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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Haymarket

If you just moved and have some questions about Haymarket? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Haymarket is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Haymarket water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Haymarket.

About Haymarket, Edinburgh

Haymarket EH12 is located in the county of Edinburgh. Edinburgh has a population of 524,930 people.

Who supplies my water in Haymarket?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Haymarket

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many options to talk about your Haymarket water issues.

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

Additionally, you can communicate with Scottish Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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
Dunfermline
KY11 8GG

If you want to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Haymarket

Water bill in Haymarket

Water rates in Haymarket are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Haymarket water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Haymarket water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Haymarket

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Haymarket home will pay a fixed annual 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 Haymarket home.

Unmetered Customers in Haymarket

Customers without a meter at their Haymarket home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Haymarket home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Haymarket is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Haymarket 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Haymarket could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How do I pay my Haymarket water bill?

You will first 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Haymarket bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Haymarket?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Haymarket EH12, 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.

Haymarket Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Haymarket

Is the tap water in Haymarket safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Haymarket come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Haymarket:

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

Is the water hard in Haymarket

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 Haymarket is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Haymarket is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Haymarket contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Haymarket No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Haymarket home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Haymarket.

If there is no water at your Haymarket 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 Haymarket.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for help. You can also try the following:

  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. Check 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Haymarket water leak or flooding

Haymarket water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Haymarket home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Haymarket property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Scottish Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Haymarket taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Haymarket water this could be down to 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 infuse the Haymarket water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Haymarket water.

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

Broadband Speed in Haymarket EH12

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Haymarket 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
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Haymarket with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Haymarket Average Download Speed Haymarket Average Upload Speed
82.50 Mbps 14.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Haymarket. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Haymarket?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Haymarket.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Haymarket is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Haymarket should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

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

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Haymarket?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Haymarket
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Haymarket homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Haymarket.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Haymarket.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Haymarket broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Haymarket. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Haymarket. 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 which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Haymarket Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Haymarket also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Haymarket home is going to be important.

Haymarket broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Haymarket broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Haymarket.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Haymarket have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Haymarket?

The average internet speed in Haymarket is:

Haymarket Average Download Speed Haymarket Average Upload Speed
82.50 Mbps 14.90 Mbps

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

In simple terms, 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 will be slower the further away you are 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Haymarket, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Haymarket home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should take for a broadband service in Haymarket.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Haymarket

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Haymarket is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Haymarket, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Haymarket call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making the call 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Haymarket

Residents of Haymarket are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Haymarket home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Haymarket distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Haymarket below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Haymarket

The electricity distribution network operator for Haymarket 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 Haymarket

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

Fossil Fuels

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 tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

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 hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Haymarket

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Haymarket, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Haymarket.

Closest five municipalities to Haymarket
Municipality Distance from Haymarket
Murrayfield -
Edinburgh 1.9 miles
Kirkliston 3.18 miles
South Queensferry 3.25 miles
Newbridge 3.36 miles