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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Mary Tavy

If you've moved and have questions about Mary Tavy? Our complete guide to utilities in Mary Tavy will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mary Tavy water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mary Tavy.

About Mary Tavy, Devon

Mary Tavy PL19 has a population of 840 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Mary Tavy?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Mary Tavy

Calling a phone number for South West Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Mary Tavy water account.

In the table below you will find the contact 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, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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
Exeter, Devon
EX2 7HR

Water rates in Mary Tavy

Water bill in Mary Tavy

Water rates in Mary Tavy depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Mary Tavy water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Mary Tavy water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Mary Tavy

Customers that have a water meter at their Mary Tavy property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 Mary Tavy home.

Unmetered Customers in Mary Tavy

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Mary Tavy will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Mary Tavy water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to 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, installing a water meter at your Mary Tavy may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Mary Tavy?

The average water bill Mary Tavy residents are billed is £18.17 monthly, which works out at £218 a year.

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How do I pay my Mary Tavy water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with South West Water. Once you've registered an account 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Mary Tavy bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Mary Tavy?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mary Tavy PL19, 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.

Mary Tavy Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Mary Tavy have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mary Tavy

Is water from the tap in Mary Tavy safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Mary Tavy. You can rest assured that Mary Tavy water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Mary Tavy 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 Mary Tavy water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Mary Tavy come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mary Tavy:

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

How hard is the water in Mary Tavy

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 Mary Tavy is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Mary Tavy is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Mary Tavy 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Mary Tavy No Water

If you have no water in your Mary Tavy home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Mary Tavy.

If there is no water at your Mary Tavy home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Mary Tavy.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the South West Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of South West Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Mary Tavy water leak or flooding

Mary Tavy water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Mary Tavy 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 Mary Tavy property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring South West Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the South West Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Mary Tavy taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Mary Tavy water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Mary Tavy water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Mary Tavy water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with South West Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Mary Tavy PL19

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Mary Tavy home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • 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 Mary Tavy with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Mary Tavy Average Download Speed Mary Tavy Average Upload Speed
41.20 Mbps 10.30 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Mary Tavy. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one that's available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Mary Tavy?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Mary Tavy.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Mary Tavy is the availability. The majority of homes in Mary Tavy should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Mary Tavy?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Mary Tavy
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Mary Tavy homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Mary Tavy.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Mary Tavy.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Mary Tavy broadband cost

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Mary Tavy. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Mary Tavy. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Mary Tavy Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Mary Tavy must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Mary Tavy home is something to think about.

Mary Tavy broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Mary Tavy internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Mary Tavy.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Mary Tavy have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Mary Tavy?

The average broadband speed in Mary Tavy is:

Mary Tavy Average Download Speed Mary Tavy Average Upload Speed
41.20 Mbps 10.30 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 one of those green boxes on your street in Mary Tavy, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Mary Tavy property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Mary Tavy.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices 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
More than 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Mary Tavy

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Mary Tavy is 01806. When making a call to someone in Mary Tavy, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Mary Tavy call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Mary Tavy

People living in Mary Tavy are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, 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 and operates the infrastructure that connect your Mary Tavy home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Mary Tavy distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Mary Tavy right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Mary Tavy

The electricity distribution network operator for Mary Tavy 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 Mary Tavy

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Mary Tavy

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Mary Tavy, we've found the closest five municipalities to Mary Tavy.

Closest five municipalities to Mary Tavy
Municipality Distance from Mary Tavy
Morwellham -
Bradstone -
Tavistock -
Calstock 1.68 miles