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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Crosland Moor

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

About Crosland Moor, West Yorkshire

Crosland Moor HD4 has a population of 18,723 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Crosland Moor?

Crosland Moor water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Crosland Moor

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Crosland Moor water issues.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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

Water rates in Crosland Moor

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Water rates in Crosland Moor will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Crosland Moor water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Crosland Moor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Crosland Moor

Customers that have a water meter at their Crosland Moor 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 are for the consumption at your Crosland Moor home.

Unmetered Customers in Crosland Moor

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Crosland Moor 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 Crosland Moor home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Crosland Moor is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Crosland Moor water prices were 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Crosland Moor may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Crosland Moor?

The average water bill Crosland Moor residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Crosland Moor water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Crosland Moor bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Crosland Moor?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Crosland Moor HD4, 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.

Crosland Moor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Crosland Moor

Is water from the tap in Crosland Moor safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Crosland Moor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Crosland Moor:

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

Is the water hard in Crosland Moor

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 Crosland Moor is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Crosland Moor is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Crosland Moor contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Crosland Moor.

Crosland Moor No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Crosland Moor home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Crosland Moor.

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

If your home has 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 why you have 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.

Crosland Moor water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Crosland Moor property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Crosland Moor taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Crosland Moor 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 Crosland Moor water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Crosland Moor water.

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

Broadband Speed in Crosland Moor HD4

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Crosland Moor home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Crosland Moor with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Crosland Moor Average Download Speed Crosland Moor Average Upload Speed
91.03 Mbps 21.67 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Crosland Moor. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Crosland Moor?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Crosland Moor.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Crosland Moor is what's available. The majority of homes in Crosland Moor can take advantage of superfast' or fibre 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Crosland Moor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Crosland Moor
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Crosland Moor homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Crosland Moor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Crosland Moor.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Crosland Moor broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Crosland Moor. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Crosland Moor. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Crosland Moor Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Crosland Moor should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Crosland Moor home is going to be important.

Crosland Moor broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Crosland Moor broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Crosland Moor.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Crosland Moor have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Crosland Moor?

The average broadband speed in Crosland Moor is:

Crosland Moor Average Download Speed Crosland Moor Average Upload Speed
91.03 Mbps 21.67 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 is fibre broadband that is 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 Crosland Moor, from which it is connected to your property 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 Crosland Moor house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Crosland Moor.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected 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 dialling code of Crosland Moor

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Crosland Moor is 01806. If you call someone in Crosland Moor, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Crosland Moor call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Crosland Moor

Residents of Crosland Moor are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, 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.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the Crosland Moor distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Crosland Moor right here.

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 Crosland Moor

The electricity distribution network operator for Crosland Moor 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 Crosland Moor

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, 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 the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 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, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include 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 Crosland Moor

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Crosland Moor, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Crosland Moor.

Closest five municipalities to Crosland Moor
Municipality Distance from Crosland Moor
Lowerhouses 0.01 miles
Newsome 0.01 miles
Farnley Tyas 0.01 miles
Berry Brow 0.01 miles