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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Eggbuckland

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

About Eggbuckland, Devon

Eggbuckland PL6 has a population of 13,351 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Eggbuckland?

Eggbuckland water services are provided by South West Water. Here are the main contact numbers for South West Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Eggbuckland

Calling a phone number for South West Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Eggbuckland water issues.

In the table below you will find the phone 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

You can also get in touch with South West Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the South West Water website.

If you prefer to send 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

Price of water in Eggbuckland

Water bill in Eggbuckland

Water rates in Eggbuckland are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Eggbuckland water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Eggbuckland water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Eggbuckland

Customers with a water meter at their Eggbuckland house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of South West Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Eggbuckland home.

Unmetered Customers in Eggbuckland

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Eggbuckland home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Eggbuckland home.

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

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Eggbuckland?

The average water bill Eggbuckland residents are billed is £18.17 each month, that's £218 per year.

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How do I pay my Eggbuckland water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with South West Water. Once you've registered an account with South West 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Eggbuckland 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 South West 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 Eggbuckland?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Eggbuckland PL6, 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.

Eggbuckland Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Eggbuckland

Is the tap water in Eggbuckland safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Eggbuckland. You can rest assured that Eggbuckland water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Eggbuckland water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Eggbuckland water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Eggbuckland come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Eggbuckland:

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

Is the water hard in Eggbuckland

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 in Eggbuckland is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Eggbuckland is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Eggbuckland contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Eggbuckland.

Eggbuckland No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Eggbuckland home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Eggbuckland.

If there is no water at your Eggbuckland home, is the problem 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 Eggbuckland.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the South West Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of South West Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Eggbuckland water leak or flooding

Eggbuckland water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Eggbuckland 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 Eggbuckland property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring South West Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the South West Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Eggbuckland taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Eggbuckland 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 infuse the Eggbuckland water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Eggbuckland water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to South West Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Eggbuckland PL6

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Eggbuckland home can vary depending on several factors such as:

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

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Eggbuckland 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?

Eggbuckland Average Download Speed Eggbuckland Average Upload Speed
71.03 Mbps 12.17 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Eggbuckland. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Eggbuckland?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Eggbuckland.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Eggbuckland is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Eggbuckland should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Eggbuckland?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Eggbuckland
    • 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 connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Eggbuckland homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Eggbuckland.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Eggbuckland.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Eggbuckland broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Eggbuckland. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Eggbuckland. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Eggbuckland Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Eggbuckland must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Eggbuckland home is going to be important.

Eggbuckland broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Eggbuckland broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Eggbuckland.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Eggbuckland ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Eggbuckland?

The average speed of broadband in Eggbuckland is:

Eggbuckland Average Download Speed Eggbuckland Average Upload Speed
71.03 Mbps 12.17 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 - 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Eggbuckland, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Eggbuckland property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Eggbuckland.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Eggbuckland

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Eggbuckland is 01806. When making a call to someone in Eggbuckland, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Eggbuckland call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone 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 Eggbuckland

Residents in Eggbuckland are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the regional 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 Eggbuckland home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Eggbuckland distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Eggbuckland below.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Eggbuckland

The electricity distribution network operator for Eggbuckland 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

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 Eggbuckland

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

Fossil Fuels

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Eggbuckland

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Eggbuckland, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Eggbuckland.

Closest five municipalities to Eggbuckland
Municipality Distance from Eggbuckland
Estover -
Southway -
Derriford -
Roborough -
Laira 1.88 miles