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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Croftfoot

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

About Croftfoot, Glasgow

Croftfoot G44 has a population of 6,567 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Croftfoot?

Croftfoot water services are supplied by Scottish Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Scottish Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Croftfoot

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Croftfoot water account.

In the table below you will find the contact 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Scottish Water website.

If you prefer to write 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 should use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Croftfoot

Water bill in Croftfoot

Water rates in Croftfoot depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Croftfoot water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Croftfoot water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Croftfoot

Customers with a water meter at their Croftfoot house will pay an annual fixed 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 Croftfoot home.

Unmetered Customers in Croftfoot

Customers who don't have a meter at their Croftfoot home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Croftfoot home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Croftfoot is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Croftfoot 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Croftfoot 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 Croftfoot water bill?

You will first 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Croftfoot bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer 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 Croftfoot?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Croftfoot G44, 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.

Croftfoot Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Croftfoot

Is water from the tap in Croftfoot safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Croftfoot come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Croftfoot:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Croftfoot

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Croftfoot contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Croftfoot No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Croftfoot home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Croftfoot.

If there is no water at your Croftfoot home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Croftfoot.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Scottish Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Croftfoot water leak or flooding

Croftfoot water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Croftfoot home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Contact Scottish Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  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 Croftfoot taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Croftfoot water this could be down 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 Croftfoot water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Croftfoot water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Croftfoot G44

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Croftfoot 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?

Croftfoot Average Download Speed Croftfoot Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Croftfoot. 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.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Croftfoot?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Croftfoot.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Croftfoot is the availability. Most homes in Croftfoot should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Croftfoot?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Croftfoot
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Croftfoot homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Croftfoot.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Croftfoot.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Croftfoot broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Croftfoot. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Croftfoot. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Croftfoot Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Croftfoot should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Croftfoot home is something to think about.

Croftfoot broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer service of your Croftfoot broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Croftfoot.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Croftfoot ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Croftfoot?

The average internet speed in Croftfoot is:

Croftfoot Average Download Speed Croftfoot Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Croftfoot, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Croftfoot house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when getting connected in Croftfoot.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Croftfoot

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Croftfoot is 01806. When making a call to someone in Croftfoot, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Croftfoot call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to 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 the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Croftfoot

Residents in Croftfoot are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

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

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Croftfoot distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Croftfoot 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 Croftfoot

The electricity distribution network operator for Croftfoot 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 Croftfoot

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

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 percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Croftfoot

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Croftfoot, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Croftfoot.

Closest five municipalities to Croftfoot
Municipality Distance from Croftfoot
Netherlee -
Muirend -
King's Park -
Battlefield 0.95 miles
Govanhill 0.95 miles