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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Clifford

If you just moved and have some questions about Clifford? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Clifford will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Clifford water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Clifford.

About Clifford, West Yorkshire

Clifford LS23 has a population of 1,390 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Clifford?

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

How to reach your water provider in Clifford

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Clifford water account.

In the table below you will find the 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
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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to 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.

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

Cost of water in Clifford

Water bill in Clifford

Water rates in Clifford depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Clifford water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Clifford water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Clifford

Customers that have a water meter at their Clifford 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 Clifford home.

Unmetered Customers in Clifford

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Clifford home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Clifford home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Clifford will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Clifford 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Clifford could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Clifford?

The average water bill Clifford residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Clifford water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Clifford bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Clifford?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Clifford LS23, 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.

Clifford Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Clifford

Is water from the tap in Clifford safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Clifford come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Clifford:

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

How hard is the water in Clifford

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 Clifford is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Clifford is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Clifford contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Clifford No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Clifford 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 Clifford.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. 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, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Clifford water leak or flooding

Clifford water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Clifford 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 Clifford property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Clifford taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Clifford water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Clifford water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Clifford water.

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

Broadband in Clifford LS23

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Clifford 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?

Clifford Average Download Speed Clifford Average Upload Speed
57.10 Mbps 12.50 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Clifford. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Clifford?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Clifford.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Clifford is the availability. Whilst many homes in Clifford should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location 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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Clifford?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Clifford
    • 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 broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Clifford homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Clifford.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Clifford.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Clifford broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Clifford. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Clifford. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Clifford Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Clifford should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Clifford home is something to think about.

Clifford broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Clifford internet connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Clifford.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Clifford?

The average internet speed in Clifford is:

Clifford Average Download Speed Clifford Average Upload Speed
57.10 Mbps 12.50 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Clifford, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Clifford property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Clifford.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Clifford

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Clifford is 01937. If you're calling somebody in Clifford, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01937 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01937 Clifford call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Clifford

Residents of Clifford can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Clifford home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Clifford distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Clifford below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Clifford

The electricity distribution network operator for Clifford 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 Clifford

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

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 types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 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, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Clifford

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Clifford, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Clifford.

Closest five municipalities to Clifford
Municipality Distance from Clifford
Bramham -
Thorp Arch -
Wetherby 2.96 miles