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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Mannamead

If you just moved and have some questions about Mannamead? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Mannamead will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mannamead water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mannamead.

About Mannamead, Devon

Mannamead PL3 is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Mannamead?

Mannamead water services are supplied by South West Water. Here are the main contact numbers for South West Water:

How to reach your water provider in Mannamead

Ringing a contact number for South West Water is one of many options to talk about your Mannamead 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
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Write to South West Water

You can also write to 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

Cost of water in Mannamead

Water bill in Mannamead

Water rates in Mannamead are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Mannamead water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Mannamead water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Mannamead

Customers that have a water meter at their Mannamead home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of South West Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Mannamead home.

Unmetered Customers in Mannamead

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Mannamead 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 Mannamead home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Mannamead is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Mannamead 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Mannamead may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Mannamead?

The average water bill Mannamead residents are being charged is £18.17 per month, which is £218 annually.

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How do I pay my Mannamead 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Mannamead bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Mannamead?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mannamead PL3, 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.

Mannamead Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Mannamead have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mannamead

Is water from the tap in Mannamead safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mannamead come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mannamead:

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

Is the water hard in Mannamead

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 Mannamead is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Mannamead is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Mannamead contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Mannamead.

Mannamead No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Mannamead home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Mannamead.

If there is no water at your Mannamead home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Mannamead.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the South West Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of South West Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Mannamead water leak or flooding

Mannamead water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Mannamead home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Mannamead property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

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

Why does the water in Mannamead taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Mannamead water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Mannamead water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Mannamead water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach South West Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Mannamead PL3

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The broadband speed you get at your Mannamead home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Mannamead with our fast and simple speed test.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Mannamead Average Download Speed Mannamead Average Upload Speed
88.55 Mbps 12.50 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Mannamead. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Mannamead?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Mannamead.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Mannamead is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Mannamead can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Mannamead?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Mannamead
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Mannamead homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Mannamead.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Mannamead.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Mannamead broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Mannamead. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Mannamead. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Mannamead Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Mannamead should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Mannamead home is something to think about.

Mannamead broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Mannamead internet 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 provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Mannamead.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Mannamead have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Mannamead?

The average broadband speed in Mannamead is:

Mannamead Average Download Speed Mannamead Average Upload Speed
88.55 Mbps 12.50 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 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 boxes on your street in Mannamead, it's then connected to your house 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 Mannamead house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should choose when getting connected in Mannamead.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Mannamead

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Mannamead is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Mannamead, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Mannamead call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, 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, you should ask your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Mannamead

Residents of Mannamead can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Mannamead home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Mannamead distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Mannamead 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 responsible for Mannamead

The electricity distribution network operator for Mannamead 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Mannamead

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

Fossil Fuels

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other types 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 begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Mannamead

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