A Complete Guide to Utilities in St. Julians

If you just moved and have some questions about St. Julians? Our comprehensive utilities guide to St. Julians will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and St. Julians water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in St. Julians.

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About St. Julians, Newport

St. Julians NP19 has a population of 8,736 and is located in the county of Newport. Newport has a population of 145,700 people.

Who supplies my water in St. Julians?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in St. Julians

Calling a phone number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many options to talk about your St. Julians water problems.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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

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 also send your request via the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 should use the following email address:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
[email protected]
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Price of water in St. Julians

Water bill in St. Julians

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

Metered Customers in St. Julians

Customers who have a water meter installed at their St. Julians 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 St. Julians home.

Unmetered Customers in St. Julians

Customers who don't have a meter at their St. Julians home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your St. Julians home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in St. Julians is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your St. Julians water prices were 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, having a water meter installed at your St. Julians might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in St. Julians?

The average water bill St. Julians residents are charged is £15.17 each month, that's £182 annually.

How do I pay my St. Julians water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. After you register your details with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 St. Julians 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 St. Julians?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in St. Julians NP19, 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.

St. Julians Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in St. Julians

Is the tap water in St. Julians safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in St. Julians come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply St. Julians:

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

What's the water hardness rating in St. Julians

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 St. Julians is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in St. Julians is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in St. Julians contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

St. Julians No Water

If you have no water in your St. Julians home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in St. Julians.

If there is no water at your St. Julians 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 St. Julians.

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. Have a look at the Twitter account for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

St. Julians water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your St. Julians 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 can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in St. Julians taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your St. Julians water this could be down to 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 affect it by infusing your St. Julians water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to St. Julians water.

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

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Broadband in St. Julians NP19

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The speed of your internet connection at your St. Julians home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for St. Julians 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?

St. Julians Average Download Speed St. Julians Average Upload Speed
82.00 Mbps 13.40 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in St. Julians. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in St. Julians?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in St. Julians.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in St. Julians is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in St. Julians 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 because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in St. Julians?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in St. Julians
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's 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 provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of St. Julians homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of St. Julians.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in St. Julians.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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St. Julians broadband value for money

St. Julians broadband bill

You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in St. Julians. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in St. Julians. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

St. Julians Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in St. Julians also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your St. Julians home will be an important thing to consider.

St. Julians broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your St. Julians broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in St. Julians.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in St. Julians?

The average internet speed in St. Julians is:

St. Julians Average Download Speed St. Julians Average Upload Speed
82.00 Mbps 13.40 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 St. Julians, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your St. Julians home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in St. Julians.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the telephone area code for St. Julians

Corded telephone area code St. Julians

The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for St. Julians is 01806. If you're calling somebody in St. Julians, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 St. Julians call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in St. Julians

Residents in St. Julians can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the St. Julians distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers St. Julians in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for St. Julians

The electricity distribution network operator for St. Julians 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 St. Julians

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

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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%). In addition, 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

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce 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 fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near St. Julians

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to St. Julians, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to St. Julians.

Closest five municipalities to St. Julians
Municipality Distance from St. Julians
Beechwood -
Ringland -
Malpas 1.83 miles