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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Apperley Bridge

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

About Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire

Apperley Bridge BD10 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Apperley Bridge?

Apperley Bridge water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Apperley Bridge

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Apperley Bridge water account.

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on 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 Apperley Bridge

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Water rates in Apperley Bridge will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Apperley Bridge water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Apperley Bridge water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Apperley Bridge

Customers that have a water meter at their Apperley Bridge 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Apperley Bridge home.

Unmetered Customers in Apperley Bridge

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Apperley Bridge home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Apperley Bridge home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Apperley Bridge is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Apperley Bridge 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, installing a water meter at your Apperley Bridge may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Apperley Bridge?

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

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How do I pay my Apperley Bridge water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Apperley Bridge 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 often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Apperley Bridge?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Apperley Bridge BD10, 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.

Apperley Bridge Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Apperley Bridge

Is tap water in Apperley Bridge safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Apperley Bridge. You can rest assured that Apperley Bridge water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Apperley Bridge 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 Apperley Bridge water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Apperley Bridge come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Apperley Bridge:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Apperley Bridge

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Apperley Bridge 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. 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 Apperley Bridge.

Apperley Bridge No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Apperley Bridge home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Apperley Bridge.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. 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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Apperley Bridge water leak or flooding

Apperley Bridge water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Apperley Bridge 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 Apperley Bridge 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 have access to the internet, 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 Apperley Bridge taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Apperley Bridge water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

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

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

Internet in Apperley Bridge BD10

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The speed of your internet connection at your Apperley Bridge home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average internet speed in Apperley Bridge with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Apperley Bridge Average Download Speed Apperley Bridge Average Upload Speed
85.60 Mbps 18.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Apperley Bridge. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available 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 currently available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Apperley Bridge?

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, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Apperley Bridge.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Apperley Bridge is what's available. Whilst many homes in Apperley Bridge can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Apperley Bridge?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Apperley Bridge
    • 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 internet 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.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Apperley Bridge homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Apperley Bridge.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Apperley Bridge.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Apperley Bridge broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Apperley Bridge. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Apperley Bridge. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Apperley Bridge Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Apperley Bridge should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, 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 that without a reliable internet connection for your Apperley Bridge home is something to think about.

Apperley Bridge broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Apperley Bridge broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Apperley Bridge.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Apperley Bridge have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Apperley Bridge?

The average speed of broadband in Apperley Bridge is:

Apperley Bridge Average Download Speed Apperley Bridge Average Upload Speed
85.60 Mbps 18.30 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 Apperley Bridge, 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 Apperley Bridge property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Apperley Bridge.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Apperley Bridge

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Apperley Bridge is 01806. If you call someone in Apperley Bridge, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Apperley Bridge call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call 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 don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Apperley Bridge

Residents in Apperley Bridge are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Apperley Bridge home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Apperley Bridge distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Apperley Bridge right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Apperley Bridge

The electricity distribution network operator for Apperley Bridge 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Apperley Bridge

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

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 amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations 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 generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Apperley Bridge

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Apperley Bridge, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Apperley Bridge.

Closest five municipalities to Apperley Bridge
Municipality Distance from Apperley Bridge
Greengates -
Thackley -
Baildon 1.55 miles
Shipley 1.55 miles