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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bierley

Are you moving and want to know more about Bierley? Our complete guide to utilities in Bierley will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bierley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bierley.

About Bierley, West Yorkshire

Bierley BD4 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Bierley?

Bierley water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Bierley

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Bierley water account.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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

Water rates in Bierley

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Water rates in Bierley are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Bierley water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Bierley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Bierley

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Bierley 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Bierley home.

Unmetered Customers in Bierley

Customers without a meter at their Bierley home will pay 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 Bierley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Bierley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Bierley water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not 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 Bierley could be cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Bierley?

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

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How do I pay my Bierley water bill?

You will first need to 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Bierley bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've 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 Bierley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bierley BD4, 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.

Bierley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bierley

Is tap water in Bierley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Bierley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bierley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Bierley

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Bierley contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Bierley.

Bierley No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Bierley home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Bierley.

If there is no water at your Bierley home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Bierley.

If your home has 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 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. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Bierley water leak or flooding

Bierley water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Bierley 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 Bierley property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Bierley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Bierley 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 infuse the Bierley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Bierley water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Bierley BD4

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Bierley with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Bierley Average Download Speed Bierley Average Upload Speed
89.36 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Bierley. 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.

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

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Bierley.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Bierley is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Bierley should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Bierley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Bierley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Bierley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Bierley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Bierley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Bierley broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Bierley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Bierley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Bierley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Bierley should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Bierley home is something to think about.

Bierley broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Bierley broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Bierley.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Bierley have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Bierley?

The average broadband speed in Bierley is:

Bierley Average Download Speed Bierley Average Upload Speed
89.36 Mbps 16.90 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 - 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 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 boxes on your street in Bierley, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Bierley home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should take for a broadband service in Bierley.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Bierley

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Bierley is 01806. When making a call to someone in Bierley, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Bierley call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Bierley

People living in Bierley can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Bierley home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Bierley distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Bierley below.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Bierley

The electricity distribution network operator for Bierley 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 Bierley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Bierley

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Bierley, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Bierley.