A Complete Guide to Utilities in Llanwrtyd Wells

Are you moving and want to know more about Llanwrtyd Wells? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Llanwrtyd Wells will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Llanwrtyd Wells water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Llanwrtyd Wells.

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About Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 has a population of 630 and is located in the county of Powys. Powys has a population of 132,400 people.

Who supplies my water in Llanwrtyd Wells?

Llanwrtyd Wells water services are supplied 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 Llanwrtyd Wells

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Llanwrtyd Wells water account.

In the table below we have listed the main contact 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, you have the choice of posting 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

If you want to 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 Llanwrtyd Wells

Water bill in Llanwrtyd Wells

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

Metered Customers in Llanwrtyd Wells

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Llanwrtyd Wells house will pay an annual fixed charge, 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Llanwrtyd Wells home.

Unmetered Customers in Llanwrtyd Wells

Customers without a meter at their Llanwrtyd Wells home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Llanwrtyd Wells home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Llanwrtyd Wells is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Llanwrtyd Wells 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Llanwrtyd Wells might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Llanwrtyd Wells?

The average water bill Llanwrtyd Wells residents are charged is £15.17 per month, which is £182 annually.

How do I pay my Llanwrtyd Wells water bill?

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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Llanwrtyd Wells bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 Llanwrtyd Wells?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Llanwrtyd Wells LD5, 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.

Llanwrtyd Wells Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Llanwrtyd Wells

Is the tap water in Llanwrtyd Wells safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Llanwrtyd Wells come from?

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

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

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Llanwrtyd Wells contains just trace amounts 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 means they should last longer.

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

Llanwrtyd Wells No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Llanwrtyd Wells 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 Llanwrtyd Wells.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has 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. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Llanwrtyd Wells water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Llanwrtyd Wells taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Llanwrtyd Wells 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 affect it by infusing your Llanwrtyd Wells 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 Llanwrtyd 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 in Llanwrtyd Wells LD5

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Llanwrtyd Wells home depends on several factors such as:

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

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Llanwrtyd Wells 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?

Llanwrtyd Wells Average Download Speed Llanwrtyd Wells Average Upload Speed
47.10 Mbps 10.70 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Llanwrtyd 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 is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Llanwrtyd Wells?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Llanwrtyd Wells.


The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Llanwrtyd Wells is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Llanwrtyd Wells should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Llanwrtyd Wells?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Llanwrtyd Wells
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Llanwrtyd Wells homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Llanwrtyd Wells.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Llanwrtyd Wells.
    • 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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Llanwrtyd Wells broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Llanwrtyd Wells. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet service in Llanwrtyd Wells. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Llanwrtyd Wells Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Llanwrtyd Wells should 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 can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Llanwrtyd Wells home is something to think about.

Llanwrtyd Wells broadband technical support

Lastly, the technical support for your Llanwrtyd Wells internet connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Llanwrtyd Wells.


Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Llanwrtyd Wells have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Llanwrtyd Wells?

The average internet speed in Llanwrtyd Wells is:

Llanwrtyd Wells Average Download Speed Llanwrtyd Wells Average Upload Speed
47.10 Mbps 10.70 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 - this type of connection has speeds 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Llanwrtyd Wells, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Llanwrtyd Wells home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Llanwrtyd Wells.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

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What's the landline area code in Llanwrtyd Wells

Corded telephone area code Llanwrtyd Wells

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Llanwrtyd Wells is 01591. If you call someone in Llanwrtyd Wells, and you are in a different area, you must add 01591 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01591 Llanwrtyd Wells call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, 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? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Llanwrtyd Wells

Residents in Llanwrtyd Wells can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

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

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Llanwrtyd Wells distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Llanwrtyd Wells 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 responsible for Llanwrtyd Wells

The electricity distribution network operator for Llanwrtyd 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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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 Llanwrtyd Wells

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

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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%). 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 the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

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 solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Llanwrtyd Wells

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Llanwrtyd Wells, we've found the five closest municipalities to Llanwrtyd Wells.

Closest five municipalities to Llanwrtyd Wells
Municipality Distance from Llanwrtyd Wells
Stoke Poges 2.63 miles
Hedgerley 2.63 miles
Farnham Royal 2.63 miles
Farnham Common 2.63 miles
Old Windsor 3.04 miles