A Complete Guide to Utilities in Welsh Newton

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

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About Welsh Newton, Herefordshire

Welsh Newton NP25 has a population of 316 and is located in the county of Herefordshire. Herefordshire has a population of 192,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Welsh Newton?

Welsh Newton water services are supplied by Dee Valley Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, and Severn Trent:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Welsh Newton

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent is one of many contact methods to discuss your Welsh Newton water issues.

Dee Valley Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Dee Valley Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dee Valley Water phone number Dee Valley Water Emergency phone number
0330 678 0679 0800 085 8033
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water phone number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency phone number
0800 052 0145 0800 052 0130
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Severn Trent contact numbers

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

Severn Trent phone number Severn Trent Emergency phone number
0345 750 0500 0800 783 4444
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Bank Holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or is one of many contact methods to discuss your Welsh Newton water issues.

Write to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent

You can also get in touch with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent website.

Dee Valley Water

If you would like to email Dee Valley Water, you can use the email address below:

Dee Valley Water Email Address
[email protected]

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

If you prefer to write a letter to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water can do so by writing to the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water address below:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Address
PO Box 690
Cardiff
CF3 5WL

If you would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you can use the email address below:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
[email protected]

Severn Trent

If you prefer to write a letter to Severn Trent can do so by writing to the Severn Trent address below:

Severn Trent Address
PO Box 407
Darlington
DL1 9WD

If you would like to email Severn Trent, you can use the email address below:

Severn Trent Email Address
[email protected]
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Cost of water in Welsh Newton

Water bill in Welsh Newton

Water rates in Welsh Newton depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Welsh Newton water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Welsh Newton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Welsh Newton

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Welsh Newton home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Welsh Newton home.

Unmetered Customers in Welsh Newton

Customers without a meter at their Welsh Newton home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Welsh Newton home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Welsh Newton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Welsh Newton 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Welsh Newton could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Welsh Newton?

The average water bill Welsh Newton residents are billed can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Per Year
Dee Valley Water - -
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water £15.17 £182
Severn Trent £16.58 £199

How do I pay my Welsh Newton water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent. Once you've registered an account with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent, 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 Welsh Newton bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent 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 Welsh Newton?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Welsh Newton NP25, your water suppliers are Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Severn Trent.

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.

Welsh Newton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Welsh Newton

Is the tap water in Welsh Newton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Welsh Newton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Welsh Newton:

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

How hard is the water in Welsh Newton

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 Welsh Newton is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Welsh Newton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Welsh Newton contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 which extends their lifespan.

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

Welsh Newton No Water

If you have no water in your Welsh Newton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Welsh Newton.

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

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Welsh Newton water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Welsh Newton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Welsh Newton water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Welsh Newton water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Welsh Newton water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, or Severn Trent via the contact channels listed above.

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Internet in Welsh Newton NP25

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Welsh Newton home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Welsh Newton with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Welsh Newton Average Download Speed Welsh Newton Average Upload Speed
48.10 Mbps 11.80 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Welsh Newton. 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 UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Welsh Newton?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Welsh Newton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Welsh Newton is the availability. The majority of homes in Welsh Newton can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Welsh Newton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Welsh Newton
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Welsh Newton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Welsh Newton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Welsh Newton.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Welsh Newton broadband cost

Welsh Newton broadband bill

Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Welsh Newton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Welsh Newton. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Welsh Newton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Welsh Newton should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Welsh Newton home is going to be important.

Welsh Newton broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Welsh Newton broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Welsh Newton.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Welsh Newton have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Welsh Newton?

The average broadband speed in Welsh Newton is:

Welsh Newton Average Download Speed Welsh Newton Average Upload Speed
48.10 Mbps 11.80 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 - 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Welsh Newton, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Welsh Newton house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Welsh Newton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Welsh Newton

Corded telephone area code Welsh Newton

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Welsh Newton is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Welsh Newton, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Welsh Newton call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Welsh Newton

Residents of Welsh Newton can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Welsh Newton home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Welsh Newton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Welsh Newton below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Welsh Newton

The electricity distribution network operator for Welsh Newton is Western Power Distribution - South Wales. You can find the Western Power Distribution - South Wales contact details in the table below:

Western Power Distribution - South Wales Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 096 3080
Emergencies 0800 6783 105
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Phoenix Way, Swansea Enterprise Park
Llansamlet, Swansea
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There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:

  1. Electricity North West
  2. Northern Powergrid
  3. SSE Networks
  4. SP Energy Networks
  5. UK Power Networks
  6. Western Power Distribution

Power Generation near Welsh Newton

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

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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%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Welsh Newton

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Welsh Newton, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Welsh Newton.

Closest five municipalities to Welsh Newton
Municipality Distance from Welsh Newton
Redbrook -
Ross-on-Wye 9.35 miles
Westbury-on-Severn 9.43 miles
Cinderford 9.43 miles