A Complete Guide to Utilities in Tolleshunt Knights
If you've moved and have questions about Tolleshunt Knights? Our complete guide to utilities in Tolleshunt Knights is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Tolleshunt Knights water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Tolleshunt Knights.
About Tolleshunt Knights, Essex
Tolleshunt Knights CM9 has a population of 1,030 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.
Who supplies my water in Tolleshunt Knights?
How to reach your water providers in Tolleshunt Knights
Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd is just one method of contact to discuss your Tolleshunt Knights water issues.
Anglian Water phone numbers
In the table below we have listed the main 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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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 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|
Independent Water Networks Ltd phone numbers
In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Independent Water Networks Ltd general enquiries and emergencies.
|Independent Water Networks Ltd contact number||Independent Water Networks Ltd Emergency contact number|
|0292 002 8711||0292 002 8711|
|Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, Independent Water Networks Ltd, or is just one method of contact to discuss your Tolleshunt Knights water issues.
Write to Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd
Additionally, you can communicate with Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water or Independent Water Networks Ltd 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
If you would like to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
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
If you would like to email Essex & Suffolk Water, you can use the email address below:
|Essex & Suffolk Water Email Address|
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
If you would like to email Independent Water Networks Ltd, you can use the email address below:
|Independent Water Networks Ltd Email Address|
Price of water in Tolleshunt Knights
Water rates in Tolleshunt Knights are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Tolleshunt Knights water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Tolleshunt Knights water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Tolleshunt Knights
Customers that have a water meter at their Tolleshunt Knights home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. 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 cover the consumption at your Tolleshunt Knights home.
Unmetered Customers in Tolleshunt Knights
Customers without a meter at their Tolleshunt Knights home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Tolleshunt Knights home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Tolleshunt Knights will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Tolleshunt Knights water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.
Should I get a water meter installed?
You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Tolleshunt Knights might work out cheaper.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Tolleshunt Knights?
The average water bill Tolleshunt Knights residents are billed varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:
|Supplier||Average Water Bill Monthly||Average Annual Water Bill|
|Essex & Suffolk Water||£20.50||£246|
|Independent Water Networks Ltd||-||-|
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How do I pay my Tolleshunt Knights water bill?
First of all, you will 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 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 Tolleshunt Knights bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.
Can I switch the water supplier in Tolleshunt Knights?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tolleshunt Knights 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 Knights Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Tolleshunt Knights have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tolleshunt Knights
Is tap water in Tolleshunt Knights safe to drink?
Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Tolleshunt Knights. You can rest assured that Tolleshunt Knights water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Tolleshunt Knights 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 Tolleshunt Knights water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Tolleshunt Knights come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Tolleshunt Knights:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Tolleshunt Knights
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 Tolleshunt Knights is higher than 201ppm, this means the water in Tolleshunt Knights is rated as hard water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Tolleshunt Knights 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 the taste of your tap water may be affected.
You should add a water softener to the water in Tolleshunt Knights.
- 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.
Tolleshunt Knights No Water
If you have no water in your Tolleshunt Knights 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 Knights.
If there is no water at your Tolleshunt Knights home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Tolleshunt Knights.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd for advice. You can also try the following:
- Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Tolleshunt Knights water leak or flooding
Tolleshunt Knights water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Tolleshunt Knights 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 Tolleshunt Knights property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Contact Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Tolleshunt Knights taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Tolleshunt Knights water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Tolleshunt Knights water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Tolleshunt Knights water.
If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water, or Independent Water Networks Ltd using the contact information above.
Internet in Tolleshunt Knights CM9
The broadband speed you get at your Tolleshunt Knights home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- Distance from the telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Tolleshunt Knights 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 Knights Average Download Speed||Tolleshunt Knights Average Upload Speed|
|53.60 Mbps||12.55 Mbps|
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Tolleshunt Knights. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.
ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one that's available.
Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Tolleshunt Knights?
It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Tolleshunt Knights.
The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Tolleshunt Knights is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Tolleshunt Knights should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.
That being said, homes that have been built recently 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 are the different types of connection in Tolleshunt Knights?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Tolleshunt Knights
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Tolleshunt Knights homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Tolleshunt Knights.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Tolleshunt Knights?
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Tolleshunt Knights broadband price
You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Tolleshunt Knights. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Tolleshunt Knights. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.
Tolleshunt Knights Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Tolleshunt Knights should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.
When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Tolleshunt Knights home is going to be important.
Tolleshunt Knights broadband customer support
Finally, the technical support for your Tolleshunt Knights broadband internet is of utmost importance. 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 is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Tolleshunt Knights.
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Tolleshunt Knights have about broadband internet.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is the broadband in Tolleshunt Knights?
The average internet speed in Tolleshunt Knights is:
|Tolleshunt Knights Average Download Speed||Tolleshunt Knights Average Upload Speed|
|53.60 Mbps||12.55 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 will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
- 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 one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Tolleshunt Knights, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Tolleshunt Knights house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .
How fast internet should my internet be?
That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Tolleshunt Knights.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Download Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming||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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
What's the telephone dialling code of Tolleshunt Knights
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Tolleshunt Knights is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Tolleshunt Knights, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01806 Tolleshunt Knights call cost?
If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 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 different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Tolleshunt Knights
Residents of Tolleshunt Knights can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local 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 connects your Tolleshunt Knights home to the gas and electricity networks.
More often than not you won't need to speak to the Tolleshunt Knights distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Tolleshunt Knights 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 for Tolleshunt Knights
The electricity distribution network operator for Tolleshunt Knights 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Tolleshunt Knights
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Tolleshunt Knights.
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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Tolleshunt Knights
You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Tolleshunt Knights, we've found the closest five municipalities to Tolleshunt Knights.