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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Broomhill

If you've moved and have questions about Broomhill? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Broomhill will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Broomhill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Broomhill.

About Broomhill, Glasgow

Broomhill G11 has a population of 197 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Broomhill?

Broomhill water utilities are supplied by Scottish Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to reach your water provider in Broomhill

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Broomhill water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.

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

Additionally, you can communicate with Scottish Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Scottish Water website.

Customer that want to post 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

Customers that would rather email Scottish Water, you can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Broomhill

Water bill in Broomhill

Water rates in Broomhill will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Broomhill water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Broomhill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Broomhill

Customers that have a water meter at their Broomhill 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 Scottish Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Broomhill home.

Unmetered Customers in Broomhill

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Broomhill home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Broomhill home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Broomhill is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Broomhill 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 are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Broomhill may save you money.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by installing a water meter.

How do I pay my Broomhill water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Scottish Water. After you've registered with Scottish 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Broomhill bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Broomhill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Broomhill G11, 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.

Broomhill Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Broomhill have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Broomhill

Is water from the tap in Broomhill safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Broomhill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Broomhill:

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

How hard is the water in Broomhill

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Broomhill contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Broomhill.

Broomhill No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Broomhill home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Broomhill.

If there is no water at your Broomhill home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Broomhill.

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:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Scottish Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Broomhill water leak or flooding

Broomhill water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Broomhill 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 Broomhill property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Scottish Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Scottish Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Broomhill taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Broomhill water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Broomhill water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Broomhill water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Scottish Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Broomhill G11

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The broadband speed you get at your Broomhill home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Broomhill with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Broomhill Average Download Speed Broomhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Broomhill. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband 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, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Broomhill?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Broomhill.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Broomhill is what's available. Whilst many homes in Broomhill should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Broomhill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Broomhill
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them '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 internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Broomhill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Broomhill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Broomhill.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Broomhill broadband value for money

Broomhill broadband bill

Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Broomhill. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Broomhill. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Broomhill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Broomhill also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Broomhill home will be an important thing to consider.

Broomhill broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Broomhill broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Broomhill.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Broomhill have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Broomhill?

The average broadband speed in Broomhill is:

Broomhill Average Download Speed Broomhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Broomhill, 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 Broomhill home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Broomhill.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Broomhill

Corded telephone area code Broomhill

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Broomhill is 01806. If you call someone in Broomhill, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Broomhill call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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.

Electricity and Gas in Broomhill

Residents in Broomhill can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Broomhill home to the gas network and electricity grid.

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

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Broomhill

The electricity distribution network operator for Broomhill 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Broomhill

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

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%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Broomhill

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Broomhill, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Broomhill.

Closest five municipalities to Broomhill
Municipality Distance from Broomhill
Partickhill 0.01 miles
West End 0.9 miles
Cleveden 0.9 miles
Dowanhill 0.9 miles
Hillhead 0.9 miles