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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Buttershaw

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

About Buttershaw, West Yorkshire

Buttershaw BD6 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Buttershaw?

Buttershaw water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Buttershaw

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Buttershaw 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
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Write to Yorkshire Water

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.

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
Bradford
BD6 2SZ

Water rates in Buttershaw

Water bill in Buttershaw

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

Metered Customers in Buttershaw

Customers with a water meter at their Buttershaw home will pay a fixed annual 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Buttershaw home.

Unmetered Customers in Buttershaw

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Buttershaw will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Buttershaw water rates would 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Buttershaw could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Buttershaw?

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

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How do I pay my Buttershaw 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Buttershaw 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. 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 Buttershaw?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Buttershaw BD6, 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.

Buttershaw Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Buttershaw

Is water from the tap in Buttershaw safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Buttershaw come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Buttershaw:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Buttershaw

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 rating in Buttershaw is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Buttershaw is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Buttershaw contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Buttershaw.

Buttershaw No Water

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

If there is no water at your Buttershaw home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Buttershaw.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  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. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Buttershaw water leak or flooding

Buttershaw water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Buttershaw home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Buttershaw property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. 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 out the online form.

Why does the water in Buttershaw taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Buttershaw water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Buttershaw water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Buttershaw water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Buttershaw BD6

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average connection speed for Buttershaw with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Buttershaw Average Download Speed Buttershaw Average Upload Speed
116.50 Mbps 16.40 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Buttershaw. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Buttershaw?

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 covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Buttershaw.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Buttershaw is the availability. The majority of homes in Buttershaw should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Buttershaw?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Buttershaw
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Buttershaw homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Buttershaw.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Buttershaw.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Buttershaw broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Buttershaw. 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. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Buttershaw. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Buttershaw Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Buttershaw should also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Buttershaw home will be an important thing to consider.

Buttershaw broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Buttershaw broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Buttershaw.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Buttershaw ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Buttershaw?

The average internet speed in Buttershaw is:

Buttershaw Average Download Speed Buttershaw Average Upload Speed
116.50 Mbps 16.40 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Buttershaw, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Buttershaw home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Buttershaw.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels 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 area code for Buttershaw

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Buttershaw is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Buttershaw, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Buttershaw 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, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Buttershaw

Residents of Buttershaw can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Buttershaw home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Buttershaw distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Buttershaw below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Buttershaw

The electricity distribution network operator for Buttershaw 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Buttershaw

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Close By Buttershaw

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Buttershaw, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Buttershaw.

Closest five municipalities to Buttershaw
Municipality Distance from Buttershaw
Low Moor 0.55 miles
Wyke 0.55 miles
Oakenshaw 0.55 miles
East Bierley 1.97 miles
Tong 1.97 miles