Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Dowanhill
Are you moving and want to know more about Dowanhill? Our utilities guide to Dowanhill will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Dowanhill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Dowanhill.
About Dowanhill, Glasgow
Dowanhill G12 has a population of 18,087 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.
Who supplies my water in Dowanhill?
How to reach your water provider in Dowanhill
Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Dowanhill water problems.
In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Scottish Water contact number||Scottish Water Emergency contact number|
|0800 077 8778||0800 077 8778|
Moving to Dowanhill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
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
If you would like to email Scottish Water, you should use the following email address:
|Scottish Water Email Address|
Cost of water in Dowanhill
Water rates in Dowanhill are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Dowanhill water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Dowanhill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Dowanhill
Customers with a water meter at their Dowanhill property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 Dowanhill home.
Unmetered Customers in Dowanhill
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Dowanhill home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Dowanhill home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Dowanhill is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Dowanhill water prices were 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 you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Dowanhill may save you money.
Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.
How do I pay my Dowanhill water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Scottish Water. After you register your details with Scottish Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Dowanhill bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Dowanhill?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Dowanhill G12, 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.
Dowanhill Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Dowanhill have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Dowanhill
Is tap water in Dowanhill safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Dowanhill. You can rest assured that Dowanhill water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Dowanhill water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Dowanhill water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Dowanhill come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Dowanhill:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Dowanhill
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 Dowanhill is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Dowanhill is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Dowanhill 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.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Dowanhill.
Dowanhill No Water
If you have no water in your Dowanhill 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 Dowanhill.
If there is no water at your Dowanhill home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Dowanhill.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Dowanhill water leak or flooding
Dowanhill water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Dowanhill home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.
If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Dowanhill property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Contact Scottish Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Scottish Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Dowanhill taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Dowanhill water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Dowanhill water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Dowanhill 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.
Broadband in Dowanhill G12
The speed of your internet connection at your Dowanhill home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Placement of your router
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Which provider you have
Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Dowanhill 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?
|Dowanhill Average Download Speed||Dowanhill Average Upload Speed|
|83.60 Mbps||13.80 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Dowanhill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Dowanhill. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.
ADSL internet connections are the slowest, 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 Dowanhill?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, 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 to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Dowanhill.
The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Dowanhill is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Dowanhill should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.
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
How can I connect to the internet in Dowanhill?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Dowanhill
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of Dowanhill homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Dowanhill.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Dowanhill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Dowanhill broadband price
Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Dowanhill. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Dowanhill. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Dowanhill Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Dowanhill must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.
Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Dowanhill home will be an important thing to consider.
Dowanhill broadband customer support
Our final tip, the customer service of your Dowanhill broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Dowanhill.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Dowanhill ask about their broadband.
Broadband Internet FAQs
Is the internet fast in Dowanhill?
The average broadband speed in Dowanhill is:
|Dowanhill Average Download Speed||Dowanhill Average Upload Speed|
|83.60 Mbps||13.80 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Dowanhill, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Dowanhill home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
What speed internet is best for me?
It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Dowanhill.
|Main internet uses||Recommended Broadband Speed||2 devices or less|
|2 devices or less||Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Maximum of 5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|Over 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.
What's the telephone dialling code of Dowanhill
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Dowanhill is 01806. If you call someone in Dowanhill, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Dowanhill call cost?
If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should 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 inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity in Dowanhill
People living in Dowanhill 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 distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Dowanhill home to the gas and electricity networks.
Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Dowanhill distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Dowanhill right here.
You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Dowanhill
The electricity distribution network operator for Dowanhill 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|
|Address||Customer Contact Team, SP Energy Networks, 320 St Vincent St
There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Dowanhill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Dowanhill
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Dowanhill.
In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. 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 electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Dowanhill
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Dowanhill, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Dowanhill.