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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Lambhill

If you just moved and have some questions about Lambhill? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Lambhill will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Lambhill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Lambhill.

About Lambhill, Glasgow

Lambhill G23 has a population of 13,481 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Lambhill?

Lambhill water utilities are supplied by Scottish Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Scottish Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Lambhill

Ringing a contact number for Scottish Water is one of many options to talk about your Lambhill water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main contact 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 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 can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Lambhill

Water bill in Lambhill

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

Metered Customers in Lambhill

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Lambhill house will pay an annual fixed charge, 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 Lambhill home.

Unmetered Customers in Lambhill

Customers without a meter at their Lambhill home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Lambhill home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Lambhill is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Lambhill 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Lambhill could be cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Lambhill water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Scottish Water. After you've registered 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 Lambhill bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Lambhill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Lambhill G23, 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.

Lambhill Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Lambhill

Is tap water in Lambhill safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Lambhill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Lambhill:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Lambhill

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 Lambhill is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Lambhill is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Lambhill contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Lambhill No Water

If you have no water in your Lambhill 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 Lambhill.

If there is no water at your Lambhill home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Lambhill.

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. 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. 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.

Lambhill water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact 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 Lambhill taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Lambhill water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Lambhill water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Lambhill water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Lambhill G23

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The broadband speed you get at your Lambhill home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Lambhill with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Lambhill Average Download Speed Lambhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Lambhill. 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 households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Lambhill?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Lambhill.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Lambhill is the availability. The majority of homes in Lambhill can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

How can I connect to the internet in Lambhill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Lambhill
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Lambhill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Lambhill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Lambhill.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Lambhill broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Lambhill. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Lambhill. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Lambhill Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Lambhill also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Lambhill home will be an important thing to consider.

Lambhill broadband technical support

Lastly, the technical support for your Lambhill 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 high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Lambhill.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Lambhill?

The average broadband speed in Lambhill is:

Lambhill Average Download Speed Lambhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 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 - 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 is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Lambhill, 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 Lambhill property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Lambhill.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Lambhill

Corded telephone area code Lambhill

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Lambhill is 01806. When making a call to someone in Lambhill, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Lambhill call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that 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, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Lambhill

Residents in Lambhill can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Lambhill home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Lambhill distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Lambhill below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Lambhill

The electricity distribution network operator for Lambhill 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 Lambhill

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by 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, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Lambhill

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

Closest five municipalities to Lambhill
Municipality Distance from Lambhill
Kelvinside 1 miles
Maryhill 1 miles
Ruchill 1 miles
Possilpark 1.28 miles