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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Burley

If you've moved and have questions about Burley? Our utilities guide to Burley will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Burley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Burley.

About Burley, West Yorkshire

Burley LS4 has a population of 1,000 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Burley?

Burley water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Burley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Burley water account.

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
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Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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

Cost of water in Burley

Water bill in Burley

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

Metered Customers in Burley

Customers that have a water meter at their Burley 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 cover the consumption at your Burley home.

Unmetered Customers in Burley

Customers without a meter at their Burley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Burley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Burley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Burley water rates will have been 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Burley may save you money.

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 Burley?

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

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How do I pay my Burley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Burley bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Burley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Burley LS4, 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.

Burley Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Burley have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Burley

Is water from the tap in Burley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Burley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Burley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Burley

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 Burley is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Burley is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Burley higher than. 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 your tap water taste may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Burley.

  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.

Burley No Water

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

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. 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 the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Burley water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Burley taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Burley water this could be because of 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 Burley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Burley water.

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

Internet in Burley LS4

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The broadband speed you get at your Burley home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Burley with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Burley Average Download Speed Burley Average Upload Speed
77.75 Mbps 16.35 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Burley. 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 households 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 available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Burley?

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 might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Burley.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Burley is the issue of availability. Most homes in Burley should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Burley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Burley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Burley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Burley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Burley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Burley broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Burley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Burley. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Burley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Burley must also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Burley home is something to think about.

Burley broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Burley broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Burley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Burley?

The average internet speed in Burley is:

Burley Average Download Speed Burley Average Upload Speed
77.75 Mbps 16.35 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get 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 a green box on your street in Burley, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Burley property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Burley.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Burley

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Burley is 01806. When making a call to someone in Burley, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Burley call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone 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.

Electricity and Gas in Burley

People living in Burley can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

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

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Burley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Burley right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Burley

The electricity distribution network operator for Burley 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Burley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, 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

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Burley

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Burley, we've found the five closest municipalities to Burley.

Closest five municipalities to Burley
Municipality Distance from Burley
Kirkstall -
Hawksworth 0.49 miles
Meanwood 1.07 miles