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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Jersey Marine

If you just moved and have some questions about Jersey Marine? Our complete guide to utilities in Jersey Marine will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Jersey Marine water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Jersey Marine.

About Jersey Marine, Swansea

Jersey Marine SA1 has a population of 475 and is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Jersey Marine?

Jersey Marine 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 Jersey Marine

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many options to discuss your Jersey Marine water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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 get in touch with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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 should use the following email address:

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

Cost of water in Jersey Marine

Water bill in Jersey Marine

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

Metered Customers in Jersey Marine

Customers that have a water meter at their Jersey Marine house will pay an annual fixed 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 Jersey Marine home.

Unmetered Customers in Jersey Marine

Customers without a meter at their Jersey Marine home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Jersey Marine home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Jersey Marine is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Jersey Marine 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Jersey Marine might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Jersey Marine?

The average water bill Jersey Marine residents are charged is £15.17 monthly, which works out at £182 annually.

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How do I pay my Jersey Marine 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 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 Jersey Marine bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Dwr Cymru Welsh Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Jersey Marine?

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

Jersey Marine Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Jersey Marine

Is tap water in Jersey Marine safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Jersey Marine come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Jersey Marine:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Jersey Marine

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Jersey Marine contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Jersey Marine No Water

If you have no water in your Jersey Marine home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Jersey Marine.

If there is no water at your Jersey Marine home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Jersey Marine.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Jersey Marine water leak or flooding

Jersey Marine water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Jersey Marine 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 Jersey Marine 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, 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 Jersey Marine taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Jersey Marine water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Jersey Marine SA1

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The broadband speed you get at your Jersey Marine home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Jersey Marine with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Jersey Marine Average Download Speed Jersey Marine 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 Jersey Marine. 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 is the only means of connection that's available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Jersey Marine?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Jersey Marine.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Jersey Marine is the availability. Most homes in Jersey Marine should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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 Jersey Marine?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Jersey Marine
    • Fibre broadband is split 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 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.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Jersey Marine homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Jersey Marine.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Jersey Marine.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Jersey Marine broadband value for money

Jersey Marine broadband bill

You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Jersey Marine. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Jersey Marine. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Jersey Marine Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Jersey Marine 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 streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Jersey Marine home will be an important thing to consider.

Jersey Marine broadband technical support

Lastly, the technical support for your Jersey Marine broadband connection is extremely important. 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 then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Jersey Marine.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Jersey Marine have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Jersey Marine?

The average internet speed in Jersey Marine is:

Jersey Marine Average Download Speed Jersey Marine 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 speed reduces as you get further away 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Jersey Marine, it's then connected to your house 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 Jersey Marine home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Jersey Marine.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above plus 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 signals travel further, but does so 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 Jersey Marine

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Jersey Marine is 01806. When making a call to someone in Jersey Marine, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Jersey Marine call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? 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.

Electricity and Gas in Jersey Marine

Residents in Jersey Marine 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 network operator for the region.

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

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

The electricity distribution network operator for Jersey Marine 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 Jersey Marine

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Jersey Marine

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Jersey Marine, we've found the closest five municipalities to Jersey Marine.