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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Brynmill

If you've moved and have questions about Brynmill? Our utilities guide to Brynmill is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Brynmill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Brynmill.

About Brynmill, Swansea

Brynmill SA2 is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Brynmill?

Brynmill water utilities are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Brynmill

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Brynmill water issues.

Below, you can find the principal 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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
Cardiff
CF3 5WL

If you would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you should use the following email address:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
company.secretary@dwrcymru.com

Cost of water in Brynmill

Water bill in Brynmill

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

Metered Customers in Brynmill

Customers that have a water meter at their Brynmill 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 are for the consumption at your Brynmill home.

Unmetered Customers in Brynmill

Customers without a meter at their Brynmill home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Brynmill home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Brynmill is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Brynmill 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Brynmill could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Brynmill?

The average water bill Brynmill residents are billed is £15.17 per month, which is £182 annually.

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How do I pay my Brynmill water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Once you've registered an account with Dwr Cymru Welsh 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 Brynmill bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer 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 Brynmill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Brynmill SA2, 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.

Brynmill Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Brynmill

Is water from the tap in Brynmill safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Brynmill. You can rest assured that Brynmill water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Brynmill water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Brynmill water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Brynmill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Brynmill:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Brynmill

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 Brynmill is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Brynmill is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Brynmill contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Brynmill.

Brynmill No Water

If you have no water in your Brynmill home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Brynmill.

If there is no water at your Brynmill home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Brynmill.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh 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 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Brynmill water leak or flooding

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

  1. Ring Dwr Cymru Welsh Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Brynmill taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Brynmill 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 affect it by infusing your Brynmill water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Brynmill 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.

Internet in Brynmill SA2

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Brynmill with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Brynmill Average Download Speed Brynmill Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Brynmill. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Brynmill?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Brynmill.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Brynmill is what's available. Whilst many homes in Brynmill should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 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 Brynmill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Brynmill
    • 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 internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Brynmill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Brynmill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Brynmill.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Brynmill broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Brynmill. 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. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a broadband connection in Brynmill. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Brynmill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Brynmill also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Brynmill home is going to be important.

Brynmill broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Brynmill internet connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Brynmill.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Brynmill have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Brynmill?

The average broadband speed in Brynmill is:

Brynmill Average Download Speed Brynmill Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 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 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 Brynmill, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Brynmill house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Brynmill.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband 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
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Brynmill

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Brynmill is 01792. If you call someone in Brynmill, and you are in a different area, you must add 01792 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01792 Brynmill call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Brynmill

People living in Brynmill are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied 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 Brynmill home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Brynmill distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Brynmill below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Brynmill

The electricity distribution network operator for Brynmill 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 wpdnewsupplieswales@westernpower.co.uk
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Phoenix Way, Swansea Enterprise Park
Llansamlet, Swansea

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
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Power Generation near Brynmill

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

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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 begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Brynmill

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Brynmill, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Brynmill.