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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Landore

Are you moving and want to know more about Landore? Our utilities guide to Landore is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Landore water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Landore.

About Landore, Swansea

Landore SA1 has a population of 6,168 and is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Landore?

Landore 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 Landore

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Landore water issues.

Below, you can find the principal 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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

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

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

Water rates in Landore

Water bill in Landore

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

Metered Customers in Landore

Customers that have a water meter at their Landore house will pay an annual fixed 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 are for the consumption at your Landore home.

Unmetered Customers in Landore

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Landore 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 Landore home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Landore is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Landore 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Landore may save you money.

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 Landore?

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

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How do I pay my Landore water bill?

First of all, you will need to 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Landore bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Landore?

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

Landore Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Landore

Is water from the tap in Landore safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Landore come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Landore:

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

Is the water hard in Landore

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 Landore is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Landore is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Landore contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Landore.

Landore No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Landore home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Landore.

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

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on 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, 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.

Landore water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Landore 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 regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Landore taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Landore water this may be due to 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 impermeate the Landore water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Landore 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.

Internet in Landore SA1

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Landore 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?

Landore Average Download Speed Landore Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Landore. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Landore?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Landore.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Landore is the availability. Most homes in Landore should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Landore?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Landore
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Landore homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Landore.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Landore.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Landore broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Landore. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Landore. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Landore Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Landore should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Landore home is going to be important.

Landore broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Landore broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Landore.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Landore?

The average broadband speed in Landore is:

Landore Average Download Speed Landore Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 Landore, 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 Landore property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Landore.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Landore

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Landore is 01806. When making a call to someone in Landore, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Landore call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Landore

Residents in Landore can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, 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 Landore home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Landore distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Landore right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Landore

The electricity distribution network operator for Landore 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 Landore

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

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 amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Landore

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Landore, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Landore.