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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Rhynie

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

About Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

Rhynie AB54 is located in the county of Aberdeenshire. Aberdeenshire has a population of 261,470 people.

Who supplies my water in Rhynie?

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

How to reach your water provider in Rhynie

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many options to discuss your Rhynie water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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, 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

Customers that would rather email Scottish Water, you should use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Water rates in Rhynie

Water bill in Rhynie

Water rates in Rhynie depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Rhynie water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Rhynie water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Rhynie

Customers with a water meter at their Rhynie 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 are for the consumption at your Rhynie home.

Unmetered Customers in Rhynie

Customers without a meter at their Rhynie 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 Rhynie home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Rhynie will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Rhynie water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have 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 Rhynie may save you money.

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

How do I pay my Rhynie water bill?

You will first need to register with Scottish Water. After you've registered 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 Rhynie 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Rhynie?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Rhynie AB54, 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.

Rhynie Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rhynie

Is tap water in Rhynie safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Rhynie come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Rhynie:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Rhynie

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Rhynie contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. 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 Rhynie.

Rhynie No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Rhynie home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Rhynie.

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

If there is 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 why you have 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.

Rhynie water leak or flooding

Rhynie water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Rhynie 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 Rhynie property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Scottish Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Scottish Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Rhynie taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Rhynie 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 Rhynie 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 Rhynie water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Scottish Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Rhynie AB54

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The broadband speed you get at your Rhynie home is dependant upon several factors such as:

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

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

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

Rhynie Average Download Speed Rhynie 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 Rhynie. 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 households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection that's available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Rhynie.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Rhynie is the availability. Whilst many homes in Rhynie can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 may already have access to 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 Rhynie?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Rhynie
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Rhynie homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Rhynie.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Rhynie.
    • 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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Rhynie broadband price

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Rhynie. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Rhynie. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Rhynie Broadband Reliability

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

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Rhynie home will be an important thing to consider.

Rhynie broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Rhynie broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Rhynie.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Rhynie?

The average broadband speed in Rhynie is:

Rhynie Average Download Speed Rhynie 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Rhynie, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Rhynie house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses 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 rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take when getting connected in Rhynie.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less 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 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 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 Rhynie

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Rhynie is 01806. When making a call to someone in Rhynie, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Rhynie call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, then the call cost should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, 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 a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? 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 Rhynie

People living in Rhynie can choose their gas and electricity provider, 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 officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Rhynie home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Rhynie distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Rhynie right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Rhynie

The electricity distribution network operator for Rhynie 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

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 Rhynie

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

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 small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by 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, 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 generated 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.

Municipalities Close By Rhynie

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