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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Strathbungo East

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

About Strathbungo East, Glasgow

Strathbungo East G42 has a population of 8,531 and is located in the county of Glasgow. Glasgow has a population of 1,688,907 people.

Who supplies my water in Strathbungo East?

Strathbungo East water services are supplied by Scottish Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Strathbungo East

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Strathbungo East water problems.

Below, you can find the principal 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Scottish Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. 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 would like to email Scottish Water, you can use the email address below:

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Water rates in Strathbungo East

Water bill in Strathbungo East

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

Metered Customers in Strathbungo East

Customers with a water meter at their Strathbungo East home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Scottish Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Strathbungo East home.

Unmetered Customers in Strathbungo East

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Strathbungo East home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Strathbungo East home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Strathbungo East is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Strathbungo East 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Strathbungo East might work out cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Strathbungo East water bill?

You will first 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Strathbungo East bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Scottish Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Strathbungo East?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Strathbungo East G42, 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.

Strathbungo East Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Strathbungo East

Is the tap water in Strathbungo East safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Strathbungo East come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Strathbungo East:

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

How hard is the water in Strathbungo East

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 Strathbungo East is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Strathbungo East is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Strathbungo East 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Strathbungo East No Water

If you have no water in your Strathbungo East home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Strathbungo East.

If there is no water at your Strathbungo East home, do you only have 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 Strathbungo East.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  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.

Strathbungo East water leak or flooding

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

  1. Ring Scottish Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Scottish Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Strathbungo East taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Strathbungo East water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Strathbungo East water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Strathbungo East water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Scottish Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Strathbungo East G42

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Strathbungo East with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Strathbungo East Average Download Speed Strathbungo East Average Upload Speed
78.70 Mbps 35.20 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Strathbungo East. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available 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 that's available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Strathbungo East?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Strathbungo East.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when choosing an internet provider in Strathbungo East is what's available. Whilst many homes in Strathbungo East should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Strathbungo East?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Strathbungo East
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Strathbungo East homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Strathbungo East.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Strathbungo East.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Strathbungo East broadband price

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Strathbungo East. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Strathbungo East. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Strathbungo East Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Strathbungo East should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having 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 which without a reliable broadband connection at your Strathbungo East home will be an important thing to consider.

Strathbungo East broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Strathbungo East broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Strathbungo East.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Strathbungo East?

The average broadband speed in Strathbungo East is:

Strathbungo East Average Download Speed Strathbungo East Average Upload Speed
78.70 Mbps 35.20 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of 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 Strathbungo East, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Strathbungo East property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Strathbungo East.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above and 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Strathbungo East

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

How much does an 01806 Strathbungo East call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call will probably be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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 in Strathbungo East

Residents of Strathbungo East are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Strathbungo East home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Strathbungo East distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Strathbungo East in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Strathbungo East

The electricity distribution network operator for Strathbungo East 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 Strathbungo East

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount 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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Strathbungo East

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Strathbungo East, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Strathbungo East.

Closest five municipalities to Strathbungo East
Municipality Distance from Strathbungo East
Govanhill 0.01 miles
Mount Florida 0.01 miles
Cathcart 0.95 miles
Netherlee 0.95 miles
Muirend 0.95 miles