A Complete Guide to Utilities in Bradford Moor
If you just moved and have some questions about Bradford Moor? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Bradford Moor will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bradford Moor water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bradford Moor.
About Bradford Moor, West Yorkshire
Bradford Moor BD3 has a population of 21,310 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Bradford Moor?
How to reach your water provider in Bradford Moor
Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Bradford Moor water account.
Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.
|Yorkshire Water phone number||Yorkshire Water Emergency phone number|
|0345 124 2424||0800 573 553|
|Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365|
Moving to Bradford Moor?
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Write to Yorkshire Water
You can also write to 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.
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
Cost of water in Bradford Moor
Water rates in Bradford Moor will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Bradford Moor water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Bradford Moor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Bradford Moor
Customers that have a water meter at their Bradford Moor house will pay an annual fixed charge, 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 Bradford Moor home.
Unmetered Customers in Bradford Moor
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Bradford Moor home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Bradford Moor home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Bradford Moor is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Bradford Moor water rates will 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?
That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Bradford Moor could be cheaper.
Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Bradford Moor?
The average water bill Bradford Moor residents are charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.
Expensive Bradford Moor water bills?
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How do I pay my Bradford Moor 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
It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Bradford Moor 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.
Can I switch the water supplier in Bradford Moor?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bradford Moor BD3, 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.
Bradford Moor Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Bradford Moor have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bradford Moor
Is tap water in Bradford Moor safe to drink?
Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Bradford Moor. You can rest assured that Bradford Moor water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Bradford Moor 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 Bradford Moor water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Bradford Moor come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Bradford Moor:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Bradford Moor
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 Bradford Moor is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Bradford Moor is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The clean water supply to your home in Bradford Moor contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.
You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Bradford Moor.
Bradford Moor No Water
If you have no water in your Bradford Moor home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Bradford Moor.
If there is no water at your Bradford Moor home, do you only have 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 Bradford Moor.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Bradford Moor water leak or flooding
Bradford Moor water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Bradford Moor home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.
If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Bradford Moor property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can go on the internet at your current 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 Bradford Moor taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Bradford Moor water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Bradford Moor water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Bradford Moor water.
If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.
Broadband in Bradford Moor BD3
The broadband speed you get at your Bradford Moor home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- Distance from the telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
- Which provider you have
Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Bradford Moor with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Bradford Moor Average Download Speed||Bradford Moor Average Upload Speed|
|89.35 Mbps||20.30 Mbps|
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Bradford Moor. 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 is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.
What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Bradford Moor?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Bradford Moor.
The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Bradford Moor is what's available. The majority of homes in Bradford Moor should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.
That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Bradford Moor?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Bradford Moor
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Bradford Moor homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Limited availability in some parts of Bradford Moor.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Bradford Moor?
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Bradford Moor broadband price
You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Bradford Moor. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Bradford Moor. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.
Bradford Moor Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Bradford Moor must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.
When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Bradford Moor home is something to think about.
Bradford Moor broadband technical support
Our final tip, the customer support of your Bradford Moor internet connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Bradford Moor.
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Bradford Moor have about broadband internet.
How fast is the broadband in Bradford Moor?
The average speed of broadband in Bradford Moor is:
|Bradford Moor Average Download Speed||Bradford Moor Average Upload Speed|
|89.35 Mbps||20.30 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.
- ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 Bradford Moor, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Bradford Moor house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of UK home .
What speed internet is best for me?
It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Bradford Moor.
|Main internet uses||Recommended 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 of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|More than 5 devices||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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
What's the telephone dialling code of Bradford Moor
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Bradford Moor is 01806. When making a call to someone in Bradford Moor, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Bradford Moor call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Bradford Moor
Residents in Bradford Moor can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of 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 Bradford Moor home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Bradford Moor distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Bradford Moor below.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Bradford Moor
The electricity distribution network operator for Bradford Moor 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Bradford Moor
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Bradford Moor.
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 percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by 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, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Near Bradford Moor
If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Bradford Moor, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Bradford Moor.