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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Deaconsbank

Are you moving and want to know more about Deaconsbank? Our utilities guide to Deaconsbank will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Deaconsbank water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Deaconsbank.

About Deaconsbank, East Renfrewshire

Deaconsbank G46 is located in the county of East Renfrewshire. East Renfrewshire has a population of 95,170 people.

Who supplies my water in Deaconsbank?

Deaconsbank water utilities are supplied by Scottish Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Deaconsbank

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Deaconsbank water problems.

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Scottish Water contact number Scottish Water Emergency contact 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 even send your message through 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 want to email Scottish Water, you can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Water rates in Deaconsbank

Water bill in Deaconsbank

Water rates in Deaconsbank depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Deaconsbank water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Deaconsbank water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Deaconsbank

Customers that have a water meter at their Deaconsbank 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 are for the consumption at your Deaconsbank home.

Unmetered Customers in Deaconsbank

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Deaconsbank will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Deaconsbank water rates will 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, installing a water meter at your Deaconsbank may save you money.

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

How do I pay my Deaconsbank water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. Once you've registered an account 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Deaconsbank bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Scottish Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Deaconsbank?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Deaconsbank G46, 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.

Deaconsbank Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Deaconsbank

Is tap water in Deaconsbank safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Deaconsbank come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Deaconsbank:

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

Is the water hard in Deaconsbank

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Deaconsbank contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Deaconsbank.

Deaconsbank No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Deaconsbank home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Deaconsbank.

If there is no water at your Deaconsbank home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Deaconsbank.

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 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Deaconsbank water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Deaconsbank 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 have access to the internet, 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 Deaconsbank taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Deaconsbank water this could be because of 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 Deaconsbank water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Deaconsbank water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Deaconsbank G46

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Deaconsbank home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Deaconsbank with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Deaconsbank Average Download Speed Deaconsbank Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 14.20 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Deaconsbank. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Deaconsbank?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Deaconsbank.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Deaconsbank is the availability. Most homes in Deaconsbank can take advantage of 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 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 Deaconsbank?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Deaconsbank
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Deaconsbank homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Deaconsbank.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Deaconsbank.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Deaconsbank broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Deaconsbank. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Deaconsbank. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Deaconsbank Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Deaconsbank also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Deaconsbank home will be an important thing to consider.

Deaconsbank broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Deaconsbank internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Deaconsbank.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Deaconsbank?

The average broadband speed in Deaconsbank is:

Deaconsbank Average Download Speed Deaconsbank Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 14.20 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 a green box on your street in Deaconsbank, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Deaconsbank house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table to find out which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Deaconsbank.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Deaconsbank

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Deaconsbank is 01806. If you call someone in Deaconsbank, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Deaconsbank call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? 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 Deaconsbank

Residents of Deaconsbank are free 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 network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Deaconsbank home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Deaconsbank distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Deaconsbank right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Deaconsbank

The electricity distribution network operator for Deaconsbank 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 Deaconsbank

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Deaconsbank

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Deaconsbank, we've found the five closest municipalities to Deaconsbank.

Closest five municipalities to Deaconsbank
Municipality Distance from Deaconsbank
Thornliebank 0.01 miles
Giffnock 0.01 miles
Pollokshaws 0.98 miles
Mansewood 0.98 miles
Newlands 0.98 miles