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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Beeston Hill

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

About Beeston Hill, West Yorkshire

Beeston Hill LS11 has a population of 22,187 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 Hill?

Beeston Hill water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Beeston Hill

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

Below, you can find the principal 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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Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting 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 Beeston Hill

Water bill in Beeston Hill

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

Metered Customers in Beeston Hill

Customers with a water meter at their Beeston Hill 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 Beeston Hill home.

Unmetered Customers in Beeston Hill

Customers who don't have a meter at their Beeston Hill home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Beeston Hill home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Beeston Hill is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Beeston Hill 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Beeston Hill might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Beeston Hill?

The average water bill Beeston Hill residents are billed is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Beeston Hill water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Beeston Hill bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Beeston Hill?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Beeston Hill 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 Hill Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Beeston Hill have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Beeston Hill

Is the tap water in Beeston Hill safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Beeston Hill come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Beeston Hill:

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

How hard is the water in Beeston Hill

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 rating for water hardness in Beeston Hill is less than 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Beeston Hill is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Beeston Hill over. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Beeston Hill.

  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 Hill No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Beeston Hill home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Beeston Hill.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. 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, 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Beeston Hill water leak or flooding

Beeston Hill water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Beeston Hill home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Beeston Hill taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Beeston Hill water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Beeston Hill water.

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

Broadband in Beeston Hill LS11

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Beeston Hill with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Beeston Hill Average Download Speed Beeston Hill Average Upload Speed
81.80 Mbps 16.85 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Beeston Hill. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one currently available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Beeston Hill?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Beeston Hill.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Beeston Hill is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Beeston Hill should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area 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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Beeston Hill?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Beeston Hill
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 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 internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Beeston Hill homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Beeston Hill.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Beeston Hill.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Beeston Hill broadband price

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Beeston Hill. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Beeston Hill. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Beeston Hill Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Beeston Hill should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely 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 Hill home is going to be important.

Beeston Hill broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Beeston Hill broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Beeston Hill.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Beeston Hill ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Beeston Hill?

The average internet speed in Beeston Hill is:

Beeston Hill Average Download Speed Beeston Hill 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, 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 a green box on your street in Beeston Hill, it's then connected to your house 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 Beeston Hill home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Beeston Hill.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Beeston Hill

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Beeston Hill is 01806. If you call someone in Beeston Hill, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Beeston Hill call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different 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.

Gas and Electricity in Beeston Hill

Residents of Beeston Hill are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Beeston Hill home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Beeston Hill distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Beeston Hill in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Beeston Hill

The electricity distribution network operator for Beeston Hill 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 Beeston Hill

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

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Beeston Hill

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Beeston Hill, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Beeston Hill.

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