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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Llangyfelach

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

About Llangyfelach, Swansea

Llangyfelach SA5 has a population of 2,510 and is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Llangyfelach?

Llangyfelach water utilities are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

How to reach your water provider in Llangyfelach

Calling a phone number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Llangyfelach water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone 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
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Write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

You can also get in touch with 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.

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 would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Cost of water in Llangyfelach

Water bill in Llangyfelach

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

Metered Customers in Llangyfelach

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Llangyfelach 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Llangyfelach home.

Unmetered Customers in Llangyfelach

Customers without a meter at their Llangyfelach home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Llangyfelach home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Llangyfelach is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Llangyfelach water rates would 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Llangyfelach may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Llangyfelach?

The average water bill Llangyfelach residents are charged is £15.17 monthly, which works out at £182 a year.

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How do I pay my Llangyfelach water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. After you've registered with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options 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 Llangyfelach 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. As soon as 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 Llangyfelach?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Llangyfelach SA5, 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.

Llangyfelach Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Llangyfelach

Is the tap water in Llangyfelach safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Llangyfelach come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Llangyfelach:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Llangyfelach

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 Llangyfelach is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Llangyfelach is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Llangyfelach contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Llangyfelach.

Llangyfelach No Water

If you have no water in your Llangyfelach home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Llangyfelach.

If there is no water at your Llangyfelach 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 Llangyfelach.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for help. 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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  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.

Llangyfelach water leak or flooding

Llangyfelach water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Llangyfelach 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 Llangyfelach property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Llangyfelach taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Llangyfelach water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Llangyfelach 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.

Broadband in Llangyfelach SA5

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The broadband speed you get at your Llangyfelach home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Llangyfelach 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?

Llangyfelach Average Download Speed Llangyfelach Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Llangyfelach. 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 homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Llangyfelach?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Llangyfelach.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Llangyfelach is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Llangyfelach should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Llangyfelach?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Llangyfelach
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Llangyfelach homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Llangyfelach.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Llangyfelach.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Llangyfelach broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Llangyfelach. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Llangyfelach. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Llangyfelach Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Llangyfelach also needs consideration, 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 do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Llangyfelach home is going to be important.

Llangyfelach broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Llangyfelach broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent 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 Llangyfelach.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Llangyfelach have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Llangyfelach?

The average speed of broadband in Llangyfelach is:

Llangyfelach Average Download Speed Llangyfelach Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of 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 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 Llangyfelach, it's then connected to your house 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 Llangyfelach property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Llangyfelach.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Llangyfelach

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Llangyfelach is 01806. If you call someone in Llangyfelach, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Llangyfelach call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Llangyfelach

People living in Llangyfelach are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the Llangyfelach distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Llangyfelach right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Llangyfelach

The electricity distribution network operator for Llangyfelach 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 Llangyfelach

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

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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Llangyfelach

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Llangyfelach, we've found the closest five municipalities to Llangyfelach.

Closest five municipalities to Llangyfelach
Municipality Distance from Llangyfelach
Killay 1.63 miles
Sketty 1.63 miles
Tycoch 1.63 miles
Hendrefoilan 1.63 miles
Glanmor 1.63 miles