A Complete Guide to Utilities in Anniesland
Are you moving and want to know more about Anniesland? Our complete guide to utilities in Anniesland will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Anniesland water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Anniesland.
About Anniesland, Glasgow
Anniesland G13 has a population of 10,219 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.
Who supplies my water in Anniesland?
How to reach your water provider in Anniesland
Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Anniesland water problems.
In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Scottish Water contact number||Scottish Water Emergency contact number|
|0800 077 8778||0800 077 8778|
Moving to Anniesland?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Scottish Water
Additionally, you can communicate with Scottish Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Scottish Water website.
If you prefer to write a letter to Scottish Water can do so by writing to the Scottish Water address below:
|Scottish Water Address|
|Head Office, Castle House, 6 Castle Drive
If you would like to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:
|Scottish Water Email Address|
Cost of water in Anniesland
Water rates in Anniesland are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Anniesland water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Anniesland water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Anniesland
Customers that have a water meter at their Anniesland 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 Scottish Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Anniesland home.
Unmetered Customers in Anniesland
Customers without a meter at their Anniesland home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Anniesland home.
The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Anniesland is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Anniesland water rates will have been 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Anniesland could be cheaper.
Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.
How do I pay my Anniesland water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Scottish Water. After you register your details with Scottish 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 Anniesland bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Scottish 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 Anniesland?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Anniesland G13, your water supplier is Scottish 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.
Anniesland Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Anniesland have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Anniesland
Is tap water in Anniesland safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Anniesland. You can rest assured that Anniesland water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Anniesland 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 Anniesland water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Anniesland come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Anniesland:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Anniesland
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 Anniesland is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Anniesland is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Anniesland 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Anniesland.
Anniesland No Water
If you have no water in your Anniesland 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 Anniesland.
If there is no water at your Anniesland home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Anniesland.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for advice. You can also try the following:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Scottish Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- 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.
Anniesland water leak or flooding
Anniesland water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Anniesland 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 Anniesland property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Contact Scottish 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 Scottish Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Anniesland taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Anniesland water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Anniesland water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Anniesland water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Scottish Water via the contact channels listed above.
Broadband in Anniesland G13
The speed of your internet connection at your Anniesland home depends on several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- 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 internet speed in Anniesland with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Anniesland Average Download Speed||Anniesland Average Upload Speed|
|83.60 Mbps||13.80 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Anniesland?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Anniesland. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.
What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Anniesland?
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, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Anniesland.
The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Anniesland is the issue of availability. Most homes in Anniesland 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 as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Anniesland?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Anniesland
- Fibre broadband is split 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 broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds 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 Anniesland homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Anniesland.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Anniesland?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Anniesland broadband cost
Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Anniesland. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Anniesland. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Anniesland Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Anniesland must also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.
Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Anniesland home will be an important thing to consider.
Anniesland broadband customer support
Our final tip, the customer service of your Anniesland broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Anniesland.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Anniesland have about broadband internet.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
Is the internet fast in Anniesland?
The average speed of broadband in Anniesland is:
|Anniesland Average Download Speed||Anniesland Average Upload Speed|
|83.60 Mbps||13.80 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 - 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of 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 Anniesland, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Anniesland property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
How fast internet should my internet be?
It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Anniesland.
|Main internet uses||Recommended Broadband 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 and 4K streaming or online gaming||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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
What's the landline area code in Anniesland
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Anniesland is 01806. If you call someone in Anniesland, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Anniesland call cost?
If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the phone call 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 are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Anniesland
Residents of Anniesland are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.
These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Anniesland home to the gas network and electricity grid.
More often than not you won't need to speak to the Anniesland distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Anniesland below.
You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Anniesland
The electricity distribution network operator for Anniesland is SP Energy Networks - Central & Southern Scotland. You can find the SP Energy Networks - Central & Southern Scotland contact details in the table below:
|SP Energy Networks - Central & Southern Scotland Contact Information|
|General Enquiries||0330 101 0444|
|Emergencies||0800 092 9290|
|Address||Customer Contact Team, SP Energy Networks, 320 St Vincent St
There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Anniesland?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Anniesland
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Anniesland.
In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can 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 Anniesland
You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Anniesland, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Anniesland.