A Complete Guide to Utilities in Bridlington
Are you moving and want to know more about Bridlington? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Bridlington will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Bridlington water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Bridlington.
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About Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
Bridlington YO15 has a population of 35,154 and is located in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire. East Riding of Yorkshire has a population of 600,259 people.
Who supplies my water in Bridlington?
How to reach your water provider in Bridlington
Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Bridlington water problems.
Below, you can find the principal telephone 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|
Write to Yorkshire Water
Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, by composing 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
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Price of water in Bridlington
Water rates in Bridlington are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Bridlington water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Bridlington water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Bridlington
Customers that have a water meter at their Bridlington 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 are for the consumption at your Bridlington home.
Unmetered Customers in Bridlington
Customers without a meter at their Bridlington home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Bridlington home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Bridlington is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Bridlington 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Bridlington might work out cheaper.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Bridlington?
The average water bill Bridlington residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.
How do I pay my Bridlington water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, such as:
- Direct Debit
- Online payments
- Pay over the phone
- Bank transfer
- Payment by cheque
- Payment card
You may be able to choose how often you pay your Bridlington bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Bridlington?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Bridlington YO15, 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.
Bridlington Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Bridlington have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Bridlington
Is tap water in Bridlington safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Bridlington. You can rest assured that Bridlington water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Bridlington water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Bridlington water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Bridlington come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Bridlington:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Bridlington
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 Bridlington is over 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Bridlington is rated as hard water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Bridlington contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard 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 the taste of your tap water may be affected.
You should add a water softener to the water in Bridlington.
- Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
- 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.
- Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.
Bridlington No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Bridlington home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Bridlington.
If there is no water at your Bridlington home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Bridlington.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
- Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Bridlington water leak or flooding
Bridlington water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Bridlington home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.
If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Bridlington property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Bridlington taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Bridlington water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can impermeate the Bridlington water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Bridlington 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.
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Broadband in Bridlington YO15
The speed of your broadband connection at your Bridlington home can vary depending on several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Placement of your router
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Your broadband provider
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Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Bridlington Average Download Speed||Bridlington Average Upload Speed|
|41.50 Mbps||11.10 Mbps|
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Bridlington. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.
What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Bridlington?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Bridlington.
The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Bridlington is the issue of availability. Most homes in Bridlington should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.
Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.
Type of connection
What kinds of internet connection are available in Bridlington?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Bridlington
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the 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 internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Bridlington homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Bridlington.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
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Bridlington broadband price
You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Bridlington. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Bridlington. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Bridlington Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Bridlington also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Bridlington home will be an important thing to consider.
Bridlington broadband customer support
Our final tip, the customer support of your Bridlington broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Bridlington.[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Bridlington have about broadband internet.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
Is the internet fast in Bridlington?
The average broadband speed in Bridlington is:
|Bridlington Average Download Speed||Bridlington Average Upload Speed|
|41.50 Mbps||11.10 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
In simple terms, 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
- 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 Bridlington, 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 Bridlington property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .
What speed internet is best for me?
That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out which speed you should take when getting connected in Bridlington.
|Main internet uses||Recommended Broadband Download Speed||Up to 2 devices|
|Up to 2 devices||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc||10-25 Mbps Broadband|
|3-5 devices||AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming||50-100 Mbps Broadband|
|Over 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.
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What's the landline area code in Bridlington
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Bridlington is 01262. If you call someone in Bridlington, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01262 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01262 Bridlington call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? 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 Bridlington
Residents of Bridlington are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.
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 Bridlington home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Bridlington distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Bridlington 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 in Bridlington
The electricity distribution network operator for Bridlington 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
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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
Power Generation near Bridlington
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Bridlington.
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In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from 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 the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations 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 under construction.
Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Bridlington
You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Bridlington, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Bridlington.