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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Cullingworth

If you've moved and have questions about Cullingworth? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Cullingworth will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Cullingworth water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Cullingworth.

About Cullingworth, West Yorkshire

Cullingworth BD13 has a population of 2,596 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Cullingworth?

Cullingworth water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Cullingworth

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Cullingworth water problems.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to 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
Bradford
BD6 2SZ

Cost of water in Cullingworth

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Water rates in Cullingworth will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Cullingworth water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Cullingworth water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Cullingworth

Customers with a water meter at their Cullingworth house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Cullingworth home.

Unmetered Customers in Cullingworth

Customers who don't have a meter at their Cullingworth 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 Cullingworth home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Cullingworth is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Cullingworth water prices were 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Cullingworth might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Cullingworth?

The average water bill Cullingworth residents are being charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Cullingworth water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Cullingworth 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 Cullingworth?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cullingworth BD13, 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.

Cullingworth Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cullingworth

Is water from the tap in Cullingworth safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Cullingworth come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Cullingworth:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Cullingworth

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 Cullingworth is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Cullingworth is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Cullingworth 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Cullingworth.

Cullingworth No Water

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

If there is no water at your Cullingworth 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 Cullingworth.

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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.

Cullingworth water leak or flooding

Cullingworth water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Cullingworth home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Cullingworth property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Cullingworth taste strange?

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

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

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

Broadband Speed in Cullingworth BD13

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Cullingworth home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Cullingworth with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Cullingworth Average Download Speed Cullingworth Average Upload Speed
94.76 Mbps 15.54 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Cullingworth. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Cullingworth?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Cullingworth.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Cullingworth is what's available. The majority of homes in Cullingworth should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Cullingworth?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Cullingworth
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Cullingworth homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Cullingworth.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Cullingworth.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Cullingworth broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Cullingworth. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Cullingworth. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Cullingworth Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Cullingworth must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Cullingworth home will be an important thing to consider.

Cullingworth broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Cullingworth internet 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 then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Cullingworth.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Cullingworth?

The average broadband speed in Cullingworth is:

Cullingworth Average Download Speed Cullingworth Average Upload Speed
94.76 Mbps 15.54 Mbps

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

To put it 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Cullingworth, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Cullingworth house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Cullingworth.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Cullingworth

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Cullingworth is 01806. When making a call to someone in Cullingworth, 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 Cullingworth call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, 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, please check with your provider before calling 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.

Gas and Electricity in Cullingworth

Residents in Cullingworth are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Cullingworth home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Cullingworth distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Cullingworth 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 responsible for Cullingworth

The electricity distribution network operator for Cullingworth 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 Cullingworth

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

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%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other types 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, and in the coming years this is expected 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

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Cullingworth

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Cullingworth, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Cullingworth.

Closest five municipalities to Cullingworth
Municipality Distance from Cullingworth
Thornton -
Denholme -
Clayton 1.27 miles
Lower Grange 2.78 miles
Manningham 2.78 miles