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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Badsworth

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

About Badsworth, West Yorkshire

Badsworth WF9 has a population of 682 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Badsworth?

Badsworth water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Badsworth

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Badsworth water issues.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water contact number Yorkshire Water Emergency contact 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

You can also write to 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 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

Cost of water in Badsworth

Water bill in Badsworth

Water rates in Badsworth depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Badsworth water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Badsworth water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Badsworth

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Badsworth home will pay a fixed annual 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 Badsworth home.

Unmetered Customers in Badsworth

Customers without a meter at their Badsworth 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 Badsworth home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Badsworth is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Badsworth water rates will have been 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 are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Badsworth might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Badsworth?

The average water bill Badsworth residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Badsworth water bill?

You will first 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 Badsworth bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Badsworth?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Badsworth WF9, 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.

Badsworth Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Badsworth

Is water from the tap in Badsworth safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Badsworth come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Badsworth:

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

How hard is the water in Badsworth

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Badsworth contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Badsworth.

Badsworth No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Badsworth 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 Badsworth.

If there is no water at your Badsworth home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Badsworth.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. You can also try the following:

  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. Check 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.

Badsworth water leak or flooding

Badsworth water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Badsworth 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 Badsworth property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Badsworth taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Badsworth water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Badsworth water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Badsworth water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Badsworth WF9

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Badsworth 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?

Badsworth Average Download Speed Badsworth Average Upload Speed
39.20 Mbps 9.70 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Badsworth. 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 internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Badsworth?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Badsworth.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Badsworth is the availability. Most homes in Badsworth should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to 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 Badsworth?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Badsworth
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of 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 internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Badsworth homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Badsworth.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Badsworth.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Badsworth broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Badsworth. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's 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 before you sign up to a internet service in Badsworth. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Badsworth Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Badsworth must also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Badsworth home is going to be important.

Badsworth broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Badsworth internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Badsworth.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Badsworth have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Badsworth?

The average broadband speed in Badsworth is:

Badsworth Average Download Speed Badsworth Average Upload Speed
39.20 Mbps 9.70 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Badsworth, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Badsworth home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Badsworth.

Frequent internet uses 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, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Badsworth

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Badsworth is 01977. If you call someone in Badsworth, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01977 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01977 Badsworth call cost?

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

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Badsworth

Residents of Badsworth are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, 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 it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Badsworth home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Badsworth distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Badsworth 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 for Badsworth

The electricity distribution network operator for Badsworth 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Badsworth

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

Fossil Fuels

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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, 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Badsworth

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Badsworth, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Badsworth.