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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Warfield

Are you moving and want to know more about Warfield? Our complete guide to utilities in Warfield is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Warfield water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Warfield.

About Warfield, Berkshire

Warfield RG42 has a population of 10,088 and is located in the county of Berkshire. Berkshire has a population of 915,157 people.

Who supplies my water in Warfield?

Warfield water services are supplied by Affinity Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Affinity Water, South East Water, and Thames Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Warfield

Calling a phone number for Affinity Water, South East Water or Thames Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Warfield water issues.

Affinity Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Affinity Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Affinity Water telephone number Affinity Water Emergency telephone number
0345 357 2401 0345 357 2407
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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South East Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for South East Water general enquiries and emergencies.

South East Water telephone number South East Water Emergency telephone number
0333 000 0001 0333 000 0365
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Thames Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Thames Water telephone number Thames Water Emergency telephone number
0800 980 8800 0800 714 614
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Calling a phone number for Affinity Water, South East Water, Thames Water, or is one of many contact methods to discuss your Warfield water issues.

Write to Affinity Water, South East Water or Thames Water

You can also get in touch with Affinity Water, South East Water or Thames Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Affinity Water, South East Water or Thames Water website.

Affinity Water

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

Affinity Water Address
Tamblin Way
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL10 9EZ

South East Water

Customer that want to post a letter to South East Water can do so by writing to the South East Water address below:

South East Water Address
Rocfort Road
Snodland, Kent
ME6 5AH

Thames Water

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

Thames Water Address
Thames Water Customer Services, PO Box 234
Swindon
SN38 3TW

Customers that would rather email Thames Water, you can use the email address below:

Thames Water Email Address
customer.feedback@thameswater.co.uk

Water rates in Warfield

Water bill in Warfield

Water rates in Warfield will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Warfield water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Warfield water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Warfield

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Warfield 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 Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Warfield home.

Unmetered Customers in Warfield

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Warfield home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Warfield home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Warfield is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Warfield water rates will have been 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Warfield might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Warfield?

The average water bill Warfield residents are being charged varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Water Bill Annually
Affinity Water £16.67 £200
South East Water £18.42 £221
Thames Water £19.33 £232
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How do I pay my Warfield water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water. After you've registered with Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Warfield bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames 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 Warfield?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Warfield RG42, your water suppliers are Affinity Water, South East Water and Thames 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.

Warfield Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Warfield have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Warfield

Is water from the tap in Warfield safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Warfield come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Warfield:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Warfield

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 Warfield is higher than 276ppm, this means the water in Warfield is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Warfield contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. very 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.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Warfield.

  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.

Warfield No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Warfield home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Warfield.

If there is no water at your Warfield home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Warfield.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Warfield water leak or flooding

Warfield water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Warfield home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Warfield property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Warfield taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Warfield 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 affect it by infusing your Warfield water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Warfield water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Affinity Water, South East Water, or Thames Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Warfield RG42

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The broadband speed you get at your Warfield home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Warfield 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?

Warfield Average Download Speed Warfield Average Upload Speed
78.20 Mbps 15.57 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Warfield. 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 UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Warfield?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Warfield.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Warfield is what's available. The majority of homes in Warfield can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes 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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Warfield?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Warfield
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of 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 internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Warfield homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Warfield.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Warfield.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Warfield broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Warfield. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Warfield. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Warfield Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Warfield should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Warfield home is going to be important.

Warfield broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Warfield broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Warfield.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Warfield?

The average internet speed in Warfield is:

Warfield Average Download Speed Warfield Average Upload Speed
78.20 Mbps 15.57 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Warfield, from there it's connected to your home 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 Warfield property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Warfield.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Warfield

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Warfield is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Warfield, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Warfield call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Warfield

Residents in Warfield can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Warfield home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Warfield distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Warfield 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 in Warfield

The electricity distribution network operator for Warfield is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England. You can find the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England contact details in the table below:

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 048 3516
Emergencies 0800 072 7282
Email GE@ssen.co.uk
Website https://www.ssen.co.uk/
Address Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Perth

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 Warfield

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned 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 sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Warfield

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Warfield, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Warfield.

Closest five municipalities to Warfield
Municipality Distance from Warfield
Binfield -
Priestwood -
Newell Green -
Bracknell 2.36 miles
Bullbrook 2.36 miles