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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hyndland

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

About Hyndland, Glasgow

Hyndland G12 has a population of 18,087 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Hyndland?

Hyndland water services are supplied by Scottish Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Scottish Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Hyndland

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Hyndland water account.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Scottish Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Hyndland

Water bill in Hyndland

Water rates in Hyndland depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Hyndland water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Hyndland water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hyndland

Customers that have a water meter at their Hyndland property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Scottish Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Hyndland home.

Unmetered Customers in Hyndland

Customers without a meter at their Hyndland home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Hyndland home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Hyndland is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hyndland water prices were 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Hyndland could be cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Hyndland 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 offered a choice of payment options such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Hyndland bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer 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 Hyndland?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hyndland G12, 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.

Hyndland Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Hyndland have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hyndland

Is the tap water in Hyndland safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hyndland come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hyndland:

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

Is the water hard in Hyndland

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 Hyndland is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Hyndland is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hyndland 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Hyndland.

Hyndland No Water

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

If there is no water at your Hyndland home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Hyndland.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Hyndland water leak or flooding

Hyndland water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Hyndland home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Hyndland 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 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 fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Hyndland taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Hyndland 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 impermeate the Hyndland water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Hyndland water.

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

Internet in Hyndland G12

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Hyndland home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Hyndland 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?

Hyndland Average Download Speed Hyndland Average Upload Speed
83.60 Mbps 13.80 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Hyndland. 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 homes in the UK.

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

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Hyndland?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Hyndland.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst picking a broadband provider in Hyndland is the availability. Whilst many homes in Hyndland can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hyndland?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Hyndland
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Hyndland homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hyndland.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Hyndland.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Hyndland broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Hyndland. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Hyndland. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Hyndland Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hyndland should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Hyndland home is something to think about.

Hyndland broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Hyndland internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Hyndland.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Hyndland have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Hyndland?

The average broadband speed in Hyndland is:

Hyndland Average Download Speed Hyndland Average Upload Speed
83.60 Mbps 13.80 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 Hyndland, from which it is connected to your property 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 Hyndland property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Hyndland.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, 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 telephone dialling code of Hyndland

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Hyndland is 01806. If you call someone in Hyndland, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Hyndland call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Hyndland

People living in Hyndland can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

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

More often than not you won't need to contact the Hyndland distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hyndland below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Hyndland

The electricity distribution network operator for Hyndland 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 Hyndland

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Hyndland

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Hyndland, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Hyndland.

Closest five municipalities to Hyndland
Municipality Distance from Hyndland
Cleveden -
Dowanhill -
Hillhead -
Kelvindale -
Yoker 0.63 miles