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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Juniper Green

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

About Juniper Green, Edinburgh

Juniper Green EH14 has a population of 4,078 and is located in the county of Edinburgh. Edinburgh has a population of 524,930 people.

Who supplies my water in Juniper Green?

Juniper Green 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 Juniper Green

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Juniper Green water problems.

In the table below you will find the 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 also submit your request on 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

If you would like to email Scottish Water, you can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Juniper Green

Water bill in Juniper Green

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

Metered Customers in Juniper Green

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Juniper Green 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 Juniper Green home.

Unmetered Customers in Juniper Green

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Juniper Green home have 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 Juniper Green home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Juniper Green will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Juniper Green water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Juniper Green could be cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Juniper Green water bill?

You will first need to register with Scottish Water. After you register your details 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 Juniper Green bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Scottish Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Juniper Green?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Juniper Green EH14, 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.

Juniper Green Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Juniper Green

Is tap water in Juniper Green safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Juniper Green come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Juniper Green:

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

Is the water hard in Juniper Green

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Juniper Green contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Juniper Green.

Juniper Green No Water

If you have no water in your Juniper Green home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Juniper Green.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for help. 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 will often tweet 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.

Juniper Green water leak or flooding

Juniper Green water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Juniper Green 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 Juniper Green property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Scottish Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  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 out the online form.

Why does the water in Juniper Green taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Juniper Green 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 affect it by infusing your Juniper Green 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 Juniper Green water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Juniper Green EH14

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The speed of your internet connection at your Juniper Green home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • 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 Juniper Green with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Juniper Green Average Download Speed Juniper Green Average Upload Speed
118.90 Mbps 22.30 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Juniper Green. 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 internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Juniper Green?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Juniper Green.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Juniper Green is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Juniper Green should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes 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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Juniper Green?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Juniper Green
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Juniper Green homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Juniper Green.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Juniper Green.
    • 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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Juniper Green broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Juniper Green. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Juniper Green. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Juniper Green Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Juniper Green also needs consideration, with many people working 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 is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Juniper Green home will be an important thing to consider.

Juniper Green broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Juniper Green broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Juniper Green.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Juniper Green have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Juniper Green?

The average internet speed in Juniper Green is:

Juniper Green Average Download Speed Juniper Green Average Upload Speed
118.90 Mbps 22.30 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Juniper Green, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Juniper Green home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

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 for a broadband service in Juniper Green.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband 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, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above plus 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 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 landline area code in Juniper Green

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Juniper Green is 01806. When making a call to someone in Juniper Green, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Juniper Green call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included as part of 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 don't know whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with 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? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Juniper Green

Residents in Juniper Green are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Juniper Green home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Juniper Green distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Juniper Green 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 Juniper Green

The electricity distribution network operator for Juniper Green 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 Juniper Green

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

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 tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase 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.

Municipalities Close By Juniper Green

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Juniper Green, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Juniper Green.

Closest five municipalities to Juniper Green
Municipality Distance from Juniper Green
Longstone 0.01 miles
Balerno 0.01 miles
Currie 0.01 miles
Wester Hailes 0.01 miles
Gorgie 0.95 miles