is no water at your Tolleshunt D'Arcy home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Tolleshunt D'Arcy water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Ring Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd 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 Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Tolleshunt D'Arcy taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Tolleshunt D'Arcy water this may be due 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Tolleshunt D'Arcy water.

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

Broadband Speed in Tolleshunt D'Arcy CM9

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The broadband speed you get at your Tolleshunt D'Arcy home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Tolleshunt D'Arcy 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?

Tolleshunt D'Arcy Average Download Speed Tolleshunt D'Arcy Average Upload Speed
53.60 Mbps 12.55 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Tolleshunt D'Arcy. 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 homes in the UK.

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

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Tolleshunt D'Arcy?

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 might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Tolleshunt D'Arcy is the issue of availability. Most homes in Tolleshunt D'Arcy should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

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

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Tolleshunt D'Arcy?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Tolleshunt D'Arcy
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Tolleshunt D'Arcy.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Tolleshunt D'Arcy broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Tolleshunt D'Arcy. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Tolleshunt D'Arcy. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Tolleshunt D'Arcy Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Tolleshunt D'Arcy must also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Tolleshunt D'Arcy home is something to think about.

Tolleshunt D'Arcy broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Tolleshunt D'Arcy broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have 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 efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Tolleshunt D'Arcy ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Tolleshunt D'Arcy?

The average broadband speed in Tolleshunt D'Arcy is:

Tolleshunt D'Arcy Average Download Speed Tolleshunt D'Arcy Average Upload Speed
53.60 Mbps 12.55 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 - this type of connection has 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Tolleshunt D'Arcy property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Tolleshunt D'Arcy is 01806. If you call someone in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Tolleshunt D'Arcy call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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 inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Residents of Tolleshunt D'Arcy are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Tolleshunt D'Arcy home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Tolleshunt D'Arcy distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Tolleshunt D'Arcy below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Tolleshunt D'Arcy

The electricity distribution network operator for Tolleshunt D'Arcy 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 Tolleshunt D'Arcy

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was 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 amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Tolleshunt D'Arcy

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

Closest five municipalities to Tolleshunt D'Arcy
Municipality Distance from Tolleshunt D'Arcy
Tolleshunt Knights -
Tollesbury -
Witham 5.2 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 7.07 miles
Dengie 7.07 miles