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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Persley

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

About Persley, Aberdeenshire

Persley AB22 is located in the county of Aberdeenshire. Aberdeenshire has a population of 261,470 people.

Who supplies my water in Persley?

Persley water services are provided by Scottish Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Scottish Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Persley

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

Below, you can find the principal 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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 want to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Water rates in Persley

Water bill in Persley

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

Metered Customers in Persley

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Persley 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 cover the consumption at your Persley home.

Unmetered Customers in Persley

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Persley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Persley 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? 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 Persley could be cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Persley water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Scottish Water. After you register your details 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 Persley bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Persley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Persley AB22, 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.

Persley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Persley

Is water from the tap in Persley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Persley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Persley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Persley

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 Persley is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Persley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Persley 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 means they should last longer.

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

Persley No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Persley home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Persley.

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

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for help. 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 the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Persley water leak or flooding

Persley water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Persley home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Persley property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, 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 Persley taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Persley water this could be down to 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 infuse the Persley water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Persley 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.

Broadband in Persley AB22

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

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

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

Persley Average Download Speed Persley Average Upload Speed
49.30 Mbps 13.40 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Persley. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households 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 available.

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Persley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Persley is what's available. Most homes in Persley can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Persley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Persley
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Persley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Persley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Persley.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Persley broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Persley. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Persley. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Persley Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Persley 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 stay in touch with work is a priority.

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 Persley home is something to think about.

Persley broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Persley broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Persley.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Persley?

The average internet speed in Persley is:

Persley Average Download Speed Persley Average Upload Speed
49.30 Mbps 13.40 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Persley, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Persley property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in Persley.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband 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 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 signals travel further, but does so 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 Persley

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Persley is 01806. When making a call to someone in Persley, 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 Persley call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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 Persley

People living in Persley are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Persley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Persley 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 Persley

The electricity distribution network operator for Persley is SGN. You can find the SGN contact details in the table below:

SGN Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 912 1700
Emergencies 0800 111 999
Email customer@sgn.co.uk
Website https://www.sgn.co.uk/
Address Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Perth

There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Persley

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

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 electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation 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, 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 wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Persley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Persley, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Persley.

Closest five municipalities to Persley
Municipality Distance from Persley
Bridge of Don -
Danestone -
Grandholm -
Seaton 0.84 miles
Tillydrone 0.84 miles