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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Dalton

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

About Dalton, West Yorkshire

Dalton HD5 has a population of 518 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Dalton?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Dalton

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Dalton water account.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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 get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 Dalton

Water bill in Dalton

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

Metered Customers in Dalton

Customers with a water meter at their Dalton 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Dalton home.

Unmetered Customers in Dalton

Customers without a meter at their Dalton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Dalton home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Dalton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Dalton 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Dalton 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 Dalton?

The average water bill Dalton residents are charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Dalton water bill?

You will first need to 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Dalton 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. After 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 Dalton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Dalton HD5, 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.

Dalton Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Dalton have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Dalton

Is the tap water in Dalton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Dalton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Dalton:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Dalton

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Dalton contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. 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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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Dalton.

Dalton No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Dalton home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Dalton.

If there is no water at your Dalton home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Dalton.

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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Dalton water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Dalton taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Dalton 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 infuse the Dalton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Dalton water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Dalton HD5

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • 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 Dalton with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Dalton Average Download Speed Dalton Average Upload Speed
79.23 Mbps 19.67 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Dalton. 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 it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Dalton?

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 can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Dalton.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Dalton is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Dalton should be able to enjoy 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 should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Dalton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Dalton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Dalton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Dalton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Dalton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Dalton broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Dalton. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially 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 internet connection in Dalton. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Dalton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Dalton also needs consideration, with many of us 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 streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Dalton home is something to think about.

Dalton broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Dalton broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Dalton.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Dalton?

The average speed of broadband in Dalton is:

Dalton Average Download Speed Dalton Average Upload Speed
79.23 Mbps 19.67 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Dalton, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Dalton home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Dalton.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband 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
More than 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Dalton

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Dalton is 01806. If you call someone in Dalton, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Dalton call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone 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 Dalton

Residents in Dalton are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Dalton home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Dalton distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Dalton 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 Dalton

The electricity distribution network operator for Dalton 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 Dalton

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

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%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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, 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Dalton

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Dalton, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Dalton.

Closest five municipalities to Dalton
Municipality Distance from Dalton
Moldgreen -
Kirkheaton -
Almondbury -
Mirfield 1.81 miles
Hopton 1.81 miles