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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Noss Mayo

Are you moving and want to know more about Noss Mayo? Our complete guide to utilities in Noss Mayo is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Noss Mayo water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Noss Mayo.

About Noss Mayo, Devon

Noss Mayo PL8 has a population of 500 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Noss Mayo?

Noss Mayo water utilities are supplied by South West Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for South West Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Noss Mayo

Calling a phone number for South West Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Noss Mayo water issues.

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for South West Water general enquiries and emergencies.

South West Water contact number South West Water Emergency contact 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

Additionally, you can communicate with South West Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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

Price of water in Noss Mayo

Water bill in Noss Mayo

Water rates in Noss Mayo depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Noss Mayo water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Noss Mayo water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Noss Mayo

Customers with a water meter at their Noss Mayo 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 Noss Mayo home.

Unmetered Customers in Noss Mayo

Customers without a meter at their Noss Mayo home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Noss Mayo home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Noss Mayo is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Noss Mayo 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Noss Mayo might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Noss Mayo?

The average water bill Noss Mayo residents are charged is £18.17 each month, that's £218 a year.

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How do I pay my Noss Mayo 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Noss Mayo bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Noss Mayo?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Noss Mayo PL8, 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.

Noss Mayo Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Noss Mayo have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Noss Mayo

Is tap water in Noss Mayo safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Noss Mayo. You can rest assured that Noss Mayo water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Noss Mayo water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Noss Mayo water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Noss Mayo come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Noss Mayo:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Noss Mayo

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 rating for water hardness in Noss Mayo is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Noss Mayo is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Noss Mayo 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Noss Mayo.

Noss Mayo No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Noss Mayo home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Noss Mayo.

If there is no water at your Noss Mayo home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Noss Mayo.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for assistance. 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. Check 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Noss Mayo water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact South West Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the South West Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Noss Mayo taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Noss Mayo 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 Noss Mayo water.

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

Internet in Noss Mayo PL8

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Noss Mayo with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Noss Mayo Average Download Speed Noss Mayo Average Upload Speed
63.20 Mbps 11.30 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Noss Mayo. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Noss Mayo?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Noss Mayo.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Noss Mayo is the availability. Whilst many homes in Noss Mayo should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Noss Mayo?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Noss Mayo
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Noss Mayo homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Noss Mayo.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Noss Mayo.
    • 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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Noss Mayo broadband cost

Noss Mayo broadband bill

You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Noss Mayo. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Noss Mayo. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Noss Mayo Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Noss Mayo also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Noss Mayo home is going to be important.

Noss Mayo broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Noss Mayo broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Noss Mayo.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Noss Mayo?

The average speed of broadband in Noss Mayo is:

Noss Mayo Average Download Speed Noss Mayo Average Upload Speed
63.20 Mbps 11.30 Mbps

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

In simple terms, 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 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Noss Mayo, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Noss Mayo home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should pick when getting connected in Noss Mayo.

Usual Internet habits Recommended 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, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Noss Mayo

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Noss Mayo is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Noss Mayo, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Noss Mayo call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Noss Mayo

Residents in Noss Mayo can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local 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 Noss Mayo home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Noss Mayo distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Noss Mayo in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Noss Mayo

The electricity distribution network operator for Noss Mayo 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 Noss Mayo

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

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%). Additionally, 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 are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Noss Mayo

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Noss Mayo, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Noss Mayo.

Closest five municipalities to Noss Mayo
Municipality Distance from Noss Mayo
Newton Ferrers -
Yealmpton -
Wembury 1.65 miles
Mount Batten 1.65 miles
Heybrook Bay 1.65 miles