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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Inverbervie

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

About Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire

Inverbervie DD10 has a population of 2,233 and is located in the county of Aberdeenshire. Aberdeenshire has a population of 261,470 people.

Who supplies my water in Inverbervie?

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

How to reach your water provider in Inverbervie

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

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Scottish Water contact number Scottish Water Emergency contact 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 even send your message through 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 would like to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Inverbervie

Water bill in Inverbervie

Water rates in Inverbervie are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Inverbervie water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Inverbervie water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Inverbervie

Customers that have a water meter at their Inverbervie property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 Inverbervie home.

Unmetered Customers in Inverbervie

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Inverbervie home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Inverbervie home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Inverbervie will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Inverbervie 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Inverbervie might work out cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Inverbervie water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Inverbervie bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for 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 Inverbervie?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Inverbervie DD10, 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.

Inverbervie Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Inverbervie

Is tap water in Inverbervie safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Inverbervie come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Inverbervie:

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

Is the water hard in Inverbervie

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 Inverbervie is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Inverbervie is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Inverbervie 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 which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Inverbervie.

Inverbervie No Water

If you have no water in your Inverbervie 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 Inverbervie.

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

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. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any explanations as to why you have 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Inverbervie water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Call Scottish Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Inverbervie taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Inverbervie water this could be down 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 Inverbervie water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Inverbervie water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Scottish Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Inverbervie DD10

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Inverbervie 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
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Inverbervie with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Inverbervie Average Download Speed Inverbervie Average Upload Speed
59.70 Mbps 10.50 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Inverbervie. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Inverbervie?

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. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Inverbervie.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Inverbervie is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Inverbervie should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Inverbervie?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Inverbervie
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Inverbervie homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Inverbervie.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Inverbervie.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Inverbervie broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Inverbervie. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Inverbervie. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Inverbervie Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Inverbervie should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Inverbervie home is something to think about.

Inverbervie broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Inverbervie broadband internet is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Inverbervie.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Inverbervie?

The average speed of broadband in Inverbervie is:

Inverbervie Average Download Speed Inverbervie Average Upload Speed
59.70 Mbps 10.50 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 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Inverbervie, 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 Inverbervie house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Inverbervie.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel 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 dialling code of Inverbervie

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Inverbervie is 01561. If you call someone in Inverbervie, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01561 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01561 Inverbervie call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone 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 the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Inverbervie

People living in Inverbervie are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Inverbervie home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Inverbervie distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Inverbervie in this section.

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 Inverbervie

The electricity distribution network operator for Inverbervie 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

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 Inverbervie

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

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%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Inverbervie

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Inverbervie, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Inverbervie.

Closest five municipalities to Inverbervie
Municipality Distance from Inverbervie
Montrose -
St Cyrus -
Brechin 7.37 miles
Laurencekirk 7.71 miles
Arbroath 14.3 miles