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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Tamerton Foliot

If you've moved and have questions about Tamerton Foliot? Our complete guide to utilities in Tamerton Foliot is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Tamerton Foliot water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Tamerton Foliot.

About Tamerton Foliot, Devon

Tamerton Foliot PL5 has a population of 3,134 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Tamerton Foliot?

Tamerton Foliot water services are supplied by South West Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for South West Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Tamerton Foliot

Calling a phone number for South West Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Tamerton Foliot water issues.

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

South West Water phone number South West Water Emergency phone 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

You can also get in touch with South West Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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

Water rates in Tamerton Foliot

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Water rates in Tamerton Foliot will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Tamerton Foliot water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Tamerton Foliot water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Tamerton Foliot

Customers with a water meter at their Tamerton Foliot home will pay a fixed annual 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 Tamerton Foliot home.

Unmetered Customers in Tamerton Foliot

Customers who don't have a meter at their Tamerton Foliot home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Tamerton Foliot home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Tamerton Foliot will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Tamerton Foliot water prices were 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Tamerton Foliot might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Tamerton Foliot?

The average water bill Tamerton Foliot residents are charged is £18.17 each month, that's £218 annually.

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How do I pay my Tamerton Foliot water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with South West Water. After you register your details 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Tamerton Foliot 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 South West Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Tamerton Foliot?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tamerton Foliot PL5, 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.

Tamerton Foliot Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tamerton Foliot

Is the tap water in Tamerton Foliot safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Tamerton Foliot come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Tamerton Foliot:

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

How hard is the water in Tamerton Foliot

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 Tamerton Foliot is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Tamerton Foliot is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Tamerton Foliot contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Tamerton Foliot.

Tamerton Foliot No Water

If you have no water in your Tamerton Foliot home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Tamerton Foliot.

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

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

  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. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Tamerton Foliot water leak or flooding

Tamerton Foliot water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Tamerton Foliot home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Tamerton Foliot property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact South West Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the South West Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Tamerton Foliot taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Tamerton Foliot water this may be due to 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 affect it by infusing your Tamerton Foliot 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 Tamerton Foliot water.

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

Internet in Tamerton Foliot PL5

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The speed of your internet connection at your Tamerton Foliot home can vary depending on 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 internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Tamerton Foliot 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?

Tamerton Foliot Average Download Speed Tamerton Foliot Average Upload Speed
85.95 Mbps 13.10 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Tamerton Foliot. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Tamerton Foliot?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Tamerton Foliot.

Availability

The first thing to consider when choosing an internet provider in Tamerton Foliot is what's available. Whilst many homes in Tamerton Foliot should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

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

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Tamerton Foliot?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Tamerton Foliot
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Tamerton Foliot homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Tamerton Foliot.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Tamerton Foliot.
    • 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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Tamerton Foliot broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Tamerton Foliot. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Tamerton Foliot. 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.

Tamerton Foliot Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Tamerton Foliot should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Tamerton Foliot home is going to be important.

Tamerton Foliot broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Tamerton Foliot broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will 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 can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Tamerton Foliot.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Tamerton Foliot ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Tamerton Foliot?

The average speed of broadband in Tamerton Foliot is:

Tamerton Foliot Average Download Speed Tamerton Foliot Average Upload Speed
85.95 Mbps 13.10 Mbps

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

To put it 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Tamerton Foliot, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Tamerton Foliot house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should take when getting connected in Tamerton Foliot.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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
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 has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Tamerton Foliot

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Tamerton Foliot is 01806. If you call someone in Tamerton Foliot, 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 Tamerton Foliot call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Tamerton Foliot

Residents of Tamerton Foliot can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Tamerton Foliot home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Tamerton Foliot distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Tamerton Foliot in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Tamerton Foliot

The electricity distribution network operator for Tamerton Foliot 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

There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:

  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 Tamerton Foliot

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

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%). Furthermore, 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

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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 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. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Tamerton Foliot

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Tamerton Foliot, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Tamerton Foliot.

Closest five municipalities to Tamerton Foliot
Municipality Distance from Tamerton Foliot
Ernesettle -
St. Budeaux -
Whitleigh -
Laira 1.76 miles