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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Maryhill

If you just moved and have some questions about Maryhill? Our complete guide to utilities in Maryhill will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Maryhill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Maryhill.

About Maryhill, Glasgow

Maryhill G20 has a population of 13,234 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Maryhill?

Maryhill 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 Maryhill

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many options to discuss your Maryhill water account.

In the table below we have listed the main 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

Additionally, you can communicate with 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 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 should use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Maryhill

Water bill in Maryhill

Water rates in Maryhill will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Maryhill water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Maryhill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Maryhill

Customers that have a water meter at their Maryhill 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Maryhill home.

Unmetered Customers in Maryhill

Customers who don't have a meter at their Maryhill 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 Maryhill home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Maryhill is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Maryhill 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Maryhill might work out cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Maryhill water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Scottish Water. After you register your details with Scottish Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Maryhill bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up 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 Maryhill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Maryhill G20, 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.

Maryhill Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Maryhill

Is the tap water in Maryhill safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Maryhill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Maryhill:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Maryhill

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 Maryhill is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Maryhill is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Maryhill contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Maryhill No Water

If you have no water in your Maryhill 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 Maryhill.

If there is no water at your Maryhill home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Maryhill.

If your home has 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 information explaining why you have 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.

Maryhill water leak or flooding

Maryhill water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Maryhill home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Maryhill property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

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

Why does the water in Maryhill taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Maryhill water this could be because of 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 Maryhill water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Maryhill water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Maryhill G20

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The speed of your internet connection at your Maryhill home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Maryhill with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Maryhill Average Download Speed Maryhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Maryhill. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Maryhill?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Maryhill.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Maryhill is what's available. The majority of homes in Maryhill can take advantage of superfast' or fibre 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 may already have access to 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 Maryhill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Maryhill
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Maryhill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Maryhill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Maryhill.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Maryhill broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Maryhill. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Maryhill. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Maryhill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Maryhill must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

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

Maryhill broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Maryhill broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband 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 you choose a broadband provider in Maryhill.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Maryhill have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Maryhill?

The average broadband speed in Maryhill is:

Maryhill Average Download Speed Maryhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 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 is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Maryhill, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Maryhill house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Maryhill.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 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 Maryhill

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Maryhill is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Maryhill, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Maryhill call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure 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? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Maryhill

People living in Maryhill are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Maryhill home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Maryhill distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Maryhill 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 Maryhill

The electricity distribution network operator for Maryhill 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 Maryhill

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Maryhill

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Maryhill, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Maryhill.

Closest five municipalities to Maryhill
Municipality Distance from Maryhill
Ruchill 0.01 miles
West End 0.98 miles
Cleveden 0.98 miles
Dowanhill 0.98 miles
Hillhead 0.98 miles