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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Danygraig

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

About Danygraig, Swansea

Danygraig SA1 is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Danygraig?

Danygraig water services are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Danygraig

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Danygraig water issues.

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
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Write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

You can also write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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

Water rates in Danygraig

Water bill in Danygraig

Water rates in Danygraig will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Danygraig water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Danygraig water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Danygraig

Customers with a water meter at their Danygraig home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is 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 Danygraig home.

Unmetered Customers in Danygraig

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Danygraig is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Danygraig 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 you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Danygraig could be cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Danygraig?

The average water bill Danygraig residents are charged is £15.17 monthly, which works out at £182 per year.

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How do I pay my Danygraig water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Danygraig bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Danygraig?

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

Danygraig Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Danygraig

Is tap water in Danygraig safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Danygraig come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Danygraig:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Danygraig

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Danygraig contains a minimal level 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. 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 Danygraig.

Danygraig No Water

If you have no water in your Danygraig home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Danygraig.

If there is no water at your Danygraig home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Danygraig.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Danygraig water leak or flooding

Danygraig water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Danygraig home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Danygraig property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Danygraig taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Danygraig water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Danygraig water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Danygraig 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 Danygraig SA1

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Danygraig 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?

Danygraig Average Download Speed Danygraig 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 Danygraig. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one that's available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Danygraig?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Danygraig.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when choosing an internet provider in Danygraig is what's available. The majority of homes in Danygraig should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed 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 are the different types of connection in Danygraig?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Danygraig
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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 older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Danygraig homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Danygraig.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Danygraig.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Danygraig broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Danygraig. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Danygraig. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Danygraig Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Danygraig should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Danygraig home is going to be important.

Danygraig broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Danygraig internet connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will 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 can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Danygraig.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Danygraig ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Danygraig?

The average internet speed in Danygraig is:

Danygraig Average Download Speed Danygraig Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 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 - 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 is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Danygraig, 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 Danygraig home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Danygraig.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Danygraig

Corded telephone area code Danygraig

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Danygraig is 01806. If you call someone in Danygraig, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Danygraig 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. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Danygraig

Residents of Danygraig are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Danygraig home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Danygraig distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Danygraig below.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Danygraig

The electricity distribution network operator for Danygraig 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 Danygraig

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. 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 electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Danygraig

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Danygraig, we've found the closest five municipalities to Danygraig.