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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Hendrefoilan

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

About Hendrefoilan, Swansea

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

Who supplies my water in Hendrefoilan?

Hendrefoilan water utilities are supplied 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 Hendrefoilan

Calling a phone number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Hendrefoilan water account.

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 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

If you want to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you can use the email address below:

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

Price of water in Hendrefoilan

Water bill in Hendrefoilan

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

Metered Customers in Hendrefoilan

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

Unmetered Customers in Hendrefoilan

Customers who don't have a meter at their Hendrefoilan 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 Hendrefoilan home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Hendrefoilan is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hendrefoilan 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, installing a water meter at your Hendrefoilan could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Hendrefoilan?

The average water bill Hendrefoilan residents are being charged is £15.17 per month, which is £182 annually.

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How do I pay my Hendrefoilan water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Once you've registered an account 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Hendrefoilan bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up 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 Hendrefoilan?

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

Hendrefoilan Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hendrefoilan

Is tap water in Hendrefoilan safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hendrefoilan come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hendrefoilan:

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

How hard is the water in Hendrefoilan

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 Hendrefoilan is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Hendrefoilan is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hendrefoilan contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 Hendrefoilan.

Hendrefoilan No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Hendrefoilan home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Hendrefoilan.

If there is no water at your Hendrefoilan home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Hendrefoilan.

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. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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.

Hendrefoilan water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Hendrefoilan 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 have access to the internet, 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 Hendrefoilan taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Hendrefoilan 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 Hendrefoilan water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Hendrefoilan water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Hendrefoilan SA2

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Hendrefoilan home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Hendrefoilan with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Hendrefoilan Average Download Speed Hendrefoilan Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Hendrefoilan. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Hendrefoilan?

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. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Hendrefoilan.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Hendrefoilan is the issue of availability. Most homes in Hendrefoilan should be able to enjoy 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 because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Hendrefoilan?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Hendrefoilan
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Hendrefoilan homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hendrefoilan.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hendrefoilan.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Hendrefoilan broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Hendrefoilan. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Hendrefoilan. 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 affects millions of BT customers.

Hendrefoilan Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Hendrefoilan also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Hendrefoilan home is something to think about.

Hendrefoilan broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Hendrefoilan internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hendrefoilan.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Hendrefoilan?

The average broadband speed in Hendrefoilan is:

Hendrefoilan Average Download Speed Hendrefoilan Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

To put it 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 speed will be slower the further away you are 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 boxes on your street in Hendrefoilan, 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 Hendrefoilan house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Hendrefoilan.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Hendrefoilan

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Hendrefoilan is 01806. If you call someone in Hendrefoilan, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Hendrefoilan call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile 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 the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Hendrefoilan

People living in Hendrefoilan are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

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

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Hendrefoilan distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Hendrefoilan below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Hendrefoilan

The electricity distribution network operator for Hendrefoilan 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 Hendrefoilan

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Hendrefoilan

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Hendrefoilan, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Hendrefoilan.