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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Llewitha

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

About Llewitha, Swansea

Llewitha SA5 is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Llewitha?

Llewitha water utilities are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Llewitha

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

Below, you can find the principal 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
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Write to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

You can also get in touch with 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.

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

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

Water rates in Llewitha

Water bill in Llewitha

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

Metered Customers in Llewitha

Customers with a water meter at their Llewitha 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Llewitha home.

Unmetered Customers in Llewitha

Customers who don't have a meter at their Llewitha home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Llewitha home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Llewitha is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Llewitha water rates will 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Llewitha 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 Llewitha?

The average water bill Llewitha residents are being charged is £15.17 each month, that's £182 per year.

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How do I pay my Llewitha 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Llewitha bill. While some customers like an 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Llewitha?

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

Llewitha Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Llewitha

Is tap water in Llewitha safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Llewitha come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Llewitha:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Llewitha

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 Llewitha is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Llewitha is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Llewitha 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 Llewitha.

Llewitha No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Llewitha home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Llewitha.

If there is no water at your Llewitha 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 Llewitha.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for assistance. 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 information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Llewitha water leak or flooding

Llewitha water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Llewitha home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Llewitha property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current 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 Llewitha taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Llewitha water this could be because of 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 infuse the Llewitha water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Llewitha water.

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

Broadband in Llewitha SA5

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Llewitha with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Llewitha Average Download Speed Llewitha 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 Llewitha. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, 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 Llewitha?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Llewitha.

Availability

The first thing to consider when choosing an internet provider in Llewitha is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Llewitha should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Llewitha?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Llewitha
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Llewitha homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Llewitha.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Llewitha.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Llewitha broadband cost

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Llewitha. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Llewitha. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Llewitha Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Llewitha also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

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

Llewitha broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Llewitha broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Llewitha.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Llewitha ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Llewitha?

The average broadband speed in Llewitha is:

Llewitha Average Download Speed Llewitha Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

To put it 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Llewitha, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Llewitha house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Llewitha.

Main internet uses Recommended 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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Llewitha

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

How much does an 01806 Llewitha call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Llewitha

Residents in Llewitha are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Llewitha home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Llewitha distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Llewitha 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 Llewitha

The electricity distribution network operator for Llewitha 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 Llewitha

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

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 tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (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 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Llewitha

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Llewitha, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Llewitha.

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