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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Eaglesham

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

About Eaglesham, Glasgow

Eaglesham G76 has a population of 3,114 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Eaglesham?

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

How to reach your water provider in Eaglesham

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

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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 should use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Eaglesham

Water bill in Eaglesham

Water rates in Eaglesham depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Eaglesham water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Eaglesham water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Eaglesham

Customers with a water meter at their Eaglesham 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Eaglesham home.

Unmetered Customers in Eaglesham

Customers who don't have a meter at their Eaglesham home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Eaglesham home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Eaglesham will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Eaglesham water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have 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, having a water meter installed at your Eaglesham might work out cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Eaglesham 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 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 Eaglesham bill. While some customers like an 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 Eaglesham?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Eaglesham G76, 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.

Eaglesham Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Eaglesham

Is the tap water in Eaglesham safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Eaglesham come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Eaglesham:

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

Is the water hard in Eaglesham

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Eaglesham 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 Eaglesham.

Eaglesham No Water

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

If there is no water at your Eaglesham home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Eaglesham.

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:

  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, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Eaglesham water leak or flooding

Eaglesham water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Eaglesham 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 Eaglesham property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Scottish Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Eaglesham taste strange?

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

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

Internet in Eaglesham G76

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

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

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Eaglesham 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?

Eaglesham Average Download Speed Eaglesham Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 14.20 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Eaglesham. 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.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, 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 Eaglesham?

In 2022, the internet is about 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 Eaglesham.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Eaglesham is the availability. The majority of homes in Eaglesham should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Eaglesham?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Eaglesham
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Eaglesham homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Eaglesham.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Eaglesham.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Eaglesham broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Eaglesham. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Eaglesham. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Eaglesham Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Eaglesham 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 can be extremely important.

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 Eaglesham home is going to be important.

Eaglesham broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Eaglesham 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 then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Eaglesham.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Eaglesham?

The average internet speed in Eaglesham is:

Eaglesham Average Download Speed Eaglesham Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 14.20 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • 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 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 boxes on your street in Eaglesham, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Eaglesham property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

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 to find out the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Eaglesham.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 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 the two radio frequencies 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 landline area code in Eaglesham

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Eaglesham is 01806. If you call someone in Eaglesham, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Eaglesham call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost should 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, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Eaglesham

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

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Eaglesham home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Eaglesham distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Eaglesham in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Eaglesham

The electricity distribution network operator for Eaglesham 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 Eaglesham

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, 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

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase 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 Eaglesham

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

Closest five municipalities to Eaglesham
Municipality Distance from Eaglesham
Clarkston -
Busby -
Newton Mearns 3.25 miles
East Kilbride 4.06 miles