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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Chapel Allerton

If you've moved and have questions about Chapel Allerton? Our complete guide to utilities in Chapel Allerton is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Chapel Allerton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Chapel Allerton.

About Chapel Allerton, West Yorkshire

Chapel Allerton LS7 has a population of 23,536 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Chapel Allerton?

Chapel Allerton water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Chapel Allerton

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Chapel Allerton water issues.

In the table below you will find the contact 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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You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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 Chapel Allerton

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Water rates in Chapel Allerton will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Chapel Allerton water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Chapel Allerton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Chapel Allerton

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Chapel Allerton 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Chapel Allerton home.

Unmetered Customers in Chapel Allerton

Customers without a meter at their Chapel Allerton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Chapel Allerton home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Chapel Allerton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Chapel Allerton water rates would 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Chapel Allerton might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Chapel Allerton?

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

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How do I pay my Chapel Allerton 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Chapel Allerton bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer 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 Chapel Allerton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Chapel Allerton LS7, 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.

Chapel Allerton Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Chapel Allerton have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Chapel Allerton

Is the tap water in Chapel Allerton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Chapel Allerton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Chapel Allerton:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Chapel Allerton

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 in Chapel Allerton is fewer than 200ppm, this means the water in Chapel Allerton is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Chapel Allerton higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Chapel Allerton.

  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.

Chapel Allerton No Water

If you have no water in your Chapel Allerton 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 Chapel Allerton.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Chapel Allerton water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. 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 Chapel Allerton taste strange?

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

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Chapel Allerton LS7

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Chapel Allerton 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?

Chapel Allerton Average Download Speed Chapel Allerton Average Upload Speed
90.45 Mbps 15.90 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Chapel Allerton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one that's available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Chapel Allerton?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Chapel Allerton.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Chapel Allerton is what's available. Whilst many homes in Chapel Allerton should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Chapel Allerton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Chapel Allerton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Chapel Allerton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Chapel Allerton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Chapel Allerton.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Chapel Allerton broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Chapel Allerton. 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. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Chapel Allerton. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Chapel Allerton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Chapel Allerton should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Chapel Allerton home is going to be important.

Chapel Allerton broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Chapel Allerton broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Chapel Allerton.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Chapel Allerton have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Chapel Allerton?

The average speed of broadband in Chapel Allerton is:

Chapel Allerton Average Download Speed Chapel Allerton Average Upload Speed
90.45 Mbps 15.90 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds 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 Chapel Allerton, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Chapel Allerton house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Chapel Allerton.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses 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 are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Chapel Allerton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Chapel Allerton is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Chapel Allerton, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Chapel Allerton call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? 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 Supply in Chapel Allerton

Residents in Chapel Allerton are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained 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 Chapel Allerton home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Chapel Allerton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Chapel Allerton 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 for Chapel Allerton

The electricity distribution network operator for Chapel Allerton 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 Chapel Allerton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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 begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is 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 Chapel Allerton

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