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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bankfoot

If you just moved and have some questions about Bankfoot? Our complete guide to utilities in Bankfoot will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bankfoot water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bankfoot.

About Bankfoot, West Yorkshire

Bankfoot BD5 has a population of 1,257 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Bankfoot?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Bankfoot

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

In the table below you will find the 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

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.

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
Bradford
BD6 2SZ

Price of water in Bankfoot

Water bill in Bankfoot

Water rates in Bankfoot are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Bankfoot water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Bankfoot water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Bankfoot

Customers that have a water meter at their Bankfoot 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 cover the consumption at your Bankfoot home.

Unmetered Customers in Bankfoot

Customers who don't have a meter at their Bankfoot home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Bankfoot home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Bankfoot will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Bankfoot 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Bankfoot might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Bankfoot?

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

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How do I pay my Bankfoot water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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

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

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bankfoot BD5, 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.

Bankfoot Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bankfoot

Is water from the tap in Bankfoot safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Bankfoot come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bankfoot:

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

How hard is the water in Bankfoot

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Bankfoot 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 means they should last longer.

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

Bankfoot No Water

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

If there is no water at your Bankfoot home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Bankfoot.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. 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 the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Bankfoot water leak or flooding

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

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

Why does the water in Bankfoot taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Bankfoot 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 infuse the Bankfoot water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Bankfoot 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 in Bankfoot BD5

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Bankfoot home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Bankfoot 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?

Bankfoot Average Download Speed Bankfoot Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Bankfoot. 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 households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection that's available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Bankfoot?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Bankfoot.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Bankfoot is the issue of availability. Most homes in Bankfoot should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Bankfoot?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Bankfoot
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Bankfoot homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Bankfoot.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Bankfoot.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Bankfoot broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Bankfoot. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Bankfoot. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Bankfoot Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Bankfoot 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 stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Bankfoot home is something to think about.

Bankfoot broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Bankfoot internet connection is of utmost importance. 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 should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Bankfoot.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Bankfoot have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Bankfoot?

The average internet speed in Bankfoot is:

Bankfoot Average Download Speed Bankfoot Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Bankfoot, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Bankfoot house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Bankfoot.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, 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 Bankfoot

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Bankfoot is 01806. When making a call to someone in Bankfoot, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Bankfoot call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to 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 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 telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Bankfoot

Residents of Bankfoot are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Bankfoot home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Bankfoot distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Bankfoot 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 responsible for Bankfoot

The electricity distribution network operator for Bankfoot 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

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
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Power Generation near Bankfoot

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. 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 electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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

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

Municipalities Near Bankfoot

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Bankfoot, we've found the five closest municipalities to Bankfoot.

Closest five municipalities to Bankfoot
Municipality Distance from Bankfoot
West Bowling -
Great Horton 0.33 miles
Lidget Green 0.33 miles
Little Germany 0.69 miles
Bradford city centre 0.69 miles