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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Clyne

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

About Clyne, Swansea

Clyne SA3 has a population of 819 and is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Clyne?

Clyne water services are provided by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

How to reach your water provider in Clyne

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Clyne water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone 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
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Write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

You can also get in touch with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website.

Customer that want to post 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
company.secretary@dwrcymru.com

Cost of water in Clyne

Water bill in Clyne

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

Metered Customers in Clyne

Customers with a water meter at their Clyne home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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 Clyne home.

Unmetered Customers in Clyne

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Clyne home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Clyne home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Clyne will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Clyne water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Clyne might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Clyne?

The average water bill Clyne residents are being charged is £15.17 each month, that's £182 a year.

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How do I pay my Clyne water bill?

First of all, you will need to 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Clyne bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Clyne?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Clyne SA3, 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.

Clyne Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Clyne

Is the tap water in Clyne safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Clyne come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Clyne:

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

How hard is the water in Clyne

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Clyne contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Clyne No Water

If you have no water in your Clyne 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 Clyne.

If there is no water at your Clyne 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 Clyne.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. 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.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Clyne water leak or flooding

Clyne water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Clyne home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Clyne property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Dwr Cymru Welsh 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 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Clyne taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Clyne water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Clyne 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 Clyne water.

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

Internet in Clyne SA3

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The speed of your internet connection at your Clyne 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
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Clyne 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?

Clyne Average Download Speed Clyne Average Upload Speed
72.30 Mbps 12.30 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Clyne. 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 UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Clyne?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Clyne.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Clyne is the availability. The majority of homes in Clyne can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Clyne?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Clyne
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds 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.
    • Available to the majority of Clyne homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Clyne.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Clyne.
    • 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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Clyne broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Clyne. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Clyne. 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 that has affected millions of customers.

Clyne Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Clyne must 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 keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Clyne home is going to be important.

Clyne broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Clyne broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, 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 Clyne.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Clyne ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Clyne?

The average internet speed in Clyne is:

Clyne Average Download Speed Clyne Average Upload Speed
72.30 Mbps 12.30 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Clyne, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Clyne property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Clyne.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 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 don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Clyne

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Clyne is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Clyne, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Clyne call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain 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 in Clyne

Residents of Clyne are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Clyne home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Clyne distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Clyne in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Clyne

The electricity distribution network operator for Clyne 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 Clyne

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

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

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 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 is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Clyne

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Clyne, we've found the closest five municipalities to Clyne.

Closest five municipalities to Clyne
Municipality Distance from Clyne
Mumbles 0.01 miles
South Gower 0.01 miles
Oystermouth 0.01 miles