Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Wendover
If you just moved and have some questions about Wendover? Our complete guide to utilities in Wendover will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Wendover water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Wendover.
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About Wendover, Buckinghamshire
Wendover HP22 has a population of 7,131 and is located in the county of Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire has a population of 543,128 people.
Who supplies my water in Wendover?
How to reach your water providers in Wendover
Calling a phone number for Anglian Water, Leep Utilities or Thames Water is one of many options to discuss your Wendover water problems.
Anglian Water contact numbers
In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Anglian Water phone number||Anglian Water Emergency phone 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|
Leep Utilities contact numbers
In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Leep Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.
|Leep Utilities phone number||Leep Utilities Emergency phone number|
|0345 122 6780||0333 003 8332|
|Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Thames Water contact numbers
In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Thames Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Thames Water phone number||Thames Water Emergency phone number|
|0800 980 8800||0800 714 614|
|Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Calling a phone number for Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, Thames Water, or is one of many options to discuss your Wendover water problems.
Write to Anglian Water, Leep Utilities or Thames Water
You can also write to Anglian Water, Leep Utilities or Thames Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water, Leep Utilities or Thames Water 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 want to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:
|Anglian Water Email Address|
Customer that want to post a letter to Leep Utilities can do so by writing to the Leep Utilities address below:
|Leep Utilities Address|
|Leep Water Networks Ltd, The Greenhouse
If you want to email Leep Utilities, you must use the following email address:
|Leep Utilities Email Address|
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
If you want to email Thames Water, you must use the following email address:
|Thames Water Email Address|
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Price of water in Wendover
Water rates in Wendover will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Wendover water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Wendover water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Wendover
Customers with a water meter at their Wendover house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Wendover home.
Unmetered Customers in Wendover
Customers without a meter at their Wendover home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Wendover home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Wendover is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Wendover water rates would 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?
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 Wendover 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 Wendover?
The average water bill Wendover residents are charged can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:
|Supplier||Average Water Bill Monthly||Average Annual Water Bill|
How do I pay my Wendover water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water. After you've registered with Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water, 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
You may be able to choose how often you pay your Wendover bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.
Can I switch the water supplier in Wendover?
Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Wendover HP22, your water suppliers are Anglian Water, Leep Utilities 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.
Wendover Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Wendover have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Wendover
Is tap water in Wendover safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Wendover. You can rest assured that Wendover water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Wendover water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Wendover water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Wendover come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Wendover:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Wendover
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 Wendover is higher than 276ppm, that makes the water hardness in Wendover is rated as very hard water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Wendover contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. very 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. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.
We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Wendover.
- 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.
Wendover No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Wendover home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Wendover.
If there is no water at your Wendover 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 is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Wendover.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Wendover water leak or flooding
Wendover water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Wendover home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.
If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Wendover property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Ring Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Wendover taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Wendover water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Wendover water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Wendover water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Anglian Water, Leep Utilities, or Thames Water using the contact information above.
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Internet in Wendover HP22
The broadband speed you get at your Wendover home can vary depending on several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- Distance from the telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Your broadband provider
Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Wendover 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?
|Wendover Average Download Speed||Wendover Average Upload Speed|
|68.80 Mbps||16.10 Mbps|
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Wendover. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection that's available.
What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Wendover?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Wendover.
The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Wendover is what's available. The majority of homes in Wendover should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.
However, new builds and properties that have been constructed 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 are the different types of connection in Wendover?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Wendover
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband internet 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.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Wendover homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Wendover.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
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Wendover broadband cost
You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Wendover. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Wendover. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Wendover Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Wendover also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Wendover home will be an important thing to consider.
Wendover broadband technical support
Lastly, the technical support for your Wendover internet connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Wendover.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Wendover ask about their broadband.
What's the average broadband speed in Wendover?
The average speed of broadband in Wendover is:
|Wendover Average Download Speed||Wendover Average Upload Speed|
|68.80 Mbps||16.10 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 boxes on your street in Wendover, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Wendover property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .
What broadband speed do I need?
It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Wendover.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Download Speed||Up to 2 devices|
|Up to 2 devices||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming||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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
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What's the landline area code in Wendover
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Wendover is 01806. If you call someone in Wendover, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Wendover call cost?
If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.
If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity in Wendover
Residents in Wendover are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Wendover home to the electricity grid and gas networks.
More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Wendover distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Wendover right here.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Wendover
The electricity distribution network operator for Wendover 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
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The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Power Generation near Wendover
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Wendover.
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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%). Additionally, 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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.
Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.
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