Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Yelverton
If you just moved and have some questions about Yelverton? Our utilities guide to Yelverton is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Yelverton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Yelverton.
About Yelverton, Devon
Yelverton PL20 has a population of 3,627 and is located in the county of Devon. Devon has a population of 795,012 people.
Who supplies my water in Yelverton?
How to reach your water provider in Yelverton
Speaking to an advisor at South West Water is one of many options to deal with your Yelverton water issues.
In the table below you will find the telephone 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 Yelverton?
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Write to South West Water
Additionally, you can communicate with South West Water, by composing 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
Cost of water in Yelverton
Water rates in Yelverton depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Yelverton water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Yelverton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Yelverton
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Yelverton house will pay an annual fixed 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 Yelverton home.
Unmetered Customers in Yelverton
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Yelverton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Yelverton home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Yelverton will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Yelverton water rates will 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 Yelverton may save you money.
Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.
How much is the average water bill in Yelverton?
The average water bill Yelverton residents are charged is £18.17 each month, that's £218 a year.
Expensive Yelverton water bills?
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How do I pay my Yelverton water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with South West Water. After you register your details 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
You may be able to choose how often you pay your Yelverton bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Yelverton?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Yelverton PL20, 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.
Yelverton Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Yelverton have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Yelverton
Is the tap water in Yelverton safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Yelverton. You can rest assured that Yelverton water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Yelverton 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 Yelverton water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Yelverton come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Yelverton:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Yelverton
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 Yelverton is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Yelverton is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Yelverton contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.
You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Yelverton.
Yelverton No Water
If you have no water in your Yelverton home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Yelverton.
If there is no water at your Yelverton home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Yelverton.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact South West Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the South West Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of South West Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Yelverton water leak or flooding
Yelverton water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Yelverton home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.
If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Yelverton property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Contact South West Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the South West Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Yelverton taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Yelverton water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can impermeate the Yelverton water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Yelverton water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach South West Water using the contact information above.
Internet in Yelverton PL20
The speed of your internet connection at your Yelverton home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Location of the router in your home
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Yelverton with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Yelverton Average Download Speed||Yelverton Average Upload Speed|
|42.60 Mbps||11.87 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Yelverton?
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Yelverton. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection available.
Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Yelverton?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Yelverton.
The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Yelverton is the availability. Whilst many homes in Yelverton should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.
That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Yelverton?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Yelverton
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 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.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of Yelverton homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Yelverton.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Yelverton?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Yelverton broadband cost
You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Yelverton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Yelverton. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Yelverton Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Yelverton must also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.
The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Yelverton home is going to be important.
Yelverton broadband customer service
Our final tip, the customer service of your Yelverton broadband internet is of utmost importance. 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 a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Yelverton.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Yelverton have about their internet connection.
How fast is the broadband in Yelverton?
The average speed of broadband in Yelverton is:
|Yelverton Average Download Speed||Yelverton Average Upload Speed|
|42.60 Mbps||11.87 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.
- ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 Yelverton, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Yelverton house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
What broadband speed do I need?
That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Yelverton.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Maximum of 5 devices||AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|More than 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 travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the landline area code in Yelverton
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Yelverton is 01806. When making a call to someone in Yelverton, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Yelverton call cost?
If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost should 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 a small call set-up charge.
If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your 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 Supply in Yelverton
Residents in Yelverton can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of 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 Yelverton home to the gas network and electricity grid.
Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Yelverton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Yelverton right here.
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 Yelverton
The electricity distribution network operator for Yelverton 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 Yelverton
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Yelverton.
In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.
Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Yelverton
You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Yelverton, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Yelverton.