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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Morwellham

Are you moving and want to know more about Morwellham? Our utilities guide to Morwellham will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Morwellham water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Morwellham.

About Morwellham, Devon

Morwellham PL19 is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Morwellham?

Morwellham 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 Morwellham

Calling a phone number for South West Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Morwellham water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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 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.

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

Price of water in Morwellham

Water bill in Morwellham

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

Metered Customers in Morwellham

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Morwellham house will pay an annual fixed 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Morwellham home.

Unmetered Customers in Morwellham

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Morwellham home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Morwellham home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Morwellham is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Morwellham water rates will 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 you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Morwellham could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Morwellham?

The average water bill Morwellham residents are charged is £18.17 monthly, which works out at £218 a year.

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How do I pay my Morwellham water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Morwellham bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Morwellham?

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

Morwellham Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Morwellham

Is the tap water in Morwellham safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Morwellham come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Morwellham:

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

How hard is the water in Morwellham

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 Morwellham is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Morwellham is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Morwellham contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Morwellham No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Morwellham home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Morwellham.

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

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the South West Water website for any explanations as to 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. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Morwellham water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Morwellham property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring South West Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the South West Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Morwellham taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Morwellham water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Morwellham water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Morwellham water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to South West Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Morwellham PL19

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The broadband speed you get at your Morwellham home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Morwellham 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?

Morwellham Average Download Speed Morwellham Average Upload Speed
41.20 Mbps 10.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Morwellham. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Morwellham?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Morwellham.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Morwellham is the availability. The majority of homes in Morwellham can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Morwellham?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Morwellham
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Morwellham homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Morwellham.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Morwellham.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Morwellham broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Morwellham. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Morwellham. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Morwellham Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Morwellham should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Morwellham home will be an important thing to consider.

Morwellham broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Morwellham broadband connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Morwellham.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Morwellham have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Morwellham?

The average speed of broadband in Morwellham is:

Morwellham Average Download Speed Morwellham 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 boxes on your street in Morwellham, from there it's connected to your home 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 Morwellham home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Morwellham.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Morwellham

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Morwellham is 01806. When making a call to someone in Morwellham, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Morwellham call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost should be included in that 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 don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Morwellham

Residents in Morwellham can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Morwellham home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Morwellham distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Morwellham below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Morwellham

The electricity distribution network operator for Morwellham 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Morwellham

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

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 begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Morwellham

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Morwellham, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Morwellham.

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