Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Keyham
Are you moving and want to know more about Keyham? Our complete guide to utilities in Keyham will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Keyham water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Keyham.
About Keyham, Devon
Keyham PL2 has a population of 6,376 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.
Who supplies my water in Keyham?
Getting in touch with your water supplier for Keyham
Speaking to an advisor at South West Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Keyham water problems.
In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for South West Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|South West Water phone number||South West Water Emergency phone number|
|0344 346 1010||0344 346 2020|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Moving to Keyham?
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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 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
Water rates in Keyham
Water rates in Keyham will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Keyham water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Keyham water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Keyham
Customers that have a water meter at their Keyham 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Keyham home.
Unmetered Customers in Keyham
Customers who don't have a meter at their Keyham home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Keyham home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Keyham is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Keyham water rates would 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?
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 Keyham 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 Keyham?
The average water bill Keyham residents are being charged is £18.17 each month, that's £218 per year.
Expensive Keyham water bills?
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How do I pay my Keyham water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with South West Water. After you've registered with South West 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
It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Keyham 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.
Can I switch the water supplier in Keyham?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Keyham PL2, 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.
Keyham Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Keyham have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Keyham
Is the tap water in Keyham safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Keyham. You can rest assured that Keyham water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Keyham 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 Keyham water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Keyham come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Keyham:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Keyham
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 Keyham is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Keyham is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Keyham contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.
You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Keyham.
Keyham No Water
If you have no water in your Keyham home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Keyham.
If there is no water at your Keyham home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Keyham.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. You can also try the following:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the South West Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for South West Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Keyham water leak or flooding
Keyham water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Keyham 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 Keyham property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Contact South West Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- 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 Keyham taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Keyham water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Keyham 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 Keyham water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to South West Water on the contact details above.
Internet in Keyham PL2
The broadband speed you get at your Keyham home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Location of the router in your home
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Keyham 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?
|Keyham Average Download Speed||Keyham Average Upload Speed|
|95.27 Mbps||13.30 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Keyham?
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Keyham. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection that's available.
What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Keyham?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Keyham.
The first point to bear in mind when choosing an internet provider in Keyham is what's available. The majority of homes in Keyham should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.
However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Keyham?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Keyham
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband 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.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Keyham homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Keyham.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Keyham?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Keyham broadband cost
You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Keyham. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Keyham. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Keyham Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Keyham should also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.
The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Keyham home will be an important thing to consider.
Keyham broadband technical support
Lastly, the technical support for your Keyham broadband internet is of utmost importance. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Keyham.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Keyham have about broadband internet.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
What's the average broadband speed in Keyham?
The average broadband speed in Keyham is:
|Keyham Average Download Speed||Keyham Average Upload Speed|
|95.27 Mbps||13.30 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.
- ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
- Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed 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 Keyham, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Keyham house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .
What speed internet is best for me?
That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Keyham.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Download Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the telephone area code for Keyham
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Keyham is 01806. If you call someone in Keyham, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Keyham call cost?
If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.
If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Keyham
Residents of Keyham are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Keyham home to the electricity grid and gas networks.
Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Keyham distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Keyham in this section.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Keyham
The electricity distribution network operator for Keyham 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Keyham
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Keyham.
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 tiny amount was generated with 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 are scheduled for closure, 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 produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Keyham
You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Keyham, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Keyham.