A Complete Guide to Utilities in Llangammarch Wells

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

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About Llangammarch Wells, Powys

Llangammarch Wells LD4 has a population of 541 and is located in the county of Powys. Powys has a population of 132,400 people.

Who supplies my water in Llangammarch Wells?

Llangammarch Wells water services are provided 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 Llangammarch Wells

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Llangammarch Wells water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website.

If you prefer to send 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
[email protected]
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Cost of water in Llangammarch Wells

Water bill in Llangammarch Wells

Water rates in Llangammarch Wells are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Llangammarch Wells water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Llangammarch Wells water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Llangammarch Wells

Customers that have a water meter at their Llangammarch Wells 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Llangammarch Wells home.

Unmetered Customers in Llangammarch Wells

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Llangammarch Wells home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Llangammarch Wells home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Llangammarch Wells is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Llangammarch Wells water rates would 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Llangammarch Wells could be cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Llangammarch Wells?

The average water bill Llangammarch Wells residents are charged is £15.17 per month, which is £182 a year.

How do I pay my Llangammarch Wells water bill?

You will first 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 Llangammarch Wells bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Dwr Cymru Welsh Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Llangammarch Wells?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Llangammarch Wells LD4, 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.

Llangammarch Wells Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Llangammarch Wells

Is tap water in Llangammarch Wells safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Llangammarch Wells come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Llangammarch Wells:

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

Is the water hard in Llangammarch Wells

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 Llangammarch Wells is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Llangammarch Wells is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Llangammarch Wells contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Llangammarch Wells.

Llangammarch Wells No Water

If you have no water in your Llangammarch Wells 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 Llangammarch Wells.

If there is no water at your Llangammarch Wells home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Llangammarch Wells.

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. Check 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 often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Llangammarch Wells water leak or flooding

Llangammarch Wells water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Llangammarch Wells 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 Llangammarch Wells property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Llangammarch Wells taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Llangammarch Wells 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 impermeate the Llangammarch Wells water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Llangammarch Wells water.

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

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Broadband Speed in Llangammarch Wells LD4

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Llangammarch Wells with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Llangammarch Wells Average Download Speed Llangammarch Wells Average Upload Speed
47.10 Mbps 10.70 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Llangammarch Wells. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Llangammarch Wells?

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. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Llangammarch Wells.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Llangammarch Wells is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Llangammarch Wells should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre 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 should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Llangammarch Wells?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Llangammarch Wells
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Llangammarch Wells homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Llangammarch Wells.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Llangammarch Wells.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Llangammarch Wells broadband cost

Llangammarch Wells broadband bill

You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Llangammarch Wells. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's 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 when you sign up for a broadband connection in Llangammarch Wells. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Llangammarch Wells Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Llangammarch Wells must 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 do your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Llangammarch Wells home is going to be important.

Llangammarch Wells broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Llangammarch Wells broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Llangammarch Wells.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Llangammarch Wells?

The average speed of broadband in Llangammarch Wells is:

Llangammarch Wells Average Download Speed Llangammarch Wells Average Upload Speed
47.10 Mbps 10.70 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Llangammarch Wells, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Llangammarch Wells property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Llangammarch Wells.

Frequent internet uses 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 and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the landline area code in Llangammarch Wells

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Llangammarch Wells is 01806. If you call someone in Llangammarch Wells, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Llangammarch Wells call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone 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 an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Llangammarch Wells

Residents in Llangammarch Wells are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Llangammarch Wells distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Llangammarch Wells below.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Llangammarch Wells

The electricity distribution network operator for Llangammarch Wells 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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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

Power Generation near Llangammarch Wells

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Llangammarch Wells

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Llangammarch Wells, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Llangammarch Wells.

Closest five municipalities to Llangammarch Wells
Municipality Distance from Llangammarch Wells
Stoke Poges 2.62 miles
Hedgerley 2.62 miles
Farnham Royal 2.62 miles
Farnham Common 2.62 miles
Old Windsor 3.2 miles