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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Castleford

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

About Castleford, West Yorkshire

Castleford WF10 has a population of 44,209 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Castleford?

Castleford water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Castleford

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Castleford water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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

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

Water rates in Castleford

Water bill in Castleford

Water rates in Castleford will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Castleford water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Castleford water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Castleford

Customers that have a water meter at their Castleford home will pay a fixed annual 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 cover the consumption at your Castleford home.

Unmetered Customers in Castleford

Customers without a meter at their Castleford 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 Castleford home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Castleford is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Castleford water rates will 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Castleford might work out 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 Castleford?

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

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How do I pay my Castleford 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Castleford bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Castleford?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Castleford WF10, 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.

Castleford Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Castleford

Is the tap water in Castleford safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Castleford come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Castleford:

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

How hard is the water in Castleford

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 Castleford is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Castleford is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Castleford 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Castleford No Water

If you have no water in your Castleford home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Castleford.

If there is no water at your Castleford home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Castleford.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check 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.

Castleford water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Castleford property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Castleford taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Castleford 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 Castleford 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 Castleford 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 Castleford WF10

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Castleford with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Castleford Average Download Speed Castleford Average Upload Speed
63.95 Mbps 12.80 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Castleford. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Castleford?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Castleford.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Castleford is what's available. Whilst many homes in Castleford can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Castleford?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Castleford
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Castleford homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Castleford.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Castleford.
    • 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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Castleford broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Castleford. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Castleford. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Castleford Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Castleford should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Castleford home is going to be important.

Castleford broadband customer support

Finally, the technical support for your Castleford broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Castleford.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Castleford have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Castleford?

The average internet speed in Castleford is:

Castleford Average Download Speed Castleford Average Upload Speed
63.95 Mbps 12.80 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 - 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Castleford, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Castleford home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Castleford.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above plus 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Castleford

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Castleford is 01806. If you call someone in Castleford, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Castleford call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Castleford

Residents of Castleford are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Castleford home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Castleford distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Castleford in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Castleford

The electricity distribution network operator for Castleford 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 Castleford

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

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%). 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 are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Castleford

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Castleford, we've found the closest five municipalities to Castleford.

Closest five municipalities to Castleford
Municipality Distance from Castleford
Allerton Bywater 0.01 miles
Airedale 0.01 miles
Cross Gates 3.85 miles