Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Lipson
If you've moved and have questions about Lipson? Our utilities guide to Lipson will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Lipson water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Lipson.
About Lipson, Devon
Lipson PL4 has a population of 6,736 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.
Who supplies my water in Lipson?
How to reach your water provider in Lipson
Speaking to an advisor at South West Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Lipson water account.
Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for South West Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|South West Water telephone number||South West Water Emergency telephone number|
|0344 346 1010||0344 346 2020|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Moving to Lipson?
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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 also submit your request on the South West Water website.
If you prefer to write 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
Price of water in Lipson
Water rates in Lipson will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Lipson water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Lipson water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Lipson
Customers that have a water meter at their Lipson 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 Lipson home.
Unmetered Customers in Lipson
Customers who don't have a meter at their Lipson 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 Lipson home.
The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Lipson will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Lipson water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.
Should I get a water meter installed?
That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Lipson 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 Lipson?
The average water bill Lipson residents are charged is £18.17 each month, that's £218 a year.
Expensive Lipson water bills?
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How do I pay my Lipson water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with South West Water. After you register your details 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 Lipson bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Lipson?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Lipson PL4, 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.
Lipson Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Lipson have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Lipson
Is tap water in Lipson safe to drink?
Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Lipson. You can rest assured that Lipson water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Lipson 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 Lipson water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Lipson come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Lipson:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Lipson
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 Lipson is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Lipson is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Lipson contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. 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.
You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Lipson.
Lipson No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Lipson home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Lipson.
If there is no water at your Lipson home, do you only have 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 Lipson.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:
- 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.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for South West Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Lipson water leak or flooding
Lipson water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Lipson home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.
If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Lipson property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Call South West Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can go on the internet at your current 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 Lipson taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Lipson 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 impermeate the Lipson water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Lipson 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.
Internet in Lipson PL4
The speed of your internet connection at your Lipson home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Placement of your router
- If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Lipson with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Lipson Average Download Speed||Lipson Average Upload Speed|
|88.55 Mbps||12.50 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Lipson?
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Lipson. 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 this type of connection is the only one available.
What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Lipson?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Lipson.
The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Lipson is what's available. The majority of homes in Lipson should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location 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 because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Lipson?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Lipson
- Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Lipson homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Lipson.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Lipson?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Lipson broadband cost
Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Lipson. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer 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 broadband connection in Lipson. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.
Lipson Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Lipson must 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 playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Lipson home is something to think about.
Lipson broadband customer service
Our final tip, the customer support of your Lipson broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Lipson.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Lipson have about broadband internet.
Is the internet fast in Lipson?
The average speed of broadband in Lipson is:
|Lipson Average Download Speed||Lipson Average Upload Speed|
|88.55 Mbps||12.50 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 - 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 a green box on your street in Lipson, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Lipson house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .
What speed internet is best for me?
That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Lipson.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband 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|
|5 devices or more||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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the telephone area code for Lipson
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Lipson is 01806. If you call someone in Lipson, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01806 Lipson call cost?
If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Lipson
Residents in Lipson are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, 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 supplies your Lipson home to the gas and electricity networks.
More often than not you won't need to contact the Lipson distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Lipson in this section.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Lipson
The electricity distribution network operator for Lipson 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
Looking for greener energy in Lipson?
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Power Generation near Lipson
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Lipson.
In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of 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 generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation 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 currently under construction.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Lipson
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Lipson, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Lipson.