A Complete Guide to Utilities in Garnethill
Are you moving and want to know more about Garnethill? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Garnethill is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Garnethill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Garnethill.
About Garnethill, Glasgow
Garnethill G3 is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.
Who supplies my water in Garnethill?
How to reach your water provider in Garnethill
Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Garnethill water issues.
In the table below we have listed the main 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 Garnethill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
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.
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 can use the email address below:
|Scottish Water Email Address|
Cost of water in Garnethill
Water rates in Garnethill are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Garnethill water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Garnethill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Garnethill
Customers with a water meter at their Garnethill house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Scottish Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Garnethill home.
Unmetered Customers in Garnethill
Customers who don't have a meter at their Garnethill home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Garnethill home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Garnethill is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Garnethill 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?
That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Garnethill could be cheaper.
Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.
How do I pay my Garnethill water bill?
You will first 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 Garnethill bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Garnethill?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Garnethill G3, 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.
Garnethill Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Garnethill have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Garnethill
Is water from the tap in Garnethill safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Garnethill. You can rest assured that Garnethill water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Garnethill 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 Garnethill water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Garnethill come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Garnethill:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Garnethill
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 rating in Garnethill is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Garnethill is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Garnethill 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Garnethill.
Garnethill No Water
If you have no water in your Garnethill home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Garnethill.
If there is no water at your Garnethill home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Garnethill.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for Scottish Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Garnethill water leak or flooding
Garnethill water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Garnethill 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 Garnethill property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Call Scottish Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Scottish Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Garnethill taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Garnethill 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 affect it by infusing your Garnethill water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Garnethill water.
If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Scottish Water via the contact channels listed above.
Broadband Speed in Garnethill G3
The speed of your broadband connection at your Garnethill home depends on several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- 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 find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Garnethill with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Garnethill Average Download Speed||Garnethill Average Upload Speed|
|78.70 Mbps||35.20 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Garnethill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Garnethill. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.
Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Garnethill?
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 covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Garnethill.
The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Garnethill is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Garnethill should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.
Although, homes that have been built 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 Garnethill?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Garnethill
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband 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.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of Garnethill homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Garnethill.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Garnethill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Garnethill broadband value for money
You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Garnethill. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Garnethill. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Garnethill Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Garnethill should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.
The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Garnethill home is going to be important.
Garnethill broadband customer support
Our final tip, the technical support for your Garnethill internet connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Garnethill.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Garnethill ask about their broadband.
Is the internet fast in Garnethill?
The average speed of broadband in Garnethill is:
|Garnethill Average Download Speed||Garnethill Average Upload Speed|
|78.70 Mbps||35.20 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Garnethill, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Garnethill house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
What speed internet is best for me?
It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Garnethill.
|Frequent internet uses||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|
|Up to 5 devices||AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|5 devices or more||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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
What's the telephone area code for Garnethill
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Garnethill is 01806. When making a call to someone in Garnethill, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Garnethill call cost?
If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call 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 unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity in Garnethill
Residents in Garnethill are able 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 network operator for the region.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Garnethill home to the gas and electricity networks.
Most of the time you won't need to contact the Garnethill distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Garnethill below.
You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Garnethill
The electricity distribution network operator for Garnethill 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 Garnethill?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Garnethill
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Garnethill.
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 tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.
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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.
Renewable energy accounted for 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 Near Garnethill
You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Garnethill, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Garnethill.