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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Calverley

Are you moving and want to know more about Calverley? Our complete guide to utilities in Calverley is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Calverley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Calverley.

About Calverley, West Yorkshire

Calverley LS28 has a population of 4,328 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Calverley?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Calverley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Calverley water issues.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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
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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to send 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

Price of water in Calverley

Water bill in Calverley

Water rates in Calverley are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Calverley water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Calverley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Calverley

Customers with a water meter at their Calverley house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an additional charge for each cubic meter (m3) that is consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Calverley home.

Unmetered Customers in Calverley

Customers without a meter at their Calverley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Calverley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Calverley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Calverley water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Calverley 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 Calverley?

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

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How do I pay my Calverley water bill?

You will first need to 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 Calverley 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. 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 Calverley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Calverley LS28, 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.

Calverley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Calverley

Is the tap water in Calverley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Calverley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Calverley:

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

Is the water hard in Calverley

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 Calverley is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Calverley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Calverley contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Calverley.

Calverley No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Calverley 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 Calverley.

If there is no water at your Calverley home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Calverley.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Calverley water leak or flooding

Calverley water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Calverley home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Calverley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Calverley taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Calverley 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 Calverley water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Calverley water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Calverley LS28

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The broadband speed you get at your Calverley home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • 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 the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average connection speed for Calverley 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?

Calverley Average Download Speed Calverley Average Upload Speed
73.85 Mbps 19.10 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Calverley. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get 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, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Calverley?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Calverley.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Calverley is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Calverley should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Calverley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Calverley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Calverley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Calverley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Calverley.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Calverley broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Calverley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet service in Calverley. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Calverley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Calverley should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Calverley home is going to be important.

Calverley broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Calverley broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Calverley.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Calverley ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Calverley?

The average broadband speed in Calverley is:

Calverley Average Download Speed Calverley Average Upload Speed
73.85 Mbps 19.10 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Calverley, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Calverley house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. 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. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should take for a broadband service in Calverley.

Frequent 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
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 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 telephone area code for Calverley

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Calverley is 01806. If you call someone in Calverley, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Calverley call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know 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 dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Calverley

Residents in Calverley are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

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

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Calverley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Calverley 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 Calverley

The electricity distribution network operator for Calverley 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 Calverley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, 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 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, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 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.

Towns and Cities Near Calverley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Calverley, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Calverley.

Closest five municipalities to Calverley
Municipality Distance from Calverley
Farsley -
Pudsey -
Rodley 1.66 miles
Swinnow 1.66 miles