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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Carmyle

If you've moved and have questions about Carmyle? Our complete guide to utilities in Carmyle is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Carmyle water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Carmyle.

About Carmyle, Glasgow

Carmyle G32 has a population of 3,022 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Carmyle?

Carmyle water services are supplied by Scottish Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Carmyle

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Carmyle water issues.

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 get in touch with Scottish Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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 would like to email Scottish Water, you can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Carmyle

Water bill in Carmyle

Water rates in Carmyle are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Carmyle water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Carmyle water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Carmyle

Customers with a water meter at their Carmyle 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 Carmyle home.

Unmetered Customers in Carmyle

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Carmyle will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Carmyle 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Carmyle might work out cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Carmyle water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. After you register your details with Scottish Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options 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 Carmyle bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Carmyle?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Carmyle G32, 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.

Carmyle Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Carmyle

Is the tap water in Carmyle safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Carmyle come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Carmyle:

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

Is the water hard in Carmyle

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 rating in Carmyle is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Carmyle is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Carmyle 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Carmyle No Water

If you have no water in your Carmyle 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 Carmyle.

If there is no water at your Carmyle home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Carmyle.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  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.

Carmyle water leak or flooding

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

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

  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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Carmyle taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Carmyle 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 impermeate the Carmyle water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Carmyle water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Scottish Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Carmyle G32

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The speed of your internet connection at your Carmyle home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Carmyle with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Carmyle Average Download Speed Carmyle Average Upload Speed
80.80 Mbps 16.10 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Carmyle. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one that's available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Carmyle?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Carmyle.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Carmyle is the issue of availability. Most homes in Carmyle should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Carmyle?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Carmyle
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 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 Carmyle homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Carmyle.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Carmyle.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Carmyle broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Carmyle. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Carmyle. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Carmyle Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Carmyle should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Carmyle home is going to be important.

Carmyle broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Carmyle broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Carmyle.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Carmyle ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Carmyle?

The average broadband speed in Carmyle is:

Carmyle Average Download Speed Carmyle Average Upload Speed
80.80 Mbps 16.10 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Carmyle, 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 Carmyle property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should choose for a broadband service in Carmyle.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 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
Over 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Carmyle

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Carmyle is 01806. When making a call to someone in Carmyle, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Carmyle call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Carmyle

Residents in Carmyle are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Carmyle home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Carmyle distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Carmyle 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 for Carmyle

The electricity distribution network operator for Carmyle 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 Carmyle

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Carmyle

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Carmyle, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Carmyle.

Closest five municipalities to Carmyle
Municipality Distance from Carmyle
Mount Vernon 0.01 miles
Sandyhills 0.01 miles
Stepps 1.71 miles
Riddrie 1.71 miles