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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Llandegveth

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

About Llandegveth, Monmouthshire

Llandegveth NP18 is located in the county of Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire has a population of 94,142 people.

Who supplies my water in Llandegveth?

Llandegveth water services are supplied 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 Llandegveth

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Llandegveth water issues.

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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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

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

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

Price of water in Llandegveth

Water bill in Llandegveth

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

Metered Customers in Llandegveth

Customers that have a water meter at their Llandegveth 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Llandegveth home.

Unmetered Customers in Llandegveth

Customers without a meter at their Llandegveth home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Llandegveth home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Llandegveth is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Llandegveth water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not 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 Llandegveth may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Llandegveth?

The average water bill Llandegveth residents are billed is £15.17 per month, which is £182 per year.

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How do I pay my Llandegveth water bill?

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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Llandegveth 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Llandegveth?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Llandegveth NP18, 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.

Llandegveth Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Llandegveth

Is tap water in Llandegveth safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Llandegveth come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Llandegveth:

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

How hard is the water in Llandegveth

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Llandegveth contains just trace amounts 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Llandegveth No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Llandegveth home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Llandegveth.

If there is no water at your Llandegveth 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 Llandegveth.

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 information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Llandegveth water leak or flooding

Llandegveth water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Llandegveth home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Llandegveth property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Dwr Cymru Welsh Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Llandegveth taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Llandegveth 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 Llandegveth water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Llandegveth water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Llandegveth NP18

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The broadband speed you get at your Llandegveth 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
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Llandegveth 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?

Llandegveth Average Download Speed Llandegveth Average Upload Speed
96.10 Mbps 15.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Llandegveth. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one that's available.

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

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 could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Llandegveth.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Llandegveth is the availability. Most homes in Llandegveth 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Llandegveth?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Llandegveth
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Llandegveth homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Llandegveth.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Llandegveth.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Llandegveth broadband cost

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Llandegveth. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Llandegveth. 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.

Llandegveth Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Llandegveth should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Llandegveth home is going to be important.

Llandegveth broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Llandegveth internet connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Llandegveth.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Llandegveth?

The average broadband speed in Llandegveth is:

Llandegveth Average Download Speed Llandegveth Average Upload Speed
96.10 Mbps 15.30 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 a green box on your street in Llandegveth, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Llandegveth house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 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 rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Llandegveth.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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 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 transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Llandegveth

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Llandegveth is 01806. When making a call to someone in Llandegveth, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Llandegveth call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before making 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 Llandegveth

Residents of Llandegveth are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Llandegveth distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Llandegveth right here.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Llandegveth

The electricity distribution network operator for Llandegveth 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 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
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Power Generation near Llandegveth

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Llandegveth

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Llandegveth, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Llandegveth.

Closest five municipalities to Llandegveth
Municipality Distance from Llandegveth
Langstone -
Llanwern -
Cwmbran 1.39 miles