A Complete Guide to Utilities in Battlefield
Are you moving and want to know more about Battlefield? Our utilities guide to Battlefield is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Battlefield water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Battlefield.
About Battlefield, Glasgow
Battlefield G42 has a population of 13,673 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.
Who supplies my water in Battlefield?
Getting in touch with your water supplier for Battlefield
Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Battlefield water issues.
In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Scottish Water telephone number||Scottish Water Emergency telephone number|
|0800 077 8778||0800 077 8778|
Moving to Battlefield?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Scottish Water
You can also get in touch with Scottish Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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 want to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:
|Scottish Water Email Address|
Water rates in Battlefield
Water rates in Battlefield are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Battlefield water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Battlefield water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Battlefield
Customers that have a water meter at their Battlefield house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Scottish Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Battlefield home.
Unmetered Customers in Battlefield
Customers without a meter at their Battlefield home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Battlefield home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Battlefield is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Battlefield water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.
Should I get a water meter installed?
That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Battlefield might work out cheaper.
Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by installing a water meter.
How do I pay my Battlefield water bill?
You will first need to register with Scottish Water. After you've registered with Scottish 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 Battlefield bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Scottish Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.
Can I switch the water supplier in Battlefield?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Battlefield G42, 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.
Battlefield Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Battlefield have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Battlefield
Is the tap water in Battlefield safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Battlefield. You can rest assured that Battlefield water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Battlefield 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 Battlefield water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Battlefield come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Battlefield:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Battlefield
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 Battlefield is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Battlefield is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Battlefield contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. 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 Battlefield.
Battlefield No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Battlefield home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Battlefield.
If there is no water at your Battlefield home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Battlefield.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Battlefield water leak or flooding
Battlefield water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Battlefield 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 Battlefield property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Scottish Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Battlefield taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Battlefield water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Battlefield water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Battlefield water.
If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Scottish Water via the contact channels listed above.
Broadband Speed in Battlefield G42
The broadband speed you get at your Battlefield 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 how it compares to the average connection speed for Battlefield with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Battlefield Average Download Speed||Battlefield Average Upload Speed|
|78.70 Mbps||35.20 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Battlefield?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Battlefield. 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 households in the UK.
ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection available.
Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Battlefield?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Battlefield.
The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Battlefield is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Battlefield should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.
Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Battlefield?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Battlefield
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Battlefield homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Battlefield.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Battlefield?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Battlefield broadband value for money
You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Battlefield. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Battlefield. 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.
Battlefield Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Battlefield should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.
The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Battlefield home is going to be important.
Battlefield broadband customer service
Lastly, the customer service of your Battlefield broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Battlefield.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Battlefield have about broadband internet.
Is the internet fast in Battlefield?
The average broadband speed in Battlefield is:
|Battlefield Average Download Speed||Battlefield Average Upload Speed|
|78.70 Mbps||35.20 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed 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 Battlefield, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Battlefield property. 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?
That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when getting connected in Battlefield.
|Frequent internet uses||Recommended Download Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll of the above, 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 have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.
What's the landline area code in Battlefield
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Battlefield is 01806. When making a call to someone in Battlefield, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Battlefield call cost?
If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Battlefield
Residents in Battlefield are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Battlefield home to the electricity grid and gas networks.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Battlefield distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Battlefield 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 Battlefield
The electricity distribution network operator for Battlefield 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 Battlefield?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Battlefield
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Battlefield.
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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Battlefield
If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Battlefield, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Battlefield.