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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Netherlee

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

About Netherlee, Glasgow

Netherlee G44 has a population of 4,562 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Netherlee?

Netherlee water services are supplied by Scottish Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Scottish Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Netherlee

Calling a phone number for Scottish Water is one of many options to discuss your Netherlee water problems.

In the table below you will find the contact 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

You can also get in touch 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 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

Cost of water in Netherlee

Water bill in Netherlee

Water rates in Netherlee depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Netherlee water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Netherlee water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Netherlee

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Netherlee home will pay a fixed annual 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 Netherlee home.

Unmetered Customers in Netherlee

Customers without a meter at their Netherlee home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Netherlee home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Netherlee is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Netherlee water rates would 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Netherlee may save you money.

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

How do I pay my Netherlee 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Netherlee bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Netherlee?

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

Netherlee Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Netherlee have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Netherlee

Is the tap water in Netherlee safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Netherlee come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Netherlee:

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

Is the water hard in Netherlee

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Netherlee contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Netherlee No Water

If you have no water in your Netherlee 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 Netherlee.

If there is no water at your Netherlee home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Netherlee.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for help. You can also try the following:

  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, 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Netherlee water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Netherlee property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Netherlee taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Netherlee 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 Netherlee water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Netherlee water.

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

Internet in Netherlee G44

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Netherlee home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Netherlee with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Netherlee Average Download Speed Netherlee Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Netherlee. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection that's available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Netherlee?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Netherlee.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Netherlee is the availability. Most homes in Netherlee can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Netherlee?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Netherlee
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Netherlee homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Netherlee.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Netherlee.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Netherlee broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Netherlee. 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. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Netherlee. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Netherlee Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Netherlee should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Netherlee home will be an important thing to consider.

Netherlee broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Netherlee broadband 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 is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Netherlee.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Netherlee have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Netherlee?

The average broadband speed in Netherlee is:

Netherlee Average Download Speed Netherlee Average Upload Speed
77.50 Mbps 14.40 Mbps

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

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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Netherlee, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Netherlee property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Netherlee.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Netherlee

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Netherlee is 01806. If you call someone in Netherlee, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Netherlee call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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 calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Netherlee

Residents of Netherlee can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Netherlee home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Netherlee distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Netherlee 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 in Netherlee

The electricity distribution network operator for Netherlee 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 Netherlee

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

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 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up 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 strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Netherlee

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

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