A Complete Guide to Utilities in Arthington

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

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About Arthington, North Yorkshire

Arthington LS21 has a population of 532 and is located in the county of North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire has a population of 1,158,816 people.

Who supplies my water in Arthington?

Arthington water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Arthington

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Arthington water issues.

In the table below you will find the 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

Write to Yorkshire Water

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

If you prefer to write 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
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Cost of water in Arthington

Water bill in Arthington

Water rates in Arthington will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Arthington water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Arthington water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Arthington

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

Unmetered Customers in Arthington

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

Water rates for unmetered customers in Arthington is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Arthington water rates would 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Arthington may save you money.

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 Arthington?

The average water bill Arthington residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 a year.

How do I pay my Arthington water bill?

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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Arthington bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Arthington?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Arthington LS21, 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.

Arthington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Arthington

Is water from the tap in Arthington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Arthington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Arthington:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Arthington

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 Arthington is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Arthington is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Arthington contains just trace amounts 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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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Arthington.

Arthington No Water

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

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

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

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

Arthington water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Arthington property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  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 Arthington taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Arthington 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 Arthington 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 Arthington 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.

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Broadband Speed in Arthington LS21

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The broadband speed you get at your Arthington home is dependant upon several factors such as:

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

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average connection speed for Arthington with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Arthington Average Download Speed Arthington Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 16.28 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Arthington. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Arthington?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Arthington.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Arthington is what's available. The majority of homes in Arthington can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed 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

How can I connect to the internet in Arthington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Arthington
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Arthington homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Arthington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Arthington.
    • 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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Arthington broadband cost

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Arthington. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Arthington. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Arthington Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Arthington also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Arthington home is going to be important.

Arthington broadband technical support

Finally, the customer service of your Arthington internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Arthington.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Arthington?

The average speed of broadband in Arthington is:

Arthington Average Download Speed Arthington Average Upload Speed
72.70 Mbps 16.28 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 - 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 Arthington, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Arthington house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend 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 pick when getting connected in Arthington.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Arthington

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Arthington is 01806. When making a call to someone in Arthington, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Arthington call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Arthington

People living in Arthington are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, 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 it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Arthington home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

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

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Arthington

The electricity distribution network operator for Arthington 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 [email protected]
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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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

Power Generation near Arthington

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

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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%). Additionally, 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Arthington

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Arthington, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Arthington.

Closest five municipalities to Arthington
Municipality Distance from Arthington
Otley -
Guiseley 2.23 miles
Rawdon 2.99 miles
Yeadon 2.99 miles
Idle 4.56 miles