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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Mount Gould

If you just moved and have some questions about Mount Gould? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Mount Gould is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mount Gould water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mount Gould.

About Mount Gould, Devon

Mount Gould PL4 has a population of 8,823 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Mount Gould?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Mount Gould

Calling a phone number for South West Water is one of many options to talk about your Mount Gould water issues.

Below, you can find the principal 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 get in touch with South West Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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 Mount Gould

Water bill in Mount Gould

Water rates in Mount Gould will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Mount Gould water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Mount Gould water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Mount Gould

Customers that have a water meter at their Mount Gould property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) 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 Mount Gould home.

Unmetered Customers in Mount Gould

Customers without a meter at their Mount Gould home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Mount Gould home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Mount Gould is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Mount Gould 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 are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Mount Gould may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Mount Gould?

The average water bill Mount Gould residents are charged is £18.17 per month, which is £218 per year.

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How do I pay my Mount Gould water bill?

First of all, you will 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 Mount Gould 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Mount Gould?

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

Mount Gould Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mount Gould

Is tap water in Mount Gould safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mount Gould come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mount Gould:

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

Is the water hard in Mount Gould

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 Mount Gould is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Mount Gould is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Mount Gould contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 extends their lifespan.

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

Mount Gould No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Mount Gould home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Mount Gould.

If there is no water at your Mount Gould 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 Mount Gould.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the South West Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Mount Gould water leak or flooding

Mount Gould water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Mount Gould 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 Mount Gould property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call South West Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the South West Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Mount Gould taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Mount Gould water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Mount Gould water.

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

Internet in Mount Gould PL4

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Mount Gould Average Download Speed Mount Gould 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 Mount Gould. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Mount Gould?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Mount Gould.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Mount Gould is what's available. The majority of homes in Mount Gould should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Mount Gould?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Mount Gould
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Mount Gould homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Mount Gould.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Mount Gould.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Mount Gould broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Mount Gould. You will see many broadband providers are 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 Mount Gould. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Mount Gould Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Mount Gould should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Mount Gould home is going to be important.

Mount Gould broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Mount Gould broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Mount Gould.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Mount Gould?

The average broadband speed in Mount Gould is:

Mount Gould Average Download Speed Mount Gould Average Upload Speed
88.55 Mbps 12.50 Mbps

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

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 reduces as you get further away 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Mount Gould, 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 Mount Gould home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Mount Gould.

Usual Internet habits 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 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data 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 Mount Gould

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Mount Gould is 01806. If you call someone in Mount Gould, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Mount Gould call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling 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 Mount Gould

People living in Mount Gould are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Mount Gould home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Mount Gould distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Mount Gould 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 for Mount Gould

The electricity distribution network operator for Mount Gould 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 Mount Gould

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

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Mount Gould

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Mount Gould, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Mount Gould.

Closest five municipalities to Mount Gould
Municipality Distance from Mount Gould
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Lipson -
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