Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Mytchett

If you've moved and have questions about Mytchett? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Mytchett will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mytchett water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mytchett.

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About Mytchett, Hampshire

Mytchett GU16 has a population of 4,624 and is located in the county of Hampshire. Hampshire has a population of 1,844,245 people.

Who supplies my water in Mytchett?

Mytchett water services are provided by South East Water. Here are the main contact numbers for South East Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Mytchett

Ringing a contact number for South East Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Mytchett water problems.

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for South East Water general enquiries and emergencies.

South East Water contact number South East Water Emergency contact number
0333 000 0001 0333 000 0365
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to South East Water

Additionally, you can communicate with South East Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the South East Water website.

Customer that want to post a letter to South East Water can do so by writing to the South East Water address below:

South East Water Address
Rocfort Road
Snodland, Kent
ME6 5AH
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Cost of water in Mytchett

Water bill in Mytchett

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

Metered Customers in Mytchett

Customers with a water meter at their Mytchett 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 East Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Mytchett home.

Unmetered Customers in Mytchett

Customers without a meter at their Mytchett 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 Mytchett home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Mytchett is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Mytchett 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Mytchett may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Mytchett?

The average water bill Mytchett residents are charged is £18.42 monthly, which works out at £221 per year.

How do I pay my Mytchett water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with South East Water. Once you've registered an account with South East 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 Mytchett bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your South East Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Mytchett?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mytchett GU16, your water supplier is South East 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.

Mytchett Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mytchett

Is the tap water in Mytchett safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mytchett come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mytchett:

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

How hard is the water in Mytchett

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 Mytchett is higher than 276ppm, that makes the water hardness in Mytchett is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Mytchett contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. very hard water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Mytchett.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Mytchett No Water

If you have no water in your Mytchett 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 Mytchett.

If there is no water at your Mytchett 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 Mytchett.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South East Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the South East Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of South East 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.

Mytchett water leak or flooding

Mytchett water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Mytchett home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Call South East 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 East Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Mytchett taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Mytchett 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 infuse the Mytchett water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Mytchett water.

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

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Internet in Mytchett GU16

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Mytchett home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • 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 the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Mytchett 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?

Mytchett Average Download Speed Mytchett Average Upload Speed
107.53 Mbps 18.33 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Mytchett. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Mytchett?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Mytchett.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Mytchett is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Mytchett can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area 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 as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Mytchett?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Mytchett
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds 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 Mytchett homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Mytchett.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Mytchett.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Mytchett broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Mytchett. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Mytchett. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Mytchett Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Mytchett must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Mytchett home will be an important thing to consider.

Mytchett broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Mytchett broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have 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 is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Mytchett.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Mytchett ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Mytchett?

The average speed of broadband in Mytchett is:

Mytchett Average Download Speed Mytchett Average Upload Speed
107.53 Mbps 18.33 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Mytchett, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Mytchett property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Mytchett.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Mytchett

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Mytchett is 01806. If you call someone in Mytchett, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Mytchett call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, 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.

Gas and Electricity in Mytchett

Residents in Mytchett are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, 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 these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Mytchett home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Mytchett distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Mytchett right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Mytchett

The electricity distribution network operator for Mytchett is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England. You can find the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England contact details in the table below:

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Central Southern England Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 048 3516
Emergencies 0800 072 7282
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.ssen.co.uk/
Address Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
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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

Power Generation near Mytchett

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 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 is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Mytchett

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Mytchett, we've found the closest five municipalities to Mytchett.

Closest five municipalities to Mytchett
Municipality Distance from Mytchett
Deepcut -
Frimley Green -
Camberley 2.24 miles