Your Complete Guide to Utilities in St. Judes
If you just moved and have some questions about St. Judes? Our complete guide to utilities in St. Judes will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and St. Judes water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in St. Judes.
About St. Judes, Devon
St. Judes PL4 is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.
Who supplies my water in St. Judes?
Getting in touch with your water supplier for St. Judes
Calling a phone number for South West Water is one of many options to discuss your St. Judes water account.
In the table below you will find the 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|
Moving to St. Judes?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
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.
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
Cost of water in St. Judes
Water rates in St. Judes will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your St. Judes water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered St. Judes water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in St. Judes
Customers that have a water meter at their St. Judes 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your St. Judes home.
Unmetered Customers in St. Judes
Customers that don't have a water meter at their St. Judes home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your St. Judes home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in St. Judes is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your St. Judes 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?
It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your St. Judes could be 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 St. Judes?
The average water bill St. Judes residents are charged is £18.17 monthly, which works out at £218 annually.
Expensive St. Judes water bills?
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How do I pay my St. Judes water bill?
You will first need to register with South West Water. Once you've registered an account with South West 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 St. Judes bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your South West Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.
Can I switch the water supplier in St. Judes?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in St. Judes 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.
St. Judes Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in St. Judes have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in St. Judes
Is water from the tap in St. Judes safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in St. Judes. You can rest assured that St. Judes water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored St. Judes 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 St. Judes water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in St. Judes come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply St. Judes:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in St. Judes
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 St. Judes is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in St. Judes is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in St. Judes contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.
You don't need to add a water softener to the water in St. Judes.
St. Judes No Water
If you have no water in your St. Judes 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 St. Judes.
If there is no water at your St. Judes 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 St. Judes.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. You can also try the following:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the South West Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of South West Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
St. Judes water leak or flooding
St. Judes water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your St. Judes 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 St. Judes property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Ring South West Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the South West Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in St. Judes taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your St. Judes water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your St. Judes water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to St. Judes water.
If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with South West Water on the contact details above.
Broadband Speed in St. Judes PL4
The speed of your broadband connection at your St. Judes home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- Distance from the telephone exchange
- Where you've placed your router
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Which provider you have
Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in St. Judes with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|St. Judes Average Download Speed||St. Judes Average Upload Speed|
|88.55 Mbps||12.50 Mbps|
Slow broadband in St. Judes?
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in St. Judes. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households 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 that's available.
What to look for when picking a broadband provider in St. Judes?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in St. Judes.
The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in St. Judes is what's available. The majority of homes in St. Judes should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.
Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in St. Judes?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in St. Judes
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of St. Judes homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of St. Judes.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in St. Judes?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
St. Judes broadband value for money
Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in St. Judes. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in St. Judes. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
St. Judes Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in St. Judes must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your St. Judes home is something to think about.
St. Judes broadband customer service
Lastly, the customer service of your St. Judes broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have 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 is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in St. Judes.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in St. Judes have about broadband internet.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
Is the internet fast in St. Judes?
The average speed of broadband in St. Judes is:
|St. Judes Average Download Speed||St. Judes Average Upload Speed|
|88.55 Mbps||12.50 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
Put simply, 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 reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in St. Judes, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your St. Judes property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
What broadband speed do I need?
That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in St. Judes.
|Frequent internet uses||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|
|Up to 5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|More than 5 devices||All the above and 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the telephone dialling code of St. Judes
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for St. Judes is 01806. When making a call to someone in St. Judes, 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 St. Judes call cost?
If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of 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 don't know whether you have inclusive 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 St. Judes
Residents of St. Judes are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your St. Judes home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you will never need to ever contact the St. Judes distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for St. Judes below.
You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for St. Judes
The electricity distribution network operator for St. Judes 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|
The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near St. Judes
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of St. Judes.
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 small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.
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, 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 currently being built.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include 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 St. Judes
You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby St. Judes, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to St. Judes.