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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Trimley St. Mary

If you've moved and have questions about Trimley St. Mary? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Trimley St. Mary is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Trimley St. Mary water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Trimley St. Mary.

About Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk

Trimley St. Mary IP11 has a population of 3,665 and is located in the county of Suffolk. Suffolk has a population of 760,472 people.

Who supplies my water in Trimley St. Mary?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Trimley St. Mary

Ringing a contact number for Anglian Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Trimley St. Mary water issues.

Below, you can find the principal 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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Write to Anglian Water

You can also get in touch with Anglian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. 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

Customers that would rather email Anglian Water, you should use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Price of water in Trimley St. Mary

Water bill in Trimley St. Mary

Water rates in Trimley St. Mary are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Trimley St. Mary water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Trimley St. Mary water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Trimley St. Mary

Customers that have a water meter at their Trimley St. Mary house will pay an annual fixed 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Trimley St. Mary home.

Unmetered Customers in Trimley St. Mary

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Trimley St. Mary home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Trimley St. Mary home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Trimley St. Mary is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Trimley St. Mary water rates would have been 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, getting a water meter for your Trimley St. Mary may save you money.

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 Trimley St. Mary?

The average water bill Trimley St. Mary residents are billed is £16.83 each month, that's £202 a year.

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

First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water. Once you've registered an account 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. Mary bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

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

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Trimley St. Mary 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. Mary Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Trimley St. Mary

Is tap water in Trimley St. Mary safe to drink?

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

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

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

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

How hard is the water in Trimley St. Mary

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Trimley St. Mary contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. hard water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home 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 Trimley St. Mary.

  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. Mary No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Trimley St. Mary 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 Trimley St. Mary.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Anglian Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Anglian Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Trimley St. Mary water leak or flooding

Trimley St. Mary water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Trimley St. Mary 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 Trimley St. Mary property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  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, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

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

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Trimley St. Mary water this could be down to 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 Trimley St. Mary 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 Trimley St. Mary water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Anglian Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Trimley St. Mary IP11

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Trimley St. Mary home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Trimley St. Mary with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Trimley St. Mary Average Download Speed Trimley St. Mary 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. Mary. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Trimley St. Mary?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Trimley St. Mary.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Trimley St. Mary is the issue of availability. Most homes in Trimley St. Mary can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Trimley St. Mary?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Trimley St. Mary
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Trimley St. Mary homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Trimley St. Mary.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Trimley St. Mary.
    • 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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Trimley St. Mary broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Trimley St. Mary. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Trimley St. Mary. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Trimley St. Mary Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Trimley St. Mary must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Trimley St. Mary home is going to be important.

Trimley St. Mary broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Trimley St. Mary broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Trimley St. Mary.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Trimley St. Mary have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Trimley St. Mary?

The average internet speed in Trimley St. Mary is:

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

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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. Mary, it's then connected to your house 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 Trimley St. Mary property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend 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 choose when signing up for broadband in Trimley St. Mary.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband 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 the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so 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. Mary

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Trimley St. Mary is 01806. When making a call to someone in Trimley St. Mary, 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 Trimley St. Mary call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check 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? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Trimley St. Mary

Residents in Trimley St. Mary can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Trimley St. Mary home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Trimley St. Mary distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Trimley St. Mary right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Trimley St. Mary

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

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

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%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Trimley St. Mary

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Trimley St. Mary, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Trimley St. Mary.

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