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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Cameron Toll

Are you moving and want to know more about Cameron Toll? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Cameron Toll is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Cameron Toll water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Cameron Toll.

About Cameron Toll, Edinburgh

Cameron Toll EH16 is located in the county of Edinburgh. Edinburgh has a population of 524,930 people.

Who supplies my water in Cameron Toll?

Cameron Toll water services are provided by Scottish Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to reach your water provider in Cameron Toll

Ringing a contact number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Cameron Toll water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Scottish Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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 must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Cameron Toll

Water bill in Cameron Toll

Water rates in Cameron Toll will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Cameron Toll water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Cameron Toll water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Cameron Toll

Customers that have a water meter at their Cameron Toll property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Scottish Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Cameron Toll home.

Unmetered Customers in Cameron Toll

Customers without a meter at their Cameron Toll home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Cameron Toll home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Cameron Toll will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Cameron Toll water prices were 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Cameron Toll might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.

How do I pay my Cameron Toll water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. After you register your details 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 Cameron Toll 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Cameron Toll?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cameron Toll EH16, 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.

Cameron Toll Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Cameron Toll have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cameron Toll

Is tap water in Cameron Toll safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Cameron Toll come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Cameron Toll:

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

How hard is the water in Cameron Toll

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 Cameron Toll is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Cameron Toll is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Cameron Toll contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Cameron Toll.

Cameron Toll No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Cameron Toll home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Cameron Toll.

If there is no water at your Cameron Toll home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Cameron Toll.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Scottish Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Cameron Toll water leak or flooding

Cameron Toll water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Cameron Toll home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Cameron Toll property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Scottish Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Cameron Toll taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Cameron Toll water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Cameron Toll water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Cameron Toll water.

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

Internet in Cameron Toll EH16

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The speed of your internet connection at your Cameron Toll home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Cameron Toll with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Cameron Toll Average Download Speed Cameron Toll Average Upload Speed
101.80 Mbps 20.70 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Cameron Toll. 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 is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Cameron Toll?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Cameron Toll.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Cameron Toll is what's available. The majority of homes in Cameron Toll should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Cameron Toll?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Cameron Toll
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Cameron Toll homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Cameron Toll.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Cameron Toll.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Cameron Toll broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Cameron Toll. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Cameron Toll. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Cameron Toll Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Cameron Toll must 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 can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Cameron Toll home is going to be important.

Cameron Toll broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Cameron Toll broadband internet is extremely 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 provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Cameron Toll.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Cameron Toll have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Cameron Toll?

The average speed of broadband in Cameron Toll is:

Cameron Toll Average Download Speed Cameron Toll Average Upload Speed
101.80 Mbps 20.70 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Cameron Toll, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Cameron Toll property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Cameron Toll.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use 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 your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Cameron Toll

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Cameron Toll is 01806. When making a call to someone in Cameron Toll, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Cameron Toll call cost?

If calls are 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, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Cameron Toll

People living in Cameron Toll can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Cameron Toll home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Cameron Toll distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Cameron Toll in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Cameron Toll

The electricity distribution network operator for Cameron Toll 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 Cameron Toll

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations 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

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's 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 Cameron Toll

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Cameron Toll, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Cameron Toll.

Closest five municipalities to Cameron Toll
Municipality Distance from Cameron Toll
Craigmillar -
Niddrie -
Blackford 1.18 miles
Marchmont 1.18 miles