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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Adel

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

About Adel, West Yorkshire

Adel LS16 has a population of 19,430 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Adel?

Adel water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Adel

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Adel water account.

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Yorkshire Water website.

Customer that want to post 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

Cost of water in Adel

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

Metered Customers in Adel

Customers with a water meter at their Adel property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Adel home.

Unmetered Customers in Adel

Customers without a meter at their Adel home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Adel home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Adel will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Adel water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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, getting a water meter for your Adel may save you money.

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 Adel?

The average water bill Adel residents are billed is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Adel water bill?

First of all, you will 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Adel bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Adel?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Adel LS16, 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.

Adel Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Adel

Is the tap water in Adel safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Adel come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Adel:

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

How hard is the water in Adel

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 Adel is less than 200ppm, this means the water in Adel is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Adel higher than. medium water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Adel.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Adel No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Adel home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Adel.

If there is no water at your Adel home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Adel.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Adel water leak or flooding

Adel water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Adel 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 Adel property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Adel taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Adel water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Adel water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Adel water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Adel LS16

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The broadband speed you get at your Adel home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Adel with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Adel Average Download Speed Adel Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Adel. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Adel?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Adel.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Adel is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Adel should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

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

What kinds of internet connection are available in Adel?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Adel
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Adel homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Adel.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Adel.
    • 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, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Adel broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Adel. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Adel. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Adel Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Adel should also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Adel home is something to think about.

Adel broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Adel broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Adel.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Adel ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Adel?

The average speed of broadband in Adel is:

Adel Average Download Speed Adel Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 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 - this type of connection has 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Adel, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Adel property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Adel.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Adel

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Adel is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Adel, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Adel call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Adel

People living in Adel can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Adel home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Adel distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Adel right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Adel

The electricity distribution network operator for Adel 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Adel

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 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 is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Adel

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Adel, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Adel.