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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Manselton

If you just moved and have some questions about Manselton? Our utilities guide to Manselton will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Manselton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Manselton.

About Manselton, Swansea

Manselton SA5 has a population of 7,000 and is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Manselton?

Manselton water utilities are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

How to reach your water provider in Manselton

Calling a phone number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many options to deal with your Manselton water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water telephone number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency telephone 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 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
Cardiff
CF3 5WL

Customers that would rather email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you must use the following email address:

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

Price of water in Manselton

Water bill in Manselton

Water rates in Manselton will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Manselton water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Manselton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Manselton

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Manselton 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 cover the consumption at your Manselton home.

Unmetered Customers in Manselton

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Manselton home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Manselton home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Manselton is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Manselton water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Manselton may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Manselton?

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

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How do I pay my Manselton water bill?

First of all, you will need to 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 Manselton bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Manselton?

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

Manselton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Manselton

Is tap water in Manselton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Manselton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Manselton:

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

Is the water hard in Manselton

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 rating in Manselton is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Manselton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Manselton contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Manselton.

Manselton No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Manselton home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Manselton.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for help. 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 the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Manselton water leak or flooding

Manselton water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Manselton home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Manselton property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact 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, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Manselton taste strange?

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

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

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Dwr Cymru Welsh Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Manselton SA5

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Manselton 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?

Manselton Average Download Speed Manselton Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Manselton. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Manselton?

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. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Manselton.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Manselton is what's available. Most homes in Manselton should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Manselton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Manselton
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Manselton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Manselton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Manselton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Manselton broadband price

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Manselton. You will see many broadband providers are 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 before you sign up to a internet service in Manselton. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Manselton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Manselton also needs consideration, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Manselton home is something to think about.

Manselton broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Manselton broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Manselton.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Manselton?

The average internet speed in Manselton is:

Manselton Average Download Speed Manselton Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get 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 Manselton, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Manselton property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should take when getting connected in Manselton.

Usual Internet habits 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, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices All the above and 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Manselton

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Manselton is 01806. When making a call to someone in Manselton, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Manselton call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many telephone 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 Manselton

Residents in Manselton are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied 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 Manselton home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Manselton distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Manselton right here.

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 Manselton

The electricity distribution network operator for Manselton 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

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
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Power Generation near Manselton

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

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Manselton

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Manselton, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Manselton.

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