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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Blythswood Hill

If you just moved and have some questions about Blythswood Hill? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Blythswood Hill will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Blythswood Hill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Blythswood Hill.

About Blythswood Hill, Glasgow

Blythswood Hill G2 is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Blythswood Hill?

Blythswood Hill water utilities are supplied by Scottish Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Blythswood Hill

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many options to talk about your Blythswood Hill water problems.

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

Scottish Water telephone number Scottish Water Emergency telephone number
0800 077 8778 0800 077 8778
24/7/365
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Write to Scottish Water

You can also write to Scottish Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Scottish Water website.

If you prefer to send 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
Dunfermline
KY11 8GG

If you want to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Blythswood Hill

Water bill in Blythswood Hill

Water rates in Blythswood Hill will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Blythswood Hill water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Blythswood Hill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Blythswood Hill

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Blythswood Hill home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Scottish Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Blythswood Hill home.

Unmetered Customers in Blythswood Hill

Customers who don't have a meter at their Blythswood Hill home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Blythswood Hill home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Blythswood Hill is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Blythswood Hill water prices were 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 you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Blythswood Hill could be cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Blythswood Hill water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. After you register your details 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Blythswood Hill bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Scottish 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 Blythswood Hill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Blythswood Hill G2, 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.

Blythswood Hill Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Blythswood Hill have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Blythswood Hill

Is tap water in Blythswood Hill safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Blythswood Hill. You can rest assured that Blythswood Hill water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Blythswood Hill water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Blythswood Hill water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Blythswood Hill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Blythswood Hill:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Blythswood Hill

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 in Blythswood Hill is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Blythswood Hill is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Blythswood Hill contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Blythswood Hill.

Blythswood Hill No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Blythswood Hill 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 Blythswood Hill.

If there is no water at your Blythswood Hill home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Blythswood Hill.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Scottish Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Scottish Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Blythswood Hill water leak or flooding

Blythswood Hill water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Blythswood Hill home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Blythswood Hill property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Scottish Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Blythswood Hill taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Blythswood Hill water this may be due 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 Blythswood Hill 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 Blythswood Hill water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Blythswood Hill G2

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The speed of your internet connection at your Blythswood Hill home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Blythswood Hill with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Blythswood Hill Average Download Speed Blythswood Hill Average Upload Speed
78.70 Mbps 35.20 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Blythswood Hill. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Blythswood Hill?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Blythswood Hill.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Blythswood Hill is what's available. Whilst many homes in Blythswood Hill can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Blythswood Hill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Blythswood Hill
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Blythswood Hill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Blythswood Hill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Blythswood Hill.
    • 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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Blythswood Hill broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Blythswood Hill. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Blythswood Hill. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Blythswood Hill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Blythswood Hill also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Blythswood Hill home will be an important thing to consider.

Blythswood Hill broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Blythswood Hill internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Blythswood Hill.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Blythswood Hill have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Blythswood Hill?

The average internet speed in Blythswood Hill is:

Blythswood Hill Average Download Speed Blythswood Hill Average Upload Speed
78.70 Mbps 35.20 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

To put it 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Blythswood Hill, from which it is connected to your property 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 Blythswood Hill house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

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 take for a broadband service in Blythswood Hill.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Blythswood Hill

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Blythswood Hill is 01806. If you call someone in Blythswood Hill, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Blythswood Hill call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Blythswood Hill

Residents of Blythswood Hill can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Blythswood Hill home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Blythswood Hill distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Blythswood Hill below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Blythswood Hill

The electricity distribution network operator for Blythswood Hill 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
Email customercare@spenergynetworks.com
Website https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/
Address Customer Contact Team, SP Energy Networks, 320 St Vincent St
Glasgow

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 Blythswood Hill

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

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

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 are scheduled for closure, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Blythswood Hill

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Blythswood Hill, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Blythswood Hill.

Closest five municipalities to Blythswood Hill
Municipality Distance from Blythswood Hill
Kelvinbridge 0.59 miles
Drygate 0.59 miles
Cowcaddens 0.59 miles