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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Trimley St. Martin

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

About Trimley St. Martin, Suffolk

Trimley St. Martin IP11 has a population of 1,942 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Trimley St. Martin?

Trimley St. Martin water services are provided by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water:

How to reach your water provider in Trimley St. Martin

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Trimley St. Martin water account.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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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Write to Anglian Water

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

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 want to email Anglian Water, you can use the email address below:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Trimley St. Martin

Water bill in Trimley St. Martin

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

Metered Customers in Trimley St. Martin

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Trimley St. Martin 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Trimley St. Martin home.

Unmetered Customers in Trimley St. Martin

Customers without a meter at their Trimley St. Martin home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Trimley St. Martin home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Trimley St. Martin is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Trimley St. Martin 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Trimley St. Martin might work out 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 Trimley St. Martin?

The average water bill Trimley St. Martin residents are being charged is £16.83 monthly, which works out at £202 annually.

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How do I pay my Trimley St. Martin water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water. After you've registered with Anglian 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 Trimley St. Martin 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 account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Trimley St. Martin?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Trimley St. Martin IP11, 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.

Trimley St. Martin Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Trimley St. Martin

Is the tap water in Trimley St. Martin safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Trimley St. Martin. You can rest assured that Trimley St. Martin water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Trimley St. Martin 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 Trimley St. Martin water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Trimley St. Martin come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Trimley St. Martin:

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

How hard is the water in Trimley St. Martin

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 Trimley St. Martin is more than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Trimley St. Martin is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Trimley St. Martin 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 your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

You should add a water softener to the water in Trimley St. Martin.

  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.

Trimley St. Martin No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Trimley St. Martin home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Trimley St. Martin.

If there is no water at your Trimley St. Martin home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Trimley St. Martin.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Trimley St. Martin water leak or flooding

Trimley St. Martin water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Trimley St. Martin 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 Trimley St. Martin property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Anglian Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Anglian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Trimley St. Martin taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Trimley St. Martin water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Trimley St. Martin water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Trimley St. Martin water.

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

Broadband Speed in Trimley St. Martin IP11

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The broadband speed you get at your Trimley St. Martin home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Trimley St. Martin 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?

Trimley St. Martin Average Download Speed Trimley St. Martin Average Upload Speed
38.90 Mbps 9.80 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Trimley St. Martin. 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.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Trimley St. Martin?

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 might seem daunting at first. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Trimley St. Martin.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst picking a broadband provider in Trimley St. Martin is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Trimley St. Martin should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Trimley St. Martin?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Trimley St. Martin
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads 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 the majority of Trimley St. Martin homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Trimley St. Martin.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Trimley St. Martin.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Trimley St. Martin broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Trimley St. Martin. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Trimley St. Martin. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Trimley St. Martin Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Trimley St. Martin must also be considered, 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 really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Trimley St. Martin home is something to think about.

Trimley St. Martin broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Trimley St. Martin broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Trimley St. Martin.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Trimley St. Martin have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Trimley St. Martin?

The average speed of broadband in Trimley St. Martin is:

Trimley St. Martin Average Download Speed Trimley St. Martin Average Upload Speed
38.90 Mbps 9.80 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Trimley St. Martin, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Trimley St. Martin house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Trimley St. Martin.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 the above and 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Trimley St. Martin

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Trimley St. Martin is 01806. If you call someone in Trimley St. Martin, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Trimley St. Martin call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included with your 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 don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Trimley St. Martin

Residents of Trimley St. Martin are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Trimley St. Martin home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Trimley St. Martin distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Trimley St. Martin in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Trimley St. Martin

The electricity distribution network operator for Trimley St. Martin 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 Trimley St. Martin

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Trimley St. Martin.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from 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 produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Trimley St. Martin

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Trimley St. Martin, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Trimley St. Martin.

Closest five municipalities to Trimley St. Martin
Municipality Distance from Trimley St. Martin
Trimley St. Mary -
Harwich 4.18 miles
Levington 6.18 miles
Kirton 6.18 miles
Nacton 6.18 miles