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A Complete Guide to Utilities in King's Park

Are you moving and want to know more about King's Park? Our comprehensive utilities guide to King's Park is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and King's Park water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in King's Park.

About King's Park, Glasgow

King's Park G44 has a population of 9,430 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in King's Park?

King's Park water services are provided by Scottish Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in King's Park

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your King's Park water issues.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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

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

If you would like to email Scottish Water, you should use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in King's Park

Water bill in King's Park

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

Metered Customers in King's Park

Customers with a water meter at their King's Park 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 cover the consumption at your King's Park home.

Unmetered Customers in King's Park

Customers who don't have a meter at their King's Park home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your King's Park home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in King's Park is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your King's Park 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your King's Park could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How do I pay my King's Park water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. Once you've registered an account with Scottish Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 King's Park bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 King's Park?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in King's Park G44, 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.

King's Park Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in King's Park have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in King's Park

Is water from the tap in King's Park safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in King's Park. You can rest assured that King's Park water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given King's Park water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter King's Park water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in King's Park come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply King's Park:

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

What's the water hardness rating in King's Park

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 rating in King's Park is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in King's Park is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in King's Park 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. 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 King's Park.

King's Park No Water

If you have no water in your King's Park home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in King's Park.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for assistance. 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 the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

King's Park water leak or flooding

King's Park water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your King's Park home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your King's Park 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 problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in King's Park taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your King's Park water this could be because of 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 King's Park water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to King's Park water.

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

Internet in King's Park G44

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The speed of your broadband connection at your King's Park home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for King's Park 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?

King's Park Average Download Speed King's Park Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in King's Park. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in King's Park?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, 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 to think about when choosing an internet provider in King's Park.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in King's Park is what's available. The majority of homes in King's Park should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in King's Park?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in King's Park
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of King's Park homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of King's Park.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in King's Park.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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King's Park broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in King's Park. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet service in King's Park. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

King's Park Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in King's Park must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your King's Park home is going to be important.

King's Park broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your King's Park internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in King's Park.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in King's Park ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in King's Park?

The average internet speed in King's Park is:

King's Park Average Download Speed King's Park Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 Mbps

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

To put it 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in King's Park, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your King's Park property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should take when getting connected in King's Park.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for King's Park

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for King's Park is 01806. If you call someone in King's Park, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 King's Park call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call will probably 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 inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in King's Park

People living in King's Park can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your King's Park home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the King's Park distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers King's Park 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 for King's Park

The electricity distribution network operator for King's Park 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 King's Park

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of King's Park.

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other kinds 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near King's Park

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of King's Park, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to King's Park.

Closest five municipalities to King's Park
Municipality Distance from King's Park
Netherlee -
Muirend -
Croftfoot -
Battlefield 0.95 miles
Govanhill 0.95 miles