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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Crymlyn Burrows

Are you moving and want to know more about Crymlyn Burrows? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Crymlyn Burrows will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Crymlyn Burrows water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Crymlyn Burrows.

About Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea

Crymlyn Burrows SA1 has a population of 303 and is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Crymlyn Burrows?

Crymlyn Burrows water services are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Crymlyn Burrows

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Crymlyn Burrows water account.

In the table below you will find the contact 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 even send your message through 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

Customers that would rather email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you should use the following email address:

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

Water rates in Crymlyn Burrows

Water bill in Crymlyn Burrows

Water rates in Crymlyn Burrows are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Crymlyn Burrows water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Crymlyn Burrows water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Crymlyn Burrows

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Crymlyn Burrows 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 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Crymlyn Burrows home.

Unmetered Customers in Crymlyn Burrows

Customers who don't have a meter at their Crymlyn Burrows home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Crymlyn Burrows home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Crymlyn Burrows is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Crymlyn Burrows water prices were 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Crymlyn Burrows could be 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 Crymlyn Burrows?

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

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How do I pay my Crymlyn Burrows water bill?

You will first need to register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. After you've registered 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 Crymlyn Burrows bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Crymlyn Burrows?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Crymlyn Burrows SA1, 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.

Crymlyn Burrows Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Crymlyn Burrows have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Crymlyn Burrows

Is tap water in Crymlyn Burrows safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Crymlyn Burrows come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Crymlyn Burrows:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Crymlyn Burrows

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Crymlyn Burrows contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Crymlyn Burrows.

Crymlyn Burrows No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Crymlyn Burrows home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Crymlyn Burrows.

If there is no water at your Crymlyn Burrows home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Crymlyn Burrows.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Crymlyn Burrows water leak or flooding

Crymlyn Burrows water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Crymlyn Burrows 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 Crymlyn Burrows property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

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

Why does the water in Crymlyn Burrows taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Crymlyn Burrows water this could be because of 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 Crymlyn Burrows 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 Crymlyn Burrows water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Crymlyn Burrows SA1

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The broadband speed you get at your Crymlyn Burrows home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Crymlyn Burrows with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Crymlyn Burrows Average Download Speed Crymlyn Burrows Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Crymlyn Burrows. 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 internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Crymlyn Burrows?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Crymlyn Burrows.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Crymlyn Burrows is the issue of availability. Most homes in Crymlyn Burrows should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Crymlyn Burrows?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Crymlyn Burrows
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds 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 the majority of Crymlyn Burrows homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Crymlyn Burrows.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Crymlyn Burrows.
    • 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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Crymlyn Burrows broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Crymlyn Burrows. 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. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Crymlyn Burrows. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Crymlyn Burrows Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Crymlyn Burrows should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Crymlyn Burrows home is something to think about.

Crymlyn Burrows broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Crymlyn Burrows internet connection is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Crymlyn Burrows.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Crymlyn Burrows?

The average internet speed in Crymlyn Burrows is:

Crymlyn Burrows Average Download Speed Crymlyn Burrows Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Crymlyn Burrows, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Crymlyn Burrows home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

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 pick for a broadband service in Crymlyn Burrows.

Frequent internet uses Recommended 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
More than 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Crymlyn Burrows

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Crymlyn Burrows is 01792. When making a call to someone in Crymlyn Burrows, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01792 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01792 Crymlyn Burrows call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to 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 the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with 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? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Crymlyn Burrows

Residents of Crymlyn Burrows can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Crymlyn Burrows home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Crymlyn Burrows distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Crymlyn Burrows below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Crymlyn Burrows

The electricity distribution network operator for Crymlyn Burrows 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Crymlyn Burrows

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

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 tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (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 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Crymlyn Burrows

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Crymlyn Burrows, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Crymlyn Burrows.