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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Mansewood

If you've moved and have questions about Mansewood? Our complete guide to utilities in Mansewood will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mansewood water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mansewood.

About Mansewood, Glasgow

Mansewood G43 has a population of 11,371 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Mansewood?

Mansewood water utilities are supplied by Scottish Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Scottish Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Mansewood

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Mansewood water account.

In the table below you will find the contact 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

You can also write to Scottish Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Scottish Water website.

Customer that want to post 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 want to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Mansewood

Water bill in Mansewood

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

Metered Customers in Mansewood

Customers with a water meter at their Mansewood 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 are for the consumption at your Mansewood home.

Unmetered Customers in Mansewood

Customers who don't have a meter at their Mansewood home will pay 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 Mansewood home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Mansewood is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Mansewood water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Mansewood may save you money.

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

How do I pay my Mansewood water bill?

First of all, you will need to 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Mansewood bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Mansewood?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mansewood G43, 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.

Mansewood Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mansewood

Is water from the tap in Mansewood safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mansewood come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mansewood:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Mansewood

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Mansewood contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Mansewood No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Mansewood 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 Mansewood.

If there is no water at your Mansewood 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 Mansewood.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for assistance. 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 why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Scottish Water, they often post incident 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.

Mansewood water leak or flooding

Mansewood water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Mansewood 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 Mansewood property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Scottish Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Mansewood taste strange?

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

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

Internet in Mansewood G43

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Mansewood with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Mansewood Average Download Speed Mansewood Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Mansewood. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get 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, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one that's available.

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Mansewood.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Mansewood is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Mansewood should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Mansewood?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Mansewood
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Mansewood homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Mansewood.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Mansewood.
    • 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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Mansewood broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Mansewood. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Mansewood. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Mansewood Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Mansewood also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Mansewood home is something to think about.

Mansewood broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Mansewood internet connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Mansewood.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Mansewood?

The average broadband speed in Mansewood is:

Mansewood Average Download Speed Mansewood 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, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Mansewood, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Mansewood house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Mansewood.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Mansewood

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Mansewood is 01806. If you call someone in Mansewood, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Mansewood call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask 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 in Mansewood

Residents in Mansewood are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Mansewood home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Mansewood distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Mansewood right here.

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 Mansewood

The electricity distribution network operator for Mansewood 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 Mansewood

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

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 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 electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Mansewood

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Mansewood, we've found the five closest municipalities to Mansewood.

Closest five municipalities to Mansewood
Municipality Distance from Mansewood
Newlands -
Kennishead 0.98 miles
Thornliebank 0.98 miles
Deaconsbank 0.98 miles
Giffnock 0.98 miles