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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Baildon

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

About Baildon, West Yorkshire

Baildon BD17 has a population of 15,944 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Baildon?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Baildon

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to discuss your Baildon water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main contact 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

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

Cost of water in Baildon

Water bill in Baildon

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

Metered Customers in Baildon

Customers that have a water meter at their Baildon house will pay an annual fixed charge, 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 are for the consumption at your Baildon home.

Unmetered Customers in Baildon

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Baildon home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Baildon home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Baildon is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Baildon water prices were 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 have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Baildon may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Baildon?

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

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How do I pay my Baildon water bill?

You will first 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Baildon 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 Baildon?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Baildon BD17, 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.

Baildon Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Baildon

Is the tap water in Baildon safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Baildon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Baildon:

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

Is the water hard in Baildon

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 Baildon is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Baildon is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

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

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

Baildon No Water

If you have no water in your Baildon 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 Baildon.

If there is no water at your Baildon home, do you only have 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 Baildon.

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

  1. Check 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, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  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.

Baildon water leak or flooding

Baildon water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Baildon 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 Baildon property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Baildon taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Baildon water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

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

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

Broadband Speed in Baildon BD17

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The speed of your internet connection at your Baildon home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

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

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

Baildon Average Download Speed Baildon Average Upload Speed
92.20 Mbps 16.30 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Baildon. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available 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 that's available.

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, 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 to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Baildon.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Baildon is what's available. Whilst many homes in Baildon should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Baildon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Baildon
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's 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 connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Baildon homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Baildon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Baildon.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Baildon broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Baildon. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Baildon. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Baildon Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Baildon must also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Baildon home is going to be important.

Baildon broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Baildon broadband internet is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Baildon.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Baildon have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Baildon?

The average broadband speed in Baildon is:

Baildon Average Download Speed Baildon Average Upload Speed
92.20 Mbps 16.30 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of 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 is fibre broadband that is 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 Baildon, from which it is connected to your property 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 Baildon house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should choose when getting connected in Baildon.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Baildon

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Baildon is 01806. If you call someone in Baildon, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Baildon call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to 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 inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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.

Electricity and Gas in Baildon

Residents in Baildon are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Baildon home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Baildon distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Baildon right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Baildon

The electricity distribution network operator for Baildon 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 Baildon

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, 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

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Baildon

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

Closest five municipalities to Baildon
Municipality Distance from Baildon
Saltaire 1.13 miles
Idle 1.55 miles
Apperley Bridge 1.55 miles