Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Armley
Are you moving and want to know more about Armley? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Armley will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Armley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Armley.
About Armley, West Yorkshire
Armley LS12 has a population of 25,550 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Armley?
Getting in touch with your water supplier for Armley
Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Armley water account.
In the table below you will find the contact 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|
Moving to Armley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Yorkshire Water
You can also write to 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
Price of water in Armley
Water rates in Armley are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Armley water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Armley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Armley
Customers with a water meter at their Armley property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 cover the consumption at your Armley home.
Unmetered Customers in Armley
Customers without a meter at their Armley 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 Armley home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Armley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Armley 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?
That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Armley could be cheaper.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Armley?
The average water bill Armley residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.
Expensive Armley water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Armley water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Armley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Armley?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Armley LS12, 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.
Armley Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Armley have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Armley
Is tap water in Armley safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Armley. You can rest assured that Armley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Armley 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 Armley water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Armley come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Armley:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Armley
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 Armley is below 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Armley is rated as medium water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Armley higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.
You should add a water softener to the water in Armley.
- Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
- 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.
- Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.
Armley No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Armley home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Armley.
If there is no water at your Armley 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 Armley.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Armley water leak or flooding
Armley water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Armley 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 Armley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Armley taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Armley water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Armley water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Armley water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.
Internet in Armley LS12
The speed of your internet connection at your Armley home can vary depending on several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Placement of your router
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Which provider you have
Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Armley with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Armley Average Download Speed||Armley Average Upload Speed|
|77.75 Mbps||16.35 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Armley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Armley. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.
What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Armley?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Armley.
The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Armley is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Armley should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.
However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast 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 Armley?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Armley
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Armley homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Armley.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Armley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Armley broadband cost
You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Armley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Armley. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Armley Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Armley also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.
When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Armley home is something to think about.
Armley broadband technical support
Lastly, the customer service of your Armley internet connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Armley.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Armley ask about their broadband.
Broadband Internet FAQs
What's the average broadband speed in Armley?
The average internet speed in Armley is:
|Armley Average Download Speed||Armley Average Upload Speed|
|77.75 Mbps||16.35 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Armley, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Armley home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .
What broadband speed do I need?
It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Armley.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband Speed||Up to 2 devices|
|Up to 2 devices||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|Up to 5 devices||AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|Over 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the landline area code in Armley
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Armley is 01806. When making a call to someone in Armley, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Armley call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls 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 calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity in Armley
People living in Armley are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, 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, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Armley home to the gas network and electricity grid.
More often than not you won't need to contact the Armley distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Armley below.
You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Armley
The electricity distribution network operator for Armley 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Armley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Armley
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Armley.
In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 under construction.
Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Near Armley
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Armley, we've found the five closest municipalities to Armley.