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Your Guide to Utilities in Widecombe in the Moor

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

About Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

Widecombe in the Moor TQ13 has a population of 542 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.

Who supplies my water in Widecombe in the Moor?

Widecombe in the Moor water services are provided by South West Water. Below are the main phone numbers for South West Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Widecombe in the Moor

Calling a phone number for South West Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Widecombe in the Moor water problems.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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 write to South West Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via 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

Cost of water in Widecombe in the Moor

Water bill in Widecombe in the Moor

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

Metered Customers in Widecombe in the Moor

Customers that have a water meter at their Widecombe in the Moor home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is 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 Widecombe in the Moor home.

Unmetered Customers in Widecombe in the Moor

Customers without a meter at their Widecombe in the Moor 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 Widecombe in the Moor home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Widecombe in the Moor is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Widecombe in the Moor water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not 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, having a water meter installed at your Widecombe in the Moor might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Widecombe in the Moor?

The average water bill Widecombe in the Moor residents are billed is £18.17 per month, which is £218 annually.

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How do I pay my Widecombe in the Moor 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 offered a choice of payment options 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 Widecombe in the Moor 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Widecombe in the Moor?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Widecombe in the Moor TQ13, 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.

Widecombe in the Moor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Widecombe in the Moor

Is water from the tap in Widecombe in the Moor safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Widecombe in the Moor. You can rest assured that Widecombe in the Moor water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Widecombe in the Moor 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 Widecombe in the Moor water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Widecombe in the Moor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Widecombe in the Moor:

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

Is the water hard in Widecombe in the Moor

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 Widecombe in the Moor is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Widecombe in the Moor is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Widecombe in the Moor 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Widecombe in the Moor.

Widecombe in the Moor No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Widecombe in the Moor 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 Widecombe in the Moor.

If there is no water at your Widecombe in the Moor 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 Widecombe in the Moor.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Widecombe in the Moor water leak or flooding

Widecombe in the Moor water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Widecombe in the Moor 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 Widecombe in the Moor property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

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

Why does the water in Widecombe in the Moor taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Widecombe in the Moor water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Widecombe in the Moor water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Widecombe in the Moor 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.

Broadband in Widecombe in the Moor TQ13

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Widecombe in the Moor home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Widecombe in the Moor with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Widecombe in the Moor Average Download Speed Widecombe in the Moor Average Upload Speed
48.43 Mbps 12.17 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Widecombe in the Moor. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Widecombe in the Moor?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Widecombe in the Moor.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Widecombe in the Moor is what's available. The majority of homes in Widecombe in the Moor should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed 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 Widecombe in the Moor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Widecombe in the Moor
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Widecombe in the Moor homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Widecombe in the Moor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Widecombe in the Moor.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Widecombe in the Moor broadband cost

Widecombe in the Moor broadband bill

You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Widecombe in the Moor. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Widecombe in the Moor. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Widecombe in the Moor Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Widecombe in the Moor must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

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 Widecombe in the Moor home will be an important thing to consider.

Widecombe in the Moor broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Widecombe in the Moor internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises 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 Widecombe in the Moor.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Widecombe in the Moor have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Widecombe in the Moor?

The average broadband speed in Widecombe in the Moor is:

Widecombe in the Moor Average Download Speed Widecombe in the Moor Average Upload Speed
48.43 Mbps 12.17 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Widecombe in the Moor, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Widecombe in the Moor house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick when getting connected in Widecombe in the Moor.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Widecombe in the Moor

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Widecombe in the Moor is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Widecombe in the Moor, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Widecombe in the Moor call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Widecombe in the Moor

Residents of Widecombe in the Moor are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Widecombe in the Moor home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Widecombe in the Moor distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Widecombe in the Moor in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Widecombe in the Moor

The electricity distribution network operator for Widecombe in the Moor 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Widecombe in the Moor

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Widecombe in the Moor.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. 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 electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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 accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Widecombe in the Moor

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Widecombe in the Moor, we've found the five closest municipalities to Widecombe in the Moor.

Closest five municipalities to Widecombe in the Moor
Municipality Distance from Widecombe in the Moor
Bovey Tracey -
Chudleigh -
Moretonhampstead -
Buckfastleigh 4.02 miles
Newton Abbot 7.38 miles