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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Cardonald

If you just moved and have some questions about Cardonald? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Cardonald is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Cardonald water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Cardonald.

About Cardonald, Glasgow

Cardonald G52 has a population of 13,751 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Cardonald?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Cardonald

Ringing a contact number for Scottish Water is one of many options to talk about your Cardonald water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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

You can also write to Scottish Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via 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

If you would like to email Scottish Water, you can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Cardonald

Water bill in Cardonald

Water rates in Cardonald will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Cardonald water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Cardonald water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Cardonald

Customers that have a water meter at their Cardonald home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Scottish Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Cardonald home.

Unmetered Customers in Cardonald

Customers without a meter at their Cardonald home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Cardonald home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Cardonald is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Cardonald water rates will 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Cardonald 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 Cardonald water bill?

You will first need to register with Scottish Water. Once you've registered an account 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Cardonald 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 Cardonald?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cardonald G52, 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.

Cardonald Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cardonald

Is the tap water in Cardonald safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Cardonald come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Cardonald:

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

Is the water hard in Cardonald

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 Cardonald is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Cardonald is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Cardonald contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. 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 which extends their lifespan.

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

Cardonald No Water

If you have no water in your Cardonald home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Cardonald.

If there is no water at your Cardonald home, do you only have 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 Cardonald.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Cardonald water leak or flooding

Cardonald water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Cardonald 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 Cardonald property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact 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 fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Cardonald taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Cardonald water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Cardonald water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Cardonald water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Cardonald G52

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Cardonald home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Cardonald with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Cardonald Average Download Speed Cardonald Average Upload Speed
98.90 Mbps 20.20 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Cardonald. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Cardonald?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Cardonald.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Cardonald is what's available. Most homes in Cardonald should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Cardonald?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Cardonald
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach 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.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Cardonald homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Cardonald.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Cardonald.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Cardonald broadband cost

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Cardonald. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Cardonald. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Cardonald Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Cardonald also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Cardonald home is going to be important.

Cardonald broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Cardonald internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Cardonald.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Cardonald?

The average internet speed in Cardonald is:

Cardonald Average Download Speed Cardonald Average Upload Speed
98.90 Mbps 20.20 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 speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Cardonald, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Cardonald property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Cardonald.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Cardonald

Corded telephone area code Cardonald

The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Cardonald is 01806. When making a call to someone in Cardonald, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Cardonald call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Cardonald

Residents of Cardonald are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Cardonald distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Cardonald 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 Cardonald

The electricity distribution network operator for Cardonald 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 Cardonald

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Cardonald

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Cardonald, we've found the closest five municipalities to Cardonald.

Closest five municipalities to Cardonald
Municipality Distance from Cardonald
Penilee 0.01 miles
Ibrox 1.31 miles
Govan 1.31 miles
Crookston 1.63 miles
Darnley 1.63 miles