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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Glanmor

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

About Glanmor, Swansea

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

Who supplies my water in Glanmor?

Glanmor water services are provided by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Glanmor

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Glanmor water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 must use the following email address:

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

Cost of water in Glanmor

Water bill in Glanmor

Water rates in Glanmor depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Glanmor water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Glanmor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Glanmor

Customers that have a water meter at their Glanmor 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 Glanmor home.

Unmetered Customers in Glanmor

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Glanmor home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Glanmor home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Glanmor is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Glanmor water rates would 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 Glanmor could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Glanmor?

The average water bill Glanmor residents are charged is £15.17 each month, that's £182 per year.

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How do I pay my Glanmor 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 can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Glanmor bill. While some customers like an 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 Glanmor?

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

Glanmor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Glanmor

Is water from the tap in Glanmor safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Glanmor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Glanmor:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Glanmor

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Glanmor 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. 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 Glanmor.

Glanmor No Water

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

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

If your home has 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. Examine the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Glanmor water leak or flooding

Glanmor water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Glanmor home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Glanmor 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 fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Glanmor taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Glanmor water this could be because of 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 infuse the Glanmor water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Glanmor 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 in Glanmor SA2

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The speed of your internet connection at your Glanmor home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Glanmor with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Glanmor Average Download Speed Glanmor 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 Glanmor. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Glanmor?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Glanmor.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Glanmor is the availability. Whilst many homes in Glanmor can take advantage of superfast' or fibre 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 since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Glanmor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Glanmor
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 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 99.9% of Glanmor homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Glanmor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Glanmor.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Glanmor broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Glanmor. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Glanmor. 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 affects millions of BT customers.

Glanmor Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Glanmor must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Glanmor home is going to be important.

Glanmor broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Glanmor internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Glanmor.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Glanmor have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Glanmor?

The average broadband speed in Glanmor is:

Glanmor Average Download Speed Glanmor Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Glanmor, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Glanmor house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Glanmor.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 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 across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Glanmor

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Glanmor is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Glanmor, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Glanmor call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Glanmor

People living in Glanmor are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

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

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

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Glanmor

The electricity distribution network operator for Glanmor 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 Glanmor

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. 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 solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Glanmor

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Glanmor, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Glanmor.