A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Mill

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

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About Little Mill, Torfaen

Little Mill NP4 has a population of 600 and is located in the county of Torfaen. Torfaen has a population of 93,049 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Mill?

Little Mill water utilities are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Little Mill

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Little Mill water issues.

In the table below you will find the 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

Write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

You can also get in touch 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

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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in Little Mill

Water bill in Little Mill

Water rates in Little Mill depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Little Mill water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Little Mill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Little Mill

Customers with a water meter at their Little Mill property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Little Mill home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Mill

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Little Mill is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Little Mill water rates will 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, getting a water meter for your Little Mill might work out 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 Little Mill?

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

How do I pay my Little Mill water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. After you've registered 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Little Mill 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 Little Mill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Mill NP4, 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.

Little Mill Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Mill

Is the tap water in Little Mill safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Little Mill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Little Mill:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Little Mill

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 Little Mill is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Little Mill is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Little Mill contains a minimal level 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. 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 Little Mill.

Little Mill No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Little Mill home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Little Mill.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on 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 often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Little Mill water leak or flooding

Little Mill water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Little Mill 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 Little Mill 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 go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Little Mill taste strange?

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Dwr Cymru Welsh Water via the contact channels listed above.

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Internet in Little Mill NP4

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The broadband speed you get at your Little Mill home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

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

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

Little Mill Average Download Speed Little Mill Average Upload Speed
48.10 Mbps 11.80 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Little Mill. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Little Mill?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Little Mill.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Little Mill is the availability. The majority of homes in Little Mill can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Little Mill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Little Mill
    • 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 connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Little Mill homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Little Mill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Little Mill.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Little Mill broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Little Mill. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Little Mill. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Little Mill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Little Mill also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Little Mill home is going to be important.

Little Mill broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Little Mill broadband 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 a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Little Mill.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Little Mill ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Little Mill?

The average speed of broadband in Little Mill is:

Little Mill Average Download Speed Little Mill Average Upload Speed
48.10 Mbps 11.80 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 - 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 boxes on your street in Little Mill, from there it's connected to your home 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 Little Mill home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Little Mill.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the telephone area code for Little Mill

Corded telephone area code Little Mill

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Little Mill is 01806. If you call someone in Little Mill, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Little Mill call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Little Mill

People living in Little Mill can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be 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 and operates the infrastructure that connect your Little Mill home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Little Mill distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Little Mill in this section.

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 Little Mill

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Mill 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 [email protected]
Website https://www.westernpower.co.uk/
Address Phoenix Way, Swansea Enterprise Park
Llansamlet, Swansea
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There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:

  1. Electricity North West
  2. Northern Powergrid
  3. SSE Networks
  4. SP Energy Networks
  5. UK Power Networks
  6. Western Power Distribution

Power Generation near Little Mill

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

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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 other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Little Mill

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

Closest five municipalities to Little Mill
Municipality Distance from Little Mill
Blaenavon -
Abertillery 3.22 miles
Brynmawr 6.72 miles
Ebbw Vale 6.72 miles