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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Mayhill

If you've moved and have questions about Mayhill? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Mayhill will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mayhill water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mayhill.

About Mayhill, Swansea

Mayhill SA1 is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Mayhill?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Mayhill

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Mayhill water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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
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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 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

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

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

Price of water in Mayhill

Water bill in Mayhill

Water rates in Mayhill will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Mayhill water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Mayhill water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Mayhill

Customers with a water meter at their Mayhill home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) 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 Mayhill home.

Unmetered Customers in Mayhill

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Mayhill is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Mayhill 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Mayhill could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Mayhill?

The average water bill Mayhill residents are billed is £15.17 monthly, which works out at £182 annually.

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How do I pay my Mayhill 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 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Mayhill bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer 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 Mayhill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mayhill SA1, 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.

Mayhill Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mayhill

Is tap water in Mayhill safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mayhill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mayhill:

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

Is the water hard in Mayhill

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 Mayhill is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Mayhill is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Mayhill 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Mayhill No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Mayhill 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 Mayhill.

If there is no water at your Mayhill home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Mayhill.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website for any explanations as to 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. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Mayhill water leak or flooding

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

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

Why does the water in Mayhill taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Mayhill 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 affect it by infusing your Mayhill water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Mayhill water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Dwr Cymru Welsh Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Mayhill SA1

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The broadband speed you get at your Mayhill home is dependant upon several factors such as:

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

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Mayhill with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Mayhill Average Download Speed Mayhill Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Mayhill. 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 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 currently available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Mayhill?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Mayhill.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Mayhill is what's available. Whilst many homes in Mayhill can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Mayhill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Mayhill
    • 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 internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Mayhill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Mayhill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Mayhill.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Mayhill broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Mayhill. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Mayhill. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Mayhill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Mayhill also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having 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 that without a reliable internet connection for your Mayhill home will be an important thing to consider.

Mayhill broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Mayhill internet connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, 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 quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Mayhill.

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Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Mayhill ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Mayhill?

The average speed of broadband in Mayhill is:

Mayhill Average Download Speed Mayhill Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 Mayhill, 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 Mayhill property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when getting connected in Mayhill.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 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 across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Mayhill

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

How much does an 01806 Mayhill call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Mayhill

Residents of Mayhill are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

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 Mayhill home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Mayhill distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Mayhill below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Mayhill

The electricity distribution network operator for Mayhill 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 Mayhill

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other kinds 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors 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 solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Mayhill

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