A Complete Guide to Utilities in Ernesettle
If you've moved and have questions about Ernesettle? Our utilities guide to Ernesettle will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Ernesettle water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Ernesettle.
About Ernesettle, Devon
Ernesettle PL5 has a population of 4,663 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.
Who supplies my water in Ernesettle?
How to reach your water provider in Ernesettle
Calling a phone number for South West Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Ernesettle 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|
Moving to Ernesettle?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to South West Water
You can also get in touch with South West Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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
Cost of water in Ernesettle
Water rates in Ernesettle depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Ernesettle water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Ernesettle water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Ernesettle
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Ernesettle home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Ernesettle home.
Unmetered Customers in Ernesettle
Customers without a meter at their Ernesettle home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Ernesettle home.
The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Ernesettle is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Ernesettle 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 Ernesettle might work out 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 Ernesettle?
The average water bill Ernesettle residents are being charged is £18.17 per month, which is £218 annually.
Expensive Ernesettle water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Ernesettle water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with South West Water. After you register your details 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Ernesettle bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.
Can I switch the water supplier in Ernesettle?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Ernesettle PL5, 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.
Ernesettle Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Ernesettle have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Ernesettle
Is the tap water in Ernesettle safe to drink?
Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Ernesettle. You can rest assured that Ernesettle water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Ernesettle 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 Ernesettle water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Ernesettle come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Ernesettle:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Ernesettle
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 Ernesettle is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Ernesettle is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Ernesettle contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Ernesettle.
Ernesettle No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Ernesettle home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Ernesettle.
If there is no water at your Ernesettle home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Ernesettle.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for help. You can also try the following:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the South West Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Check the Twitter account of South West Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Ernesettle water leak or flooding
Ernesettle water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Ernesettle home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.
If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Ernesettle property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Ring South West Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the South West Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Ernesettle taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Ernesettle 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 Ernesettle water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Ernesettle water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach South West Water via the contact channels listed above.
Internet in Ernesettle PL5
The speed of your internet connection at your Ernesettle home can vary depending on several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Location of the router in your home
- If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
- Your broadband provider
Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Ernesettle 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?
|Ernesettle Average Download Speed||Ernesettle Average Upload Speed|
|85.95 Mbps||13.10 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Ernesettle?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Ernesettle. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.
What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Ernesettle?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Ernesettle.
The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Ernesettle is the availability. Most homes in Ernesettle should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.
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 kinds of internet connection are available in Ernesettle?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Ernesettle
- Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Ernesettle homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Ernesettle.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Ernesettle?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Ernesettle broadband cost
You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Ernesettle. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Ernesettle. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.
Ernesettle Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Ernesettle also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Ernesettle home is something to think about.
Ernesettle broadband customer support
Our final tip, the customer service of your Ernesettle broadband connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Ernesettle.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Ernesettle have about their internet connection.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
What's the average broadband speed in Ernesettle?
The average speed of broadband in Ernesettle is:
|Ernesettle Average Download Speed||Ernesettle Average Upload Speed|
|85.95 Mbps||13.10 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Ernesettle, 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 Ernesettle property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .
What broadband speed do I need?
It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Ernesettle.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband Speed||Up to 2 devices|
|Up to 2 devices||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Maximum of 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.
What's the landline area code in Ernesettle
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Ernesettle is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Ernesettle, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01806 Ernesettle call cost?
If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.
If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.
How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity Supply in Ernesettle
Residents of Ernesettle are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.
These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Ernesettle home to the electricity grid and gas networks.
More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Ernesettle distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Ernesettle in this section.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Ernesettle
The electricity distribution network operator for Ernesettle 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|
The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Ernesettle?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Ernesettle
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Ernesettle.
In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. 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, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Ernesettle
You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Ernesettle, we've found the five closest municipalities to Ernesettle.