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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Talycoppa

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

About Talycoppa, Swansea

Talycoppa SA7 is located in the county of Swansea. Swansea has a population of 246,217 people.

Who supplies my water in Talycoppa?

Talycoppa water utilities are supplied by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Talycoppa

Ringing a contact number for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many options to discuss your Talycoppa water problems.

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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency contact 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 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 must use the following email address:

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

Price of water in Talycoppa

Water bill in Talycoppa

Water rates in Talycoppa depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Talycoppa water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Talycoppa water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Talycoppa

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Talycoppa property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Talycoppa home.

Unmetered Customers in Talycoppa

Customers who don't have a meter at their Talycoppa 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 Talycoppa home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Talycoppa will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Talycoppa water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Talycoppa may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Talycoppa?

The average water bill Talycoppa residents are being charged is £15.17 monthly, which works out at £182 annually.

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How do I pay my Talycoppa 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 able to choose your preferred payment method, such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Talycoppa bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Talycoppa?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Talycoppa SA7, 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.

Talycoppa Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Talycoppa

Is tap water in Talycoppa safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Talycoppa come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Talycoppa:

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

How hard is the water in Talycoppa

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 Talycoppa is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Talycoppa is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Talycoppa contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Talycoppa.

Talycoppa No Water

If you have no water in your Talycoppa 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 Talycoppa.

If there is no water at your Talycoppa home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Talycoppa.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of 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, 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.

Talycoppa water leak or flooding

Talycoppa water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Talycoppa 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 Talycoppa property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Talycoppa taste strange?

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

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Talycoppa SA7

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The broadband speed you get at your Talycoppa home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Talycoppa with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Talycoppa Average Download Speed Talycoppa Average Upload Speed
131.50 Mbps 14.80 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Talycoppa. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection that's available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Talycoppa?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Talycoppa.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Talycoppa is the availability. The majority of homes in Talycoppa should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast 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 Talycoppa?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Talycoppa
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Talycoppa homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Talycoppa.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Talycoppa.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Talycoppa broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Talycoppa. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Talycoppa. 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.

Talycoppa Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Talycoppa also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Talycoppa home will be an important thing to consider.

Talycoppa broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Talycoppa broadband connection is really important. 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 a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Talycoppa.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Talycoppa?

The average internet speed in Talycoppa is:

Talycoppa Average Download Speed Talycoppa 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Talycoppa, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Talycoppa property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Talycoppa.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 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 has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Talycoppa

Corded telephone area code Talycoppa

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Talycoppa is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Talycoppa, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Talycoppa call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Talycoppa

People living in Talycoppa are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Talycoppa home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Talycoppa distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Talycoppa right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Talycoppa

The electricity distribution network operator for Talycoppa 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Talycoppa

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 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 will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Talycoppa

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Talycoppa, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Talycoppa.

Closest five municipalities to Talycoppa
Municipality Distance from Talycoppa
Llansamlet -
Glais -
Birchgrove -
Pentrechwyth 0.98 miles
Port Tennant 0.98 miles