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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Peter Tavy

Are you moving and want to know more about Peter Tavy? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Peter Tavy will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Peter Tavy water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Peter Tavy.

About Peter Tavy, Devon

Peter Tavy PL19 has a population of 274 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Peter Tavy?

Peter Tavy water services are provided by South West Water. Below are the main phone numbers for South West Water:

How to reach your water provider in Peter Tavy

Ringing a contact number for South West Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Peter Tavy water account.

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

Additionally, you can communicate with South West Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through 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 Peter Tavy

Water bill in Peter Tavy

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

Metered Customers in Peter Tavy

Customers with a water meter at their Peter Tavy home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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 Peter Tavy home.

Unmetered Customers in Peter Tavy

Customers without a meter at their Peter Tavy 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 Peter Tavy home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Peter Tavy will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Peter Tavy 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Peter Tavy could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Peter Tavy?

The average water bill Peter Tavy residents are charged is £18.17 monthly, which works out at £218 annually.

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How do I pay my Peter Tavy water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with South West Water. Once you've registered an account with South West Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Peter Tavy bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your South West Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Peter Tavy?

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

Peter Tavy Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Peter Tavy have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Peter Tavy

Is the tap water in Peter Tavy safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Peter Tavy come from?

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

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

How hard is the water in Peter 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 rating in Peter Tavy is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Peter Tavy is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Peter Tavy contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Peter Tavy No Water

If you have no water in your Peter Tavy home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Peter Tavy.

If there is no water at your Peter Tavy 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 Peter Tavy.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  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, 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.

Peter Tavy water leak or flooding

Peter Tavy water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Peter Tavy home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

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

  1. Call South West Water whether the problem is with clean 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 in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Peter Tavy taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Peter Tavy 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 affect it by infusing your Peter Tavy water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Peter Tavy water.

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

Broadband in Peter Tavy PL19

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Peter Tavy home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Peter Tavy with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Peter Tavy Average Download Speed Peter 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 Peter Tavy. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Peter Tavy.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Peter Tavy is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Peter Tavy can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Peter Tavy?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Peter Tavy
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Peter Tavy homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Peter Tavy.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Peter Tavy.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Peter Tavy broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Peter Tavy. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Peter Tavy. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Peter Tavy Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Peter Tavy must also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Peter Tavy home is something to think about.

Peter Tavy broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Peter Tavy broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Peter Tavy.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Peter Tavy?

The average broadband speed in Peter Tavy is:

Peter Tavy Average Download Speed Peter Tavy Average Upload Speed
41.20 Mbps 10.30 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Peter Tavy, 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 Peter Tavy house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Peter Tavy.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Peter Tavy

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Peter Tavy is 01806. When making a call to someone in Peter Tavy, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Peter Tavy call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call 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 Peter Tavy

Residents of Peter Tavy are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Peter Tavy home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Peter Tavy distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Peter Tavy below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Peter Tavy

The electricity distribution network operator for Peter 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

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 Peter Tavy

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Peter Tavy

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Peter Tavy, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Peter Tavy.

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