A Complete Guide to Utilities in Chickenley
If you've moved and have questions about Chickenley? Our utilities guide to Chickenley will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Chickenley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Chickenley.
About Chickenley, West Yorkshire
Chickenley WF12 has a population of 3,090 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Chickenley?
How to reach your water provider in Chickenley
Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Chickenley water account.
Below, you can find the principal telephone 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|
Moving to Chickenley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Yorkshire Water
You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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
Price of water in Chickenley
Water rates in Chickenley will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Chickenley water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Chickenley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Chickenley
Customers that have a water meter at their Chickenley home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Chickenley home.
Unmetered Customers in Chickenley
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Chickenley home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Chickenley home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Chickenley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Chickenley water rates will 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?
That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Chickenley may save you money.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Chickenley?
The average water bill Chickenley residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 per year.
Expensive Chickenley water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Chickenley water bill?
First of all, you will 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Chickenley bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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 Chickenley?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Chickenley WF12, 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.
Chickenley Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Chickenley have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Chickenley
Is the tap water in Chickenley safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Chickenley. You can rest assured that Chickenley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Chickenley 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 Chickenley water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Chickenley come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Chickenley:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Chickenley
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 Chickenley is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Chickenley is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Chickenley contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.
You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Chickenley.
Chickenley No Water
If there isn't any running water in your Chickenley home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Chickenley.
If there is no water at your Chickenley home, do you only have 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 Chickenley.
If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Chickenley water leak or flooding
Chickenley water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Chickenley 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 Chickenley property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- 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 out the online form.
Why does the water in Chickenley taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Chickenley water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Chickenley water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Chickenley water.
If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.
Internet in Chickenley WF12
The broadband speed you get at your Chickenley home is dependant upon several factors such as:
- Availability of fibre
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Location of the router in your home
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Which provider you have
Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Chickenley with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Chickenley Average Download Speed||Chickenley Average Upload Speed|
|87.65 Mbps||17.13 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Chickenley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Chickenley. 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 homes in the UK.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.
What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Chickenley?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Chickenley.
The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Chickenley is what's available. The majority of homes in Chickenley should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.
Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Chickenley?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Chickenley
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre 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 a standard telephone line.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Chickenley homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Chickenley.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Chickenley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Chickenley broadband cost
Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Chickenley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Chickenley. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Chickenley Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Chickenley must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Chickenley home is something to think about.
Chickenley broadband technical support
Our final tip, the customer support of your Chickenley broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Chickenley.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Chickenley have about broadband internet.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
Is the internet fast in Chickenley?
The average speed of broadband in Chickenley is:
|Chickenley Average Download Speed||Chickenley Average Upload Speed|
|87.65 Mbps||17.13 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
Put simply, this means the kind of broadband 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Chickenley, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Chickenley home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .
What broadband speed do I need?
That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Chickenley.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended 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 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the telephone area code for Chickenley
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Chickenley is 01924. If you call someone in Chickenley, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01924 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01924 Chickenley call cost?
If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Chickenley
Residents of Chickenley are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Chickenley home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Chickenley distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Chickenley right here.
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 Chickenley
The electricity distribution network operator for Chickenley 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Chickenley?
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Power Generation near Chickenley
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Chickenley.
In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.
Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Chickenley
You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Chickenley, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Chickenley.