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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Cramond

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

About Cramond, Edinburgh

Cramond EH4 has a population of 3,206 and is located in the county of Edinburgh. Edinburgh has a population of 524,930 people.

Who supplies my water in Cramond?

Cramond water services 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 Cramond

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Cramond water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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 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

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 Cramond

Water bill in Cramond

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

Metered Customers in Cramond

Customers that have a water meter at their Cramond property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Cramond home.

Unmetered Customers in Cramond

Customers who don't have a meter at their Cramond home have 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 Cramond home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Cramond is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Cramond water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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 Cramond may save you money.

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

How do I pay my Cramond 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 Cramond bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Cramond?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cramond EH4, 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.

Cramond Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cramond

Is the tap water in Cramond safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Cramond come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Cramond:

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

Is the water hard in Cramond

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 Cramond is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Cramond is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Cramond contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Cramond No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Cramond 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 Cramond.

If there is no water at your Cramond 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 will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Cramond.

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. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Scottish Water, they will often tweet 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.

Cramond water leak or flooding

Cramond water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Cramond home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Cramond property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  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, 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 Cramond taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Cramond water this could be down 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 Cramond 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 Cramond water.

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

Internet in Cramond EH4

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Cramond with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Cramond Average Download Speed Cramond Average Upload Speed
70.40 Mbps 13.40 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Cramond. 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 homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Cramond?

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 can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Cramond.

Availability

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

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Cramond?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Cramond
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Cramond homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Cramond.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Cramond.
    • 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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Cramond broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Cramond. 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 small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Cramond. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Cramond Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Cramond should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Cramond home is going to be important.

Cramond broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Cramond internet connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need 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 you choose a broadband provider in Cramond.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Cramond?

The average speed of broadband in Cramond is:

Cramond Average Download Speed Cramond Average Upload Speed
70.40 Mbps 13.40 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Cramond, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Cramond house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Cramond.

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
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 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 landline area code in Cramond

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

How much does an 01806 Cramond call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small 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 are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Cramond

People living in Cramond are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Cramond home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Cramond distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Cramond right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Cramond

The electricity distribution network operator for Cramond 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Cramond

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

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 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, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is 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.

Municipalities Near Cramond

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Cramond, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Cramond.

Closest five municipalities to Cramond
Municipality Distance from Cramond
Comely Bank -
Barnton -
West End 0.92 miles
Fountainbridge 0.92 miles