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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Clyst St. Mary

If you've moved and have questions about Clyst St. Mary? Our complete guide to utilities in Clyst St. Mary will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Clyst St. Mary water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Clyst St. Mary.

About Clyst St. Mary, Devon

Clyst St. Mary EX5 has a population of 849 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Clyst St. Mary?

Clyst St. Mary water utilities are supplied by South West Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for South West Water:

How to reach your water provider in Clyst St. Mary

Calling a phone number for South West Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Clyst St. Mary water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for South West Water general enquiries and emergencies.

South West Water contact number South West Water Emergency contact number
0344 346 1010 0344 346 2020
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to South West Water

Additionally, you can communicate with South West Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the South West Water website.

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

South West Water Address
Peninsula House, Rydon Lane
Exeter, Devon
EX2 7HR

Water rates in Clyst St. Mary

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

Metered Customers in Clyst St. Mary

Customers that have a water meter at their Clyst St. Mary property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of South West Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Clyst St. Mary home.

Unmetered Customers in Clyst St. Mary

Customers without a meter at their Clyst St. Mary home will pay 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 Clyst St. Mary home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Clyst St. Mary will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Clyst St. Mary water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Clyst St. Mary may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Clyst St. Mary?

The average water bill Clyst St. Mary residents are being charged is £18.17 each month, that's £218 a year.

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

You will first need to register with South West Water. After you've registered with South West 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Clyst St. Mary 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 South West Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

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

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Clyst St. Mary EX5, your water supplier is South West 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.

Clyst St. Mary Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Clyst St. Mary

Is water from the tap in Clyst St. Mary safe to drink?

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

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

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

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

What's the water hardness rating in Clyst 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 Clyst St. Mary is higher than 201ppm, that means the water hardness in Clyst St. Mary is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Clyst St. Mary contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

Selectra recommends

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

Clyst St. Mary No Water

If you have no water in your Clyst St. Mary home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Clyst St. Mary.

If there is no water at your Clyst 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 Clyst St. Mary.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the South West Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of South West Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Clyst St. Mary water leak or flooding

Clyst St. Mary water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Clyst 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 notice a water leak or flooding outside your Clyst St. Mary property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact South West Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the South West Water website and fill out the online form.

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

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Clyst St. Mary water this could be because of 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 Clyst St. Mary water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Clyst St. Mary water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with South West Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Clyst St. Mary EX5

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The broadband speed you get at your Clyst St. Mary home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Clyst St. Mary 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?

Clyst St. Mary Average Download Speed Clyst St. Mary Average Upload Speed
44.77 Mbps 12.77 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Clyst St. Mary. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Clyst St. Mary?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Clyst St. Mary.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Clyst St. Mary is the issue of availability. Most homes in Clyst St. Mary can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Clyst St. Mary?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Clyst St. Mary
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Clyst St. Mary homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Clyst St. Mary.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Clyst St. Mary.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Clyst St. Mary broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Clyst St. Mary. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Clyst St. Mary. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Clyst St. Mary Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Clyst St. Mary also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Clyst St. Mary home is something to think about.

Clyst St. Mary broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Clyst St. Mary broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Clyst St. Mary.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Clyst St. Mary?

The average broadband speed in Clyst St. Mary is:

Clyst St. Mary Average Download Speed Clyst St. Mary Average Upload Speed
44.77 Mbps 12.77 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Clyst St. Mary, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Clyst St. Mary house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Clyst St. Mary.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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 of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Clyst St. Mary

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Clyst St. Mary is 01806. When making a call to someone in Clyst St. Mary, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Clyst St. Mary call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make 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 Clyst St. Mary

People living in Clyst St. Mary are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Clyst St. Mary home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Clyst St. Mary distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Clyst St. Mary right here.

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 Clyst St. Mary

The electricity distribution network operator for Clyst St. Mary 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
Email wpdnewsupplies@westernpower.co.uk
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Lostwithiel Road
Bodmin, Cornwall

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Clyst St. Mary

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 are scheduled for closure, 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

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

Municipalities Close By Clyst St. Mary

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Clyst St. Mary, we've found the closest five municipalities to Clyst St. Mary.

Closest five municipalities to Clyst St. Mary
Municipality Distance from Clyst St. Mary
Ottery Saint Mary 4.58 miles
St Thomas 4.88 miles
Countess Wear 4.88 miles
Wonford 4.88 miles
Exeter city centre 5.68 miles