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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Tirdeunaw

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

About Tirdeunaw, Swansea

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

Who supplies my water in Tirdeunaw?

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

How to reach your water provider in Tirdeunaw

Speaking to an advisor at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Tirdeunaw water account.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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.

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

Water rates in Tirdeunaw

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

Metered Customers in Tirdeunaw

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Tirdeunaw 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Tirdeunaw home.

Unmetered Customers in Tirdeunaw

Customers without a meter at their Tirdeunaw 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 Tirdeunaw home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Tirdeunaw is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Tirdeunaw 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Tirdeunaw might work out 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 Tirdeunaw?

The average water bill Tirdeunaw residents are billed is £15.17 each month, that's £182 a year.

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How do I pay my Tirdeunaw water bill?

You will first need to register with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Once you've registered an account 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 Tirdeunaw bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Dwr Cymru Welsh Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Tirdeunaw?

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

Tirdeunaw Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tirdeunaw

Is water from the tap in Tirdeunaw safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Tirdeunaw come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Tirdeunaw:

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

Is the water hard in Tirdeunaw

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Tirdeunaw contains a minimal level 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 Tirdeunaw.

Tirdeunaw No Water

If you have no water in your Tirdeunaw home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Tirdeunaw.

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

If your home has no 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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of 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.

Tirdeunaw water leak or flooding

Tirdeunaw water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Tirdeunaw home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Tirdeunaw property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Dwr Cymru Welsh Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Tirdeunaw taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Tirdeunaw water this may be due 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 impermeate the Tirdeunaw 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 Tirdeunaw 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 on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Tirdeunaw SA5

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Tirdeunaw home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average connection speed for Tirdeunaw with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Tirdeunaw Average Download Speed Tirdeunaw 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 Tirdeunaw. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Tirdeunaw?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Tirdeunaw.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Tirdeunaw is what's available. Most homes in Tirdeunaw should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Tirdeunaw?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Tirdeunaw
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Tirdeunaw homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Tirdeunaw.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Tirdeunaw.
    • 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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Tirdeunaw broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Tirdeunaw. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Tirdeunaw. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Tirdeunaw Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Tirdeunaw also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Tirdeunaw home is something to think about.

Tirdeunaw broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Tirdeunaw broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might 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 can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Tirdeunaw.

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Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Tirdeunaw have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Tirdeunaw?

The average speed of broadband in Tirdeunaw is:

Tirdeunaw Average Download Speed Tirdeunaw Average Upload Speed
86.70 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Tirdeunaw, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Tirdeunaw property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should take when getting connected in Tirdeunaw.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, 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 Tirdeunaw

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

How much does an 01806 Tirdeunaw call cost?

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

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

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Tirdeunaw

Residents in Tirdeunaw can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, 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 these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Tirdeunaw home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Tirdeunaw distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Tirdeunaw in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Tirdeunaw

The electricity distribution network operator for Tirdeunaw 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 Tirdeunaw

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

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from 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, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources 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 Tirdeunaw

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Tirdeunaw, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Tirdeunaw.

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