A Complete Guide to Utilities in Llangernyw

If you've moved and have questions about Llangernyw? Our complete guide to utilities in Llangernyw will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Llangernyw water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Llangernyw.

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About Llangernyw, Conwy

Llangernyw LL22 has a population of 1,079 and is located in the county of Conwy. Conwy has a population of 118,184 people.

Who supplies my water in Llangernyw?

Llangernyw water services are provided by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Llangernyw

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Llangernyw water account.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water phone number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency phone 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 write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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

Customers that would rather email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you can use the email address below:

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

Water bill in Llangernyw

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

Metered Customers in Llangernyw

Customers with a water meter at their Llangernyw property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Llangernyw home.

Unmetered Customers in Llangernyw

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Llangernyw home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Llangernyw home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Llangernyw is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Llangernyw water rates would 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, having a water meter installed at your Llangernyw might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Llangernyw?

The average water bill Llangernyw residents are being charged is £15.17 each month, that's £182 annually.

How do I pay my Llangernyw 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 Llangernyw bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Llangernyw?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Llangernyw LL22, 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.

Llangernyw Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Llangernyw

Is the tap water in Llangernyw safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Llangernyw come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Llangernyw:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Llangernyw

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 Llangernyw is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Llangernyw is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Llangernyw 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Llangernyw.

Llangernyw No Water

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

If there is no water at your Llangernyw home, is the problem 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 Llangernyw.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Llangernyw water leak or flooding

Llangernyw water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Llangernyw home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Llangernyw 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 can access the internet from your 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 Llangernyw taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Llangernyw 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 affect it by infusing your Llangernyw water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Llangernyw water.

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

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Broadband Speed in Llangernyw LL22

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Llangernyw with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Llangernyw Average Download Speed Llangernyw Average Upload Speed
53.70 Mbps 11.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Llangernyw. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

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

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Llangernyw?

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 can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Llangernyw.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Llangernyw is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Llangernyw should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Llangernyw?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Llangernyw
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 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 provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Llangernyw homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Llangernyw.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Llangernyw.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Llangernyw broadband cost

Llangernyw broadband bill

Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Llangernyw. 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 fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Llangernyw. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Llangernyw Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Llangernyw must also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Llangernyw home is something to think about.

Llangernyw broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Llangernyw internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Llangernyw.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Llangernyw ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Llangernyw?

The average internet speed in Llangernyw is:

Llangernyw Average Download Speed Llangernyw Average Upload Speed
53.70 Mbps 11.60 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 boxes on your street in Llangernyw, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Llangernyw property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Llangernyw.

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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the landline area code in Llangernyw

Corded telephone area code Llangernyw

The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Llangernyw is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Llangernyw, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Llangernyw call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Llangernyw

People living in Llangernyw are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Llangernyw home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Llangernyw distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Llangernyw 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 for Llangernyw

The electricity distribution network operator for Llangernyw is SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales. You can find the SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales contact details in the table below:

SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales Contact Information
General Enquiries 0330 101 0444
Emergencies 0800 001 5400
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/
Address Customer Contact Team, SP Energy Networks, 3 Prenton Way
Prenton
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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

Power Generation near Llangernyw

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

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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%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned 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 is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Llangernyw

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Llangernyw, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Llangernyw.