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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Gartly

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

About Gartly, Aberdeenshire

Gartly AB54 has a population of 4,600 and is located in the county of Aberdeenshire. Aberdeenshire has a population of 261,470 people.

Who supplies my water in Gartly?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Gartly

Ringing a contact number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Gartly water problems.

Below, you can find the principal 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

You can also get in touch with Scottish Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on 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 must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Water rates in Gartly

Water bill in Gartly

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

Metered Customers in Gartly

Customers that have a water meter at their Gartly 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Gartly home.

Unmetered Customers in Gartly

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Gartly home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Gartly home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Gartly is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Gartly 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Gartly could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.

How do I pay my Gartly water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. After you register your details 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Gartly bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Gartly?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Gartly AB54, 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.

Gartly Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Gartly have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Gartly

Is tap water in Gartly safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Gartly come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Gartly:

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

Is the water hard in Gartly

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 Gartly is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Gartly is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Gartly contains just trace amounts 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Gartly No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Gartly home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Gartly.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Gartly water leak or flooding

Gartly water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Gartly 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 Gartly property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. 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 Gartly taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Gartly water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Gartly water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Gartly water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Scottish Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Gartly AB54

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The speed of your internet connection at your Gartly home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Gartly with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Gartly Average Download Speed Gartly Average Upload Speed
49.30 Mbps 13.40 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Gartly. 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 households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Gartly?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Gartly.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Gartly is the availability. The majority of homes in Gartly should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Gartly?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Gartly
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Gartly homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Gartly.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Gartly.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Gartly broadband cost

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Gartly. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Gartly. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Gartly Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Gartly also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Gartly home will be an important thing to consider.

Gartly broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Gartly broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Gartly.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Gartly?

The average internet speed in Gartly is:

Gartly Average Download Speed Gartly Average Upload Speed
49.30 Mbps 13.40 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 Gartly, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Gartly property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Gartly.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data 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 Gartly

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Gartly is 01806. When making a call to someone in Gartly, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Gartly call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Gartly

Residents in Gartly are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Gartly home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Gartly distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Gartly below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Gartly

The electricity distribution network operator for Gartly is SGN. You can find the SGN contact details in the table below:

SGN Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 912 1700
Emergencies 0800 111 999
Email customer@sgn.co.uk
Website https://www.sgn.co.uk/
Address Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Perth

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 Gartly

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Gartly

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Gartly, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Gartly.