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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Ackworth Moor Top

If you've moved and have questions about Ackworth Moor Top? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Ackworth Moor Top is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Ackworth Moor Top water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Ackworth Moor Top.

About Ackworth Moor Top, West Yorkshire

Ackworth Moor Top WF7 has a population of 5,281 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Ackworth Moor Top?

Ackworth Moor Top water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Ackworth Moor Top

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Ackworth Moor Top water issues.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water contact number Yorkshire Water Emergency contact number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to send a letter to Yorkshire Water can do so by writing to the Yorkshire Water address below:

Yorkshire Water Address
Western House, Halifax Road
Bradford
BD6 2SZ

Price of water in Ackworth Moor Top

Water bill in Ackworth Moor Top

Water rates in Ackworth Moor Top are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Ackworth Moor Top water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Ackworth Moor Top water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Ackworth Moor Top

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Ackworth Moor Top 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 Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Ackworth Moor Top home.

Unmetered Customers in Ackworth Moor Top

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Ackworth Moor Top will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Ackworth Moor Top 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Ackworth Moor Top could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Ackworth Moor Top?

The average water bill Ackworth Moor Top residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Ackworth Moor Top water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered with Yorkshire 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Ackworth Moor Top bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Yorkshire 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 Ackworth Moor Top?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Ackworth Moor Top WF7, your water supplier is Yorkshire 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.

Ackworth Moor Top Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Ackworth Moor Top have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Ackworth Moor Top

Is the tap water in Ackworth Moor Top safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Ackworth Moor Top. You can rest assured that Ackworth Moor Top water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Ackworth Moor Top water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Ackworth Moor Top water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Ackworth Moor Top come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Ackworth Moor Top:

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

How hard is the water in Ackworth Moor Top

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 Ackworth Moor Top is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Ackworth Moor Top is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Ackworth Moor Top 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 which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Ackworth Moor Top.

Ackworth Moor Top No Water

If you have no water in your Ackworth Moor Top 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 Ackworth Moor Top.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Ackworth Moor Top water leak or flooding

Ackworth Moor Top water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Ackworth Moor Top 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 Ackworth Moor Top property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Ackworth Moor Top taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Ackworth Moor Top 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 affect it by infusing your Ackworth Moor Top water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Ackworth Moor Top water.

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

Broadband Speed in Ackworth Moor Top WF7

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The broadband speed you get at your Ackworth Moor Top home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Ackworth Moor Top with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Ackworth Moor Top Average Download Speed Ackworth Moor Top Average Upload Speed
55.00 Mbps 11.40 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Ackworth Moor Top. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Ackworth Moor Top?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Ackworth Moor Top.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Ackworth Moor Top is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Ackworth Moor Top should have access to 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Ackworth Moor Top?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Ackworth Moor Top
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads 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 Ackworth Moor Top homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Ackworth Moor Top.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Ackworth Moor Top.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Ackworth Moor Top broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Ackworth Moor Top. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Ackworth Moor Top. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Ackworth Moor Top Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Ackworth Moor Top must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

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 Ackworth Moor Top home is going to be important.

Ackworth Moor Top broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Ackworth Moor Top internet 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 a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Ackworth Moor Top.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Ackworth Moor Top?

The average broadband speed in Ackworth Moor Top is:

Ackworth Moor Top Average Download Speed Ackworth Moor Top Average Upload Speed
55.00 Mbps 11.40 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Ackworth Moor Top, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Ackworth Moor Top property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when getting connected in Ackworth Moor Top.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Ackworth Moor Top

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Ackworth Moor Top is 01806. When making a call to someone in Ackworth Moor Top, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Ackworth Moor Top call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, 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, we recommend getting in touch 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? 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 Ackworth Moor Top

Residents in Ackworth Moor Top are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Ackworth Moor Top home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Ackworth Moor Top distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Ackworth Moor Top below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Ackworth Moor Top

The electricity distribution network operator for Ackworth Moor Top is Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire. You can find the Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 375 675
Email cus.serv@northernpowergrid.com
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring

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 Ackworth Moor Top

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Ackworth Moor Top.

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 produced from fossil fuels changes 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Ackworth Moor Top

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

Closest five municipalities to Ackworth Moor Top
Municipality Distance from Ackworth Moor Top
Streethouse -
Featherstone -
Kirk Smeaton 2.61 miles
Thorpe Audlin 2.61 miles
Pontefract 2.61 miles