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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Beeston

If you've moved and have questions about Beeston? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Beeston will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Beeston water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Beeston.

About Beeston, West Yorkshire

Beeston LS11 has a population of 566 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Beeston?

Beeston water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Beeston

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

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting 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 Beeston

Water bill in Beeston

Water rates in Beeston will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Beeston water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Beeston water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Beeston

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Beeston property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Beeston home.

Unmetered Customers in Beeston

Customers who don't have a meter at their Beeston home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Beeston home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Beeston will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Beeston water rates would 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Beeston 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 Beeston?

The average water bill Beeston residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Beeston water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Beeston bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Beeston?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Beeston LS11, 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.

Beeston Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Beeston

Is water from the tap in Beeston safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Beeston come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Beeston:

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

How hard is the water in Beeston

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 Beeston is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Beeston is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Beeston higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Beeston.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. 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.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Beeston No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Beeston home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Beeston.

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

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Beeston water leak or flooding

Beeston water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Beeston 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 Beeston property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring 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 Beeston taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Beeston water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Beeston water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Beeston water.

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

Broadband in Beeston LS11

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • 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 see how it compares to the average internet speed in Beeston with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Beeston Average Download Speed Beeston Average Upload Speed
81.80 Mbps 16.85 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Beeston. 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.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Beeston?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Beeston.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Beeston is what's available. Whilst many homes in Beeston can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the 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 Beeston?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Beeston
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed 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 Beeston homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Beeston.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Beeston.
    • 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, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Beeston broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Beeston. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Beeston. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Beeston Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Beeston must also be considered, with so many people that work 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 Beeston home is something to think about.

Beeston broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Beeston broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Beeston.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Beeston?

The average speed of broadband in Beeston is:

Beeston Average Download Speed Beeston Average Upload Speed
81.80 Mbps 16.85 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 speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Beeston, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Beeston 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?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should take when getting connected in Beeston.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 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 dialling code of Beeston

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Beeston is 01806. When making a call to someone in Beeston, 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 Beeston call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Beeston

People living in Beeston can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Beeston home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Beeston distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Beeston 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 Beeston

The electricity distribution network operator for Beeston 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 Beeston

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, 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 electricity was generated by 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, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's 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 Close By Beeston

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Beeston, we've found the five closest municipalities to Beeston.

Closest five municipalities to Beeston
Municipality Distance from Beeston
Holbeck -
Beeston Hill -
Wortley 0.61 miles
Armley 0.61 miles
Farnley 0.61 miles