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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Langland

If you just moved and have some questions about Langland? Our utilities guide to Langland will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Langland water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Langland.

About Langland, Swansea

Langland SA3 is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Langland?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Langland

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many options to deal with your Langland water account.

In the table below you will find the 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, 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

If you want to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you should use the following email address:

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

Water rates in Langland

Water bill in Langland

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

Metered Customers in Langland

Customers that have a water meter at their Langland home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Langland home.

Unmetered Customers in Langland

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

Water rates for unmetered customers in Langland is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Langland 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Langland might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Langland?

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

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How do I pay my Langland 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 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Langland bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 Langland?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Langland SA3, 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.

Langland Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Langland

Is water from the tap in Langland safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Langland come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Langland:

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

Is the water hard in Langland

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 Langland is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Langland is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Langland contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Langland No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Langland home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Langland.

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

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine 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.

Langland water leak or flooding

Langland water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Langland 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 Langland property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, 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 Langland taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Langland water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Langland water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Langland 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.

Internet in Langland SA3

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The speed of your internet connection at your Langland home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Langland with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Langland Average Download Speed Langland Average Upload Speed
72.30 Mbps 12.30 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Langland. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Langland.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Langland is what's available. The majority of homes in Langland should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Langland?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Langland
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Langland homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Langland.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Langland.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Langland broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Langland. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Langland. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Langland Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Langland must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Langland home is something to think about.

Langland broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Langland internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Langland.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Langland?

The average speed of broadband in Langland is:

Langland Average Download Speed Langland Average Upload Speed
72.30 Mbps 12.30 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed 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 Langland, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Langland property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Langland.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Langland

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Langland is 01792. If you call someone in Langland, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01792 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01792 Langland call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls 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 calls included in your tariff, please check 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? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Langland

Residents of Langland are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Langland home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Langland distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Langland 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 responsible for Langland

The electricity distribution network operator for Langland 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 Langland

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Langland

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

Closest five municipalities to Langland
Municipality Distance from Langland
South Gower 0.01 miles
Oystermouth 0.01 miles
West Cross 0.01 miles