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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Cross Green

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

About Cross Green, West Yorkshire

Cross Green LS9 has a population of 1,782 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Cross Green?

Cross Green water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Cross Green

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Cross Green water issues.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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 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

Price of water in Cross Green

Water bill in Cross Green

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

Metered Customers in Cross Green

Customers with a water meter at their Cross Green property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 are for the consumption at your Cross Green home.

Unmetered Customers in Cross Green

Customers without a meter at their Cross Green 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 Cross Green home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Cross Green is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Cross Green water rates would 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Cross Green could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Cross Green?

The average water bill Cross Green residents are charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Cross Green 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 Cross Green bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've 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 Cross Green?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cross Green LS9, 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.

Cross Green Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cross Green

Is the tap water in Cross Green safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Cross Green. You can rest assured that Cross Green water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Cross Green water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Cross Green water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Cross Green come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Cross Green:

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

Is the water hard in Cross Green

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 Cross Green is below 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Cross Green is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Cross Green higher than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Cross Green.

  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.

Cross Green No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Cross Green home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Cross Green.

If there is no water at your Cross Green home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Cross Green.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have 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.

Cross Green water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Cross Green taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Cross Green water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Cross Green water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Cross Green 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.

Internet in Cross Green LS9

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Cross Green with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Cross Green Average Download Speed Cross Green Average Upload Speed
84.13 Mbps 15.60 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Cross Green. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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 currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Cross Green?

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 might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Cross Green.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Cross Green is the availability. Whilst many homes in Cross Green should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Cross Green?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Cross Green
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Cross Green homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Cross Green.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Cross Green.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Cross Green broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Cross Green. 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 terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Cross Green. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Cross Green Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Cross Green also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do 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 that without a reliable internet connection for your Cross Green home is going to be important.

Cross Green broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Cross Green broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Cross Green.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Cross Green ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Cross Green?

The average broadband speed in Cross Green is:

Cross Green Average Download Speed Cross Green Average Upload Speed
84.13 Mbps 15.60 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of 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 Cross Green, it's then connected to your house 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 Cross Green house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Cross Green.

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
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Cross Green

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Cross Green is 01806. If you call someone in Cross Green, 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 Cross Green call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your 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 in Cross Green

People living in Cross Green can choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Cross Green home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Cross Green distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Cross Green below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Cross Green

The electricity distribution network operator for Cross Green 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 Cross Green

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

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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types 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, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Cross Green

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Cross Green, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Cross Green.