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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Seaview

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

About Seaview, Isle of Wight

Seaview PO34 has a population of 2,549 and is located in the county of Isle of Wight. Isle of Wight has a population of 141,606 people.

Who supplies my water in Seaview?

Seaview water utilities are supplied by Southern Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Southern Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Seaview

Calling a phone number for Southern Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Seaview water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Southern Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Southern Water contact number Southern Water Emergency contact number
0330 303 0277 0800 820 999
Mon to Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-2:30pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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You can also get in touch with Southern Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Southern Water website.

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

Southern Water Address
PO Box 564
Darlington
DL1 9ZG

Customers that would rather email Southern Water, you can use the email address below:

Southern Water Email Address
customeraccounts@southernwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Seaview

Water bill in Seaview

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

Metered Customers in Seaview

Customers that have a water meter at their Seaview 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 Southern Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Seaview home.

Unmetered Customers in Seaview

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Seaview will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Seaview water prices were 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, getting a water meter for your Seaview might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Seaview?

The average water bill Seaview residents are billed is £14.25 each month, that's £171 per year.

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How do I pay my Seaview water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Southern Water. After you've registered with Southern 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 Seaview bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Southern 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 Seaview?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Seaview PO34, your water supplier is Southern 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.

Seaview Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Seaview

Is water from the tap in Seaview safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Seaview come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Seaview:

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

How hard is the water in Seaview

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 Seaview is higher than 276ppm, this means the water in Seaview is rated as very hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Seaview contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. very hard water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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

  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.

Seaview No Water

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

If there is no water at your Seaview home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Seaview.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Southern 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 Southern Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Southern Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Seaview water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Call Southern Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Southern Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Seaview taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Seaview 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 infuse the Seaview water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Seaview water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Southern Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Seaview PO34

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Seaview 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?

Seaview Average Download Speed Seaview Average Upload Speed
37.80 Mbps 16.20 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Seaview. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Seaview.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Seaview is what's available. The majority of homes in Seaview should be able to enjoy 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 will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Seaview?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Seaview
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Seaview homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Seaview.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Seaview.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Seaview broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Seaview. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Seaview. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Seaview Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Seaview also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Seaview home will be an important thing to consider.

Seaview broadband customer support

Finally, the technical support for your Seaview broadband connection is really important. 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 high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Seaview.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Seaview?

The average internet speed in Seaview is:

Seaview Average Download Speed Seaview Average Upload Speed
37.80 Mbps 16.20 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Seaview, from which it is connected to your property 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 Seaview property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Seaview.

Usual Internet habits 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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Seaview

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

How much does an 01806 Seaview call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Seaview

People living in Seaview are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Seaview home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Seaview distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Seaview 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 responsible for Seaview

The electricity distribution network operator for Seaview 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 GE@ssen.co.uk
Website https://www.ssen.co.uk/
Address Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Perth

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 Seaview

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Seaview

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Seaview, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Seaview.

Closest five municipalities to Seaview
Municipality Distance from Seaview
Whitecliff Bay 2.51 miles
Sandown 2.92 miles
Ryde 2.93 miles