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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Muirend

Are you moving and want to know more about Muirend? Our complete guide to utilities in Muirend will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Muirend water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Muirend.

About Muirend, Glasgow

Muirend G44 has a population of 5,037 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Muirend?

Muirend water services are provided by Scottish Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Muirend

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Muirend water account.

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Scottish Water telephone number Scottish Water Emergency telephone 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.

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

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Muirend

Water bill in Muirend

Water rates in Muirend are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Muirend water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Muirend water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Muirend

Customers with a water meter at their Muirend 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 Muirend home.

Unmetered Customers in Muirend

Customers who don't have a meter at their Muirend home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Muirend home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Muirend will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Muirend water rates will have been 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 are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Muirend could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How do I pay my Muirend water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. Once you've registered an account 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Muirend 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 Muirend?

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

Muirend Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Muirend

Is the tap water in Muirend safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Muirend come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Muirend:

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

Is the water hard in Muirend

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Muirend contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 which means they should last longer.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Muirend.

Muirend No Water

If you have no water in your Muirend home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Muirend.

If there is no water at your Muirend home, is the problem 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 Muirend.

If your home has 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. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Muirend water leak or flooding

Muirend water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Muirend 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 Muirend property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call 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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Muirend taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Muirend water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

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

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

Internet in Muirend G44

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Muirend home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

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

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

Muirend Average Download Speed Muirend Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Muirend. 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.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Muirend?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Muirend.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Muirend is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Muirend should have access to superfast' or fibre 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

What are the different types of connection in Muirend?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Muirend
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of 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 internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Muirend homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Muirend.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Muirend.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Muirend broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Muirend. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Muirend. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Muirend Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Muirend must also be considered, 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 really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Muirend home is something to think about.

Muirend broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Muirend broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Muirend.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Muirend ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Muirend?

The average internet speed in Muirend is:

Muirend Average Download Speed Muirend 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Muirend, from there it's connected to your home 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 Muirend home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Muirend.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Muirend

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Muirend is 01806. When making a call to someone in Muirend, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Muirend call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably 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 are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Muirend

People living in Muirend can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Muirend home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Muirend distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Muirend below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Muirend

The electricity distribution network operator for Muirend 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 Muirend

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

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%). In addition, 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 the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations 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 fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Muirend

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Muirend, we've found the closest five municipalities to Muirend.

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