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There is currently 1 event in your area:

  • Unplanned event


    Start Date: 10 December 2016, 00:00

    We are onsite and working to resolve a burst on a water main in your area which may be affecting some customers' water supplies. We expect supplies to be restored by 1400. Some supplies may restore sooner. We will continue to update you regularly. Thank you for your patience.

    Last Updated: 10 December 2016, 09:47

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Accounts and billing

Accounts and billing

You can update your account quickly and easily using the following online services.



Why queue? Call our automated services which are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, or click the relevant online links above.


To make a payment or check your account balance

You will need your 12 digit customer reference number ready which can be found at the top of your bill.


Call our automated service free on 0800 032 3415 (or 01502 584 967).


To provide a meter reading

You will need either your property reference number from the meter reading card we left you, or your 12 digit customer reference number which can be found at the top of your bill.


Call our automated service free on 0800 032 3416 (or 01502 565 402).


If you would prefer to call us and speak to one of our Customer Service Advisors, please call us on - 0345 266 0534.


We are open to take billing calls 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-1pm Saturday.

Call costs – standard network charges apply. However charges from some networks or mobile phones may vary. Calls may be monitored or recorded in order to improve service quality and for staff training.

Write to us at:

Essex & Suffolk Water
Customer Centre
PO Box 292

Water and sewerage enquiries

Call us for enquiries regarding your water services on 0345 782 0999

For general enquiries about water services our phone lines are open:

8am - 4pm Monday to Friday

For water emergencies we are open 24 hours.

For third parties who work near our assets - please view the PDF - Working near our assets′ - for further information and contacts.

Sewerage services

Essex & Suffolk Water does not provide sewerage services. Our customers receive these from either Anglian Water or Thames Water. If your sewerage services are provided by Anglian Water you can
contact the company with service or billing queries
on 03457 91 91 55 (8am until 8pm Monday - Friday
and 9am until 1pm Saturday).

If you receive your sewerage services from Thames Water, we collect the sewerage charges on their
behalf. This is shown on your bill. If you have a service query please contact Thames Water on 0800 316 9800. For billing enquiries please call us on 0345 782 0111.

Write to us at:

Essex & Suffolk Water
Customer centre
PO Box 292

Report a leak or flood

Report a leak or flood

Call us to report a leak or flood on

0800 526 337

Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day.

Landlord enquiries

Landlord or tenant enquiries

Call us if you have any specific landlord or tenant enquiries on 0845 8506421

8:30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Write to us at:

Northumbrian Water
Landlord Integrity
Abbey Road
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Provide feedback on our service

Provide feedback on our service

We always want to give the best service we can to our customers. Think there’s room for improvement? We welcome and value your feedback as we are continually looking for ways to perfect our service.

Already think we do a great job? We’d still like to know so we can share this with the people involved.

Call us

Please call us on 0345 782 0111 for feedback relating to your bill and 0345 782 0999 for feedback relating to water services. We will work to address your feedback straight away. You can also contact us online.

Write to us

If you are unable to call us please write to us at:

Essex & Suffolk Water
PO Box 600

If you remain unhappy with our service please refer to our complaints procedure which also contains contact information for the regional independent consumer organisation Consumer Council for Water Eastern.

Head office

Head office

Call our head office on 0845 604 7468

Our phone lines are open from:

8:00am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday

Write to us at:

Northumbrian Water
Abbey Road
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