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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Springburn

Are you moving and want to know more about Springburn? Our utilities guide to Springburn will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Springburn water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Springburn.

About Springburn, Glasgow

Springburn G21 has a population of 4,533 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Springburn?

Springburn water services are provided by Scottish Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Scottish Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Springburn

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Springburn water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Scottish Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Scottish Water contact number Scottish Water Emergency contact 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.

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 want to email Scottish Water, you must use the following email address:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Cost of water in Springburn

Water bill in Springburn

Water rates in Springburn are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Springburn water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Springburn water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Springburn

Customers that have a water meter at their Springburn 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 Springburn home.

Unmetered Customers in Springburn

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

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

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.

How do I pay my Springburn water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Scottish Water. Once you've registered an account 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Springburn bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Springburn?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Springburn G21, 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.

Springburn Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Springburn

Is water from the tap in Springburn safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Springburn come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Springburn:

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

How hard is the water in Springburn

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Springburn contains a minimal level 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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Springburn No Water

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

If there is no water at your Springburn home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Springburn.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for advice. 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, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Springburn water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Springburn property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Scottish Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Springburn taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Springburn water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Springburn water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Springburn water.

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

Broadband in Springburn G21

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Springburn home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average connection speed for Springburn with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Springburn Average Download Speed Springburn Average Upload Speed
104.00 Mbps 14.70 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Springburn. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available 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 it's the only type of internet connection available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Springburn?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Springburn.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Springburn is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Springburn should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location 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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Springburn?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Springburn
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Springburn homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Springburn.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Springburn.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Springburn broadband cost

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Springburn. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet service in Springburn. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Springburn Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Springburn must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, 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 watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Springburn home will be an important thing to consider.

Springburn broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Springburn broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Springburn.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Springburn have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Springburn?

The average internet speed in Springburn is:

Springburn Average Download Speed Springburn Average Upload Speed
104.00 Mbps 14.70 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 Springburn, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Springburn home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should pick when getting connected in Springburn.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Springburn

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

How much does an 01806 Springburn call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the phone call is likely to 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 uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Springburn

People living in Springburn are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of 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 Springburn home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Springburn distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Springburn below.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Springburn

The electricity distribution network operator for Springburn 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 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 Springburn

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Springburn

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Springburn, we've found the five closest municipalities to Springburn.

Closest five municipalities to Springburn
Municipality Distance from Springburn
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