Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Williton
If you've moved and have questions about Williton? Our complete guide to utilities in Williton will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Williton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Williton.
About Williton, Devon
Williton TA4 has a population of 2,644 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.
Who supplies my water in Williton?
How to reach your water provider in Williton
Speaking to an advisor at Wessex Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Williton water account.
Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Wessex Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Wessex Water telephone number||Wessex Water Emergency telephone number|
|0345 600 3 600||0345 600 4600|
|Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Moving to Williton?
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Write to Wessex Water
Additionally, you can communicate with Wessex Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Wessex Water website.
If you prefer to send a letter to Wessex Water can do so by writing to the Wessex Water address below:
|Wessex Water Address|
If you would like to email Wessex Water, you must use the following email address:
|Wessex Water Email Address|
Price of water in Williton
Water rates in Williton depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Williton water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Williton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Williton
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Williton 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 Wessex Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Williton home.
Unmetered Customers in Williton
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Williton home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Williton home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Williton is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Williton water prices were 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?
It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Williton could be 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 Williton?
The average water bill Williton residents are billed is £19.83 monthly, which works out at £238 annually.
Expensive Williton water bills?
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How do I pay my Williton water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Wessex Water. After you've registered with Wessex Water, 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
You may be able to choose how often you pay your Williton bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Wessex Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.
Can I switch the water supplier in Williton?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Williton TA4, your water supplier is Wessex 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.
Williton Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Williton have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Williton
Is the tap water in Williton safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Williton. You can rest assured that Williton water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Williton 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 Williton water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Williton come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Williton:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Williton
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 rating in Williton is below 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Williton is rated as medium water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Williton more than. medium 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 it may affect the taste of your tap water.
We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Williton.
- 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.
Williton No Water
If you have no water in your Williton 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 Williton.
If there is no water at your Williton home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Williton.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Wessex Water for help. You can also try the following:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Wessex Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Wessex Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Williton water leak or flooding
Williton water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Williton home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.
If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Williton property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Ring Wessex Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Wessex Water website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Williton taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Williton 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 Williton water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Williton water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Wessex Water on the contact details above.
Internet in Williton TA4
The broadband speed you get at your Williton home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Location of the router in your home
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Williton 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?
|Williton Average Download Speed||Williton Average Upload Speed|
|45.27 Mbps||13.63 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Williton?
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Williton. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one that's available.
What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Williton?
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 could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Williton.
The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Williton is the availability. Whilst many homes in Williton should have access to 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Williton?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Williton
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Williton homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Williton.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Williton?
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Williton broadband cost
You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Williton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Williton. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Williton Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Williton should also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.
The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Williton home is something to think about.
Williton broadband customer service
Our final tip, the customer support of your Williton broadband internet is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Williton.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Williton have about their internet connection.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
Is the internet fast in Williton?
The average broadband speed in Williton is:
|Williton Average Download Speed||Williton Average Upload Speed|
|45.27 Mbps||13.63 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 - this type of connection has 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Williton, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Williton home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 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. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Williton.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Download Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.
What's the telephone area code for Williton
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Williton is 01806. When making a call to someone in Williton, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01806 Williton call cost?
If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.
If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.
How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity Supply in Williton
Residents of Williton are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained 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 Williton home to the gas and electricity networks.
Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Williton distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Williton below.
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 Williton
The electricity distribution network operator for Williton is Western Power Distribution - South West. You can find the Western Power Distribution - South West contact details in the table below:
|Western Power Distribution - South West Contact Information|
|General Enquiries||0800 096 3080|
|Emergencies||0800 6783 105|
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 Williton
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Williton.
In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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 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 under construction.
Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Williton
If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Williton, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Williton.