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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Allerton Bywater

Are you moving and want to know more about Allerton Bywater? Our utilities guide to Allerton Bywater is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Allerton Bywater water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Allerton Bywater.

About Allerton Bywater, West Yorkshire

Allerton Bywater WF10 has a population of 4,717 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Allerton Bywater?

Allerton Bywater water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Allerton Bywater

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Allerton Bywater water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone 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, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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

Water rates in Allerton Bywater

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

Metered Customers in Allerton Bywater

Customers with a water meter at their Allerton Bywater house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Allerton Bywater home.

Unmetered Customers in Allerton Bywater

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Allerton Bywater home have 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 Allerton Bywater home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Allerton Bywater is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Allerton Bywater water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Allerton Bywater might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Allerton Bywater?

The average water bill Allerton Bywater residents are charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Allerton Bywater water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details with Yorkshire 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Allerton Bywater bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Allerton Bywater?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Allerton Bywater WF10, 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.

Allerton Bywater Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Allerton Bywater have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Allerton Bywater

Is water from the tap in Allerton Bywater safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Allerton Bywater come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Allerton Bywater:

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

Is the water hard in Allerton Bywater

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 Allerton Bywater is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Allerton Bywater is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Allerton Bywater contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Allerton Bywater.

Allerton Bywater No Water

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

If there is no water at your Allerton Bywater 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 Allerton Bywater.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on 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. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Allerton Bywater water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Allerton Bywater property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Allerton Bywater taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Allerton Bywater water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Allerton Bywater water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Allerton Bywater water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Allerton Bywater WF10

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The speed of your internet connection at your Allerton Bywater home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Allerton Bywater with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Allerton Bywater Average Download Speed Allerton Bywater Average Upload Speed
63.95 Mbps 12.80 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Allerton Bywater. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Allerton Bywater?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet 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 Allerton Bywater.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Allerton Bywater is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Allerton Bywater should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built 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

How can I connect to the internet in Allerton Bywater?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Allerton Bywater
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Allerton Bywater homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Allerton Bywater.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Allerton Bywater.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Allerton Bywater broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Allerton Bywater. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Allerton Bywater. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Allerton Bywater Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Allerton Bywater also needs consideration, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Allerton Bywater home is going to be important.

Allerton Bywater broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Allerton Bywater broadband internet 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 efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Allerton Bywater.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Allerton Bywater ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Allerton Bywater?

The average broadband speed in Allerton Bywater is:

Allerton Bywater Average Download Speed Allerton Bywater Average Upload Speed
63.95 Mbps 12.80 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 - 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 boxes on your street in Allerton Bywater, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Allerton Bywater house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Allerton Bywater.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 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 area code for Allerton Bywater

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Allerton Bywater is 01977. If you call someone in Allerton Bywater, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01977 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01977 Allerton Bywater call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, 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 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Allerton Bywater

Residents in Allerton Bywater are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to 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 and operates the infrastructure that connect your Allerton Bywater home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Allerton Bywater distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Allerton Bywater in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Allerton Bywater

The electricity distribution network operator for Allerton Bywater 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 Allerton Bywater

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

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 other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned 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 sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Allerton Bywater

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

Closest five municipalities to Allerton Bywater
Municipality Distance from Allerton Bywater
Airedale 0.01 miles
Castleford 0.01 miles
Cross Gates 3.85 miles