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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Partickhill

If you've moved and have questions about Partickhill? Our utilities guide to Partickhill is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Partickhill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Partickhill.

About Partickhill, Glasgow

Partickhill G11 has a population of 18,087 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Partickhill?

Partickhill water services are supplied by Scottish Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Partickhill

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Partickhill water issues.

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

You can also get in touch with 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 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 Partickhill

Water bill in Partickhill

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

Metered Customers in Partickhill

Customers with a water meter at their Partickhill 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Partickhill home.

Unmetered Customers in Partickhill

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Partickhill home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Partickhill home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Partickhill is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Partickhill 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Partickhill may save you money.

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

How do I pay my Partickhill water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. After you've registered 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Partickhill bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for 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 Partickhill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Partickhill G11, 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.

Partickhill Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Partickhill have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Partickhill

Is tap water in Partickhill safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Partickhill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Partickhill:

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

Is the water hard in Partickhill

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 Partickhill is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Partickhill is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Partickhill 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Partickhill No Water

If you have no water in your Partickhill 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 Partickhill.

If there is no water at your Partickhill 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 Partickhill.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Scottish Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Scottish Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Partickhill water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Partickhill taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Partickhill 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 impermeate the Partickhill 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 Partickhill water.

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

Internet in Partickhill G11

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The broadband speed you get at your Partickhill home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Partickhill with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Partickhill Average Download Speed Partickhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Partickhill. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Partickhill?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Partickhill.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Partickhill is the availability. The majority of homes in Partickhill can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Partickhill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Partickhill
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Partickhill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Partickhill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Partickhill.
    • 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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Partickhill broadband price

Partickhill broadband bill

You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Partickhill. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Partickhill. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Partickhill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Partickhill should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Partickhill home is going to be important.

Partickhill broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Partickhill broadband connection is really important. 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 deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Partickhill.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Partickhill?

The average speed of broadband in Partickhill is:

Partickhill Average Download Speed Partickhill Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 19.00 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Partickhill, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Partickhill property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend 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 take for a broadband service in Partickhill.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Partickhill

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Partickhill is 01806. If you call someone in Partickhill, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Partickhill call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 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 making the call 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 in Partickhill

Residents of Partickhill can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Partickhill home to the gas network and electricity grid.

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

The electricity distribution network operator for Partickhill 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 Partickhill

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

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 fossil fuels from other sources (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Partickhill

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

Closest five municipalities to Partickhill
Municipality Distance from Partickhill
Partick 0.01 miles
West End 0.9 miles
Cleveden 0.9 miles
Dowanhill 0.9 miles
Hillhead 0.9 miles