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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Bingley

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

About Bingley, West Yorkshire

Bingley BD16 has a population of 22,493 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Bingley?

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

How to reach your water provider in Bingley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Bingley water account.

In the table below we have listed the main 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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 Bingley

Water bill in Bingley

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

Metered Customers in Bingley

Customers that have a water meter at their Bingley house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Bingley home.

Unmetered Customers in Bingley

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Bingley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Bingley 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, installing a water meter at your Bingley 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 Bingley?

The average water bill Bingley residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Bingley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Bingley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 Bingley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bingley BD16, 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.

Bingley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bingley

Is the tap water in Bingley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Bingley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Bingley:

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

Is the water hard in Bingley

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 Bingley is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Bingley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Bingley contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Bingley No Water

If you have no water in your Bingley home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Bingley.

If there is no water at your Bingley home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Bingley.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to 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. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Bingley water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Bingley 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 have access to the internet, 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 Bingley taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Bingley 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 Bingley water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Bingley BD16

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The speed of your internet connection at your Bingley home is dependant upon 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 find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Bingley 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?

Bingley Average Download Speed Bingley Average Upload Speed
87.10 Mbps 17.20 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Bingley. 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 it is the only means of connection available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Bingley.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Bingley is the issue of availability. Most homes in Bingley can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Bingley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Bingley
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the 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 delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Bingley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Bingley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Bingley.
    • 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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Bingley broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Bingley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer 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 commit to a internet service in Bingley. 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.

Bingley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Bingley should also be considered, with many people working 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 streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Bingley home is something to think about.

Bingley broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Bingley broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Bingley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Bingley?

The average speed of broadband in Bingley is:

Bingley Average Download Speed Bingley Average Upload Speed
87.10 Mbps 17.20 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 - 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Bingley, 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 Bingley home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Bingley.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband 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 of the above, 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 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 will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Bingley

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Bingley is 01806. If you call someone in Bingley, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Bingley call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Bingley

Residents in Bingley are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Bingley home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Bingley distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Bingley 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 Bingley

The electricity distribution network operator for Bingley 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 Bingley

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

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%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation 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, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

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 Bingley

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

Closest five municipalities to Bingley
Municipality Distance from Bingley
Cottingley 0.01 miles
Eldwick 0.01 miles
Wilsden 1.85 miles
Norr 1.85 miles
Allerton 1.85 miles