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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Possilpark

Are you moving and want to know more about Possilpark? Our utilities guide to Possilpark is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Possilpark water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Possilpark.

About Possilpark, Glasgow

Possilpark G22 has a population of 10,737 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Possilpark?

Possilpark water services are provided by Scottish Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Possilpark

Ringing a contact number for Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Possilpark water issues.

In the table below you will find the 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

You can also get in touch with Scottish Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on 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 want to email Scottish Water, you should use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Possilpark

Water bill in Possilpark

Water rates in Possilpark are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Possilpark water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Possilpark water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Possilpark

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Possilpark 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 Possilpark home.

Unmetered Customers in Possilpark

Customers who don't have a meter at their Possilpark home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Possilpark home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Possilpark is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Possilpark water prices were 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Possilpark could be cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Possilpark water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Scottish Water. After you've registered 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 Possilpark bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Possilpark?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Possilpark G22, 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.

Possilpark Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Possilpark

Is tap water in Possilpark safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Possilpark come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Possilpark:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Possilpark

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Possilpark contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Possilpark No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Possilpark 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 Possilpark.

If there is no water at your Possilpark home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Possilpark.

If there is 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 why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Scottish Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Possilpark water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Scottish Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Scottish Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Possilpark taste strange?

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Scottish Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Possilpark G22

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The broadband speed you get at your Possilpark home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

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

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

Possilpark Average Download Speed Possilpark Average Upload Speed
104.00 Mbps 14.70 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Possilpark. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Possilpark?

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 might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Possilpark.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Possilpark is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Possilpark should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Possilpark?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Possilpark
    • We can split fibre connections 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 broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Possilpark homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Possilpark.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Possilpark.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Possilpark broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Possilpark. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Possilpark. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Possilpark Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Possilpark must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Possilpark home is going to be important.

Possilpark broadband technical support

Finally, the customer service of your Possilpark broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Possilpark.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Possilpark have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Possilpark?

The average broadband speed in Possilpark is:

Possilpark Average Download Speed Possilpark Average Upload Speed
104.00 Mbps 14.70 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 a green box on your street in Possilpark, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Possilpark house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Possilpark.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download 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 the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels 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 dialling code of Possilpark

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Possilpark is 01806. If you call someone in Possilpark, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Possilpark call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Possilpark

People living in Possilpark are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the local 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 Possilpark home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Possilpark distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Possilpark below.

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 Possilpark

The electricity distribution network operator for Possilpark 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 Possilpark

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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, 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, 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 Possilpark

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Possilpark, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Possilpark.

Closest five municipalities to Possilpark
Municipality Distance from Possilpark
Kelvinbridge 1.18 miles
Drygate 1.18 miles
Cowcaddens 1.18 miles