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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Uplawmoor

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

About Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire

Uplawmoor G78 has a population of 552 and is located in the county of East Renfrewshire. East Renfrewshire has a population of 95,170 people.

Who supplies my water in Uplawmoor?

Uplawmoor water services are supplied by Scottish Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Scottish Water:

How to reach your water provider in Uplawmoor

Speaking to an advisor at Scottish Water is one of many options to deal with your Uplawmoor water account.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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.

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

Scottish Water Email Address
help@scottishwater.co.uk

Price of water in Uplawmoor

Water bill in Uplawmoor

Water rates in Uplawmoor depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Uplawmoor water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Uplawmoor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Uplawmoor

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Uplawmoor 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Uplawmoor home.

Unmetered Customers in Uplawmoor

Customers without a meter at their Uplawmoor home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Uplawmoor home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Uplawmoor is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Uplawmoor 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 you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Uplawmoor could be cheaper.

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

How do I pay my Uplawmoor 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Uplawmoor bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Uplawmoor?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Uplawmoor G78, 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.

Uplawmoor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Uplawmoor

Is the tap water in Uplawmoor safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Uplawmoor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Uplawmoor:

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

How hard is the water in Uplawmoor

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 Uplawmoor is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Uplawmoor is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Uplawmoor contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Uplawmoor No Water

If you have no water in your Uplawmoor home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Uplawmoor.

If there is no water at your Uplawmoor home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Uplawmoor.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Scottish Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Scottish Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Scottish Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Uplawmoor water leak or flooding

Uplawmoor water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Uplawmoor home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

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

  1. Ring 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 out the online form.

Why does the water in Uplawmoor taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Uplawmoor water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Uplawmoor water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Uplawmoor water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Scottish Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Uplawmoor G78

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The broadband speed you get at your Uplawmoor 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
  • 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 Uplawmoor 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?

Uplawmoor Average Download Speed Uplawmoor Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 14.20 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Uplawmoor. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Uplawmoor?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Uplawmoor.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Uplawmoor is the availability. Whilst many homes in Uplawmoor should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Uplawmoor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Uplawmoor
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Uplawmoor homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Uplawmoor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Uplawmoor.
    • 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, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Uplawmoor broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Uplawmoor. 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. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Uplawmoor. 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 which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Uplawmoor Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Uplawmoor should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Uplawmoor home is something to think about.

Uplawmoor broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Uplawmoor broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Uplawmoor.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Uplawmoor have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Uplawmoor?

The average speed of broadband in Uplawmoor is:

Uplawmoor Average Download Speed Uplawmoor Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 14.20 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Uplawmoor, 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 Uplawmoor home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Uplawmoor.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download 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 the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Uplawmoor

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Uplawmoor is 01505. When making a call to someone in Uplawmoor, and you are in a different area, you should add 01505 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01505 Uplawmoor call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included in that 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 uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Uplawmoor

Residents of Uplawmoor are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

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

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Uplawmoor distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Uplawmoor 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 responsible for Uplawmoor

The electricity distribution network operator for Uplawmoor 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 Uplawmoor

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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 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 under construction.

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 hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Uplawmoor

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Uplawmoor, we've found the closest five municipalities to Uplawmoor.

Closest five municipalities to Uplawmoor
Municipality Distance from Uplawmoor
Neilston -
Crookston 2.39 miles
Darnley 2.39 miles
Pollok 2.39 miles
Paisley (South) 2.97 miles