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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Yateley

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

About Yateley, Berkshire

Yateley GU46 has a population of 14,829 and is located in the county of Berkshire. Berkshire has a population of 915,157 people.

Who supplies my water in Yateley?

Yateley water services are supplied by South East Water. Below are the main phone numbers for South East Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Yateley

Calling a phone number for South East Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Yateley water account.

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

South East Water contact number South East Water Emergency contact number
0333 000 0001 0333 000 0365
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to South East Water

You can also get in touch with South East Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the South East Water website.

If you prefer to send a letter to South East Water can do so by writing to the South East Water address below:

South East Water Address
Rocfort Road
Snodland, Kent
ME6 5AH

Cost of water in Yateley

Water bill in Yateley

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

Metered Customers in Yateley

Customers that have a water meter at their Yateley property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of South East Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Yateley home.

Unmetered Customers in Yateley

Customers without a meter at their Yateley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Yateley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Yateley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Yateley 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Yateley may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Yateley?

The average water bill Yateley residents are billed is £18.42 monthly, which works out at £221 a year.

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How do I pay my Yateley water bill?

You will first need to register with South East Water. Once you've registered an account with South East 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 Yateley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your South East 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 Yateley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Yateley GU46, your water supplier is South East 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.

Yateley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Yateley

Is tap water in Yateley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Yateley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Yateley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Yateley

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Yateley contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Yateley.

Yateley No Water

If you have no water in your Yateley 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 Yateley.

If there is no water at your Yateley 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 Yateley.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South East Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the South East Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of South East Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Yateley water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Yateley property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact South East Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the South East Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Yateley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Yateley water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Yateley 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 Yateley water.

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

Broadband Speed in Yateley GU46

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

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

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

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

Yateley Average Download Speed Yateley Average Upload Speed
87.30 Mbps 21.00 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Yateley. 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.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Yateley?

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 might seem daunting at first. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Yateley.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Yateley is what's available. The majority of homes in Yateley 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.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to 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 Yateley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Yateley
    • 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 more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Yateley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Yateley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Yateley.
    • 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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Yateley broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Yateley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Yateley. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Yateley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Yateley should also be considered, with many of us 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 really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Yateley home is something to think about.

Yateley broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Yateley broadband connection is extremely important. 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 making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Yateley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Yateley?

The average broadband speed in Yateley is:

Yateley Average Download Speed Yateley Average Upload Speed
87.30 Mbps 21.00 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 Yateley, 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 Yateley property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take when getting connected in Yateley.

Frequent 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
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Yateley

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

How much does an 01806 Yateley call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 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? 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 Yateley

People living in Yateley can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Yateley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Yateley right here.

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 Yateley

The electricity distribution network operator for Yateley 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

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 Yateley

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

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Yateley

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Yateley, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Yateley.

Closest five municipalities to Yateley
Municipality Distance from Yateley
Darby Green 0.85 miles
Hawley 0.85 miles
Blackwater 0.85 miles
Minley 0.85 miles
Camberley 1.81 miles