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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Hillington

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

About Hillington, Glasgow

Hillington G52 has a population of 3,772 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Hillington?

Hillington water utilities are supplied by Scottish Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to reach your water provider in Hillington

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Hillington water account.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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

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 Hillington

Water bill in Hillington

Water rates in Hillington are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Hillington water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Hillington water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hillington

Customers with a water meter at their Hillington 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 are for the consumption at your Hillington home.

Unmetered Customers in Hillington

Customers without a meter at their Hillington home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Hillington home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Hillington is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hillington water rates would 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 you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Hillington 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 Hillington 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Hillington 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 Hillington?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hillington G52, 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.

Hillington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hillington

Is water from the tap in Hillington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hillington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hillington:

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

How hard is the water in Hillington

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Hillington 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Hillington No Water

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

If there is no water at your Hillington home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Hillington.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for assistance. 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 why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Scottish Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Hillington water leak or flooding

Hillington water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Hillington 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 Hillington 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 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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Hillington taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Hillington water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Hillington water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Hillington water.

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

Broadband Speed in Hillington G52

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Hillington Average Download Speed Hillington Average Upload Speed
98.90 Mbps 20.20 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Hillington. 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 households in the UK.

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

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Hillington?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, 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 worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Hillington.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Hillington is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Hillington can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Hillington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Hillington
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed 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 the majority of Hillington homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hillington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hillington.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Hillington broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Hillington. 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. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Hillington. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Hillington Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hillington also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Hillington home is something to think about.

Hillington broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Hillington broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, 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 efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Hillington.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Hillington ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Hillington?

The average broadband speed in Hillington is:

Hillington Average Download Speed Hillington Average Upload Speed
98.90 Mbps 20.20 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Hillington, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Hillington home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. 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. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Hillington.

Frequent internet uses 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
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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Hillington

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Hillington is 01806. When making a call to someone in Hillington, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Hillington call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should 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 a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Hillington

Residents of Hillington are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Hillington home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Hillington distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Hillington 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 Hillington

The electricity distribution network operator for Hillington 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Hillington

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

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other kinds 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 are scheduled for closure, 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, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Hillington

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Hillington, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Hillington.

Closest five municipalities to Hillington
Municipality Distance from Hillington
Penilee 0.01 miles
Ibrox 1.31 miles
Govan 1.31 miles
Crookston 1.63 miles
Darnley 1.63 miles