A Complete Guide to Utilities in Blaenymaes
If you just moved and have some questions about Blaenymaes? Our utilities guide to Blaenymaes is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Blaenymaes water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Blaenymaes.
About Blaenymaes, Swansea
Blaenymaes SA5 is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.
Who supplies my water in Blaenymaes?
How to get in touch with the water supplier in Blaenymaes
Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many options to deal with your Blaenymaes water issues.
In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact number||Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency contact number|
|0800 052 0145||0800 052 0130|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
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Write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
You can also write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website.
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
If you would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you must use the following email address:
|Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address|
Water rates in Blaenymaes
Water rates in Blaenymaes are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Blaenymaes water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Blaenymaes water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Blaenymaes
Customers with a water meter at their Blaenymaes 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 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Blaenymaes home.
Unmetered Customers in Blaenymaes
Customers without a meter at their Blaenymaes home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Blaenymaes home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Blaenymaes will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Blaenymaes 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?
That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Blaenymaes may save you money.
Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by installing a water meter.
How much is the average water bill in Blaenymaes?
The average water bill Blaenymaes residents are billed is £15.17 each month, that's £182 annually.
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How do I pay my Blaenymaes water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. After you register your details with Dwr Cymru Welsh 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 Blaenymaes bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Dwr Cymru Welsh 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 Blaenymaes?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Blaenymaes SA5, your water supplier is Dwr Cymru Welsh 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.
Blaenymaes Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Blaenymaes have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Blaenymaes
Is the tap water in Blaenymaes safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Blaenymaes. You can rest assured that Blaenymaes water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Blaenymaes 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 Blaenymaes water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Blaenymaes come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Blaenymaes:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Blaenymaes
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 Blaenymaes is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Blaenymaes is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Blaenymaes 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 extends their lifespan.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Blaenymaes.
Blaenymaes No Water
If you have no water in your Blaenymaes home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Blaenymaes.
If there is no water at your Blaenymaes home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Blaenymaes.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Blaenymaes water leak or flooding
Blaenymaes water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Blaenymaes home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.
If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Blaenymaes property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Blaenymaes taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Blaenymaes water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Blaenymaes water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Blaenymaes water.
If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Dwr Cymru Welsh Water on the contact details above.
Broadband in Blaenymaes SA5
The speed of your internet connection at your Blaenymaes home depends on several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Location of the router in your home
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Which provider you have
Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Blaenymaes with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Blaenymaes Average Download Speed||Blaenymaes Average Upload Speed|
|86.70 Mbps||16.90 Mbps|
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Blaenymaes. 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 UK households.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection available.
Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Blaenymaes?
It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Blaenymaes.
The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Blaenymaes is the issue of availability. Most homes in Blaenymaes should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area 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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Blaenymaes?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Blaenymaes
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Blaenymaes homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Blaenymaes.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
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Blaenymaes broadband value for money
You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Blaenymaes. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Blaenymaes. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Blaenymaes Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Blaenymaes must also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really 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 Blaenymaes home is going to be important.
Blaenymaes broadband customer support
Finally, the customer service of your Blaenymaes internet connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Blaenymaes.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Blaenymaes ask about their broadband.
Broadband Internet FAQs
Is the internet fast in Blaenymaes?
The average internet speed in Blaenymaes is:
|Blaenymaes Average Download Speed||Blaenymaes Average Upload Speed|
|86.70 Mbps||16.90 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Blaenymaes, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Blaenymaes property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .
What speed internet is best for me?
That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should choose when getting connected in Blaenymaes.
|Main internet uses||Recommended Broadband Speed||Maximum of 2 devices|
|Maximum of 2 devices||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Up to 5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|5 devices or more||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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data 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 landline area code in Blaenymaes
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Blaenymaes is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Blaenymaes, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Blaenymaes call cost?
If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many telephone 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 in Blaenymaes
People living in Blaenymaes are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Blaenymaes home to the gas and electricity networks.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Blaenymaes distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Blaenymaes right here.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Blaenymaes
The electricity distribution network operator for Blaenymaes 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|
|Address||Phoenix Way, Swansea Enterprise Park
There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Blaenymaes
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Blaenymaes.
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 percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Near Blaenymaes
If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Blaenymaes, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Blaenymaes.