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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Denholme

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

About Denholme, West Yorkshire

Denholme BD13 has a population of 2,715 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Denholme?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Denholme

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

Below, you can find the principal contact 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 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.

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

Price of water in Denholme

Water bill in Denholme

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

Metered Customers in Denholme

Customers that have a water meter at their Denholme 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Denholme home.

Unmetered Customers in Denholme

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Denholme home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Denholme home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Denholme is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Denholme water rates will have been 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Denholme may save you money.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Denholme?

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

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How do I pay my Denholme water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Denholme bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Denholme?

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

Denholme Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Denholme

Is water from the tap in Denholme safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Denholme come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Denholme:

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

How hard is the water in Denholme

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 Denholme is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Denholme is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Denholme 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 shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Denholme.

Denholme No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Denholme home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Denholme.

If there is no water at your Denholme home, is the problem 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 Denholme.

If you don't have any 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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Denholme water leak or flooding

Denholme water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Denholme 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 Denholme property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Denholme taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Denholme 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 impermeate the Denholme 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 Denholme water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Denholme BD13

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The speed of your internet connection at your Denholme home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Denholme with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Denholme Average Download Speed Denholme Average Upload Speed
94.76 Mbps 15.54 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Denholme. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Denholme?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Denholme.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Denholme is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Denholme should have access to fibre or 'superfast' 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 should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Denholme?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Denholme
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Denholme homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Denholme.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Denholme.
    • 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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Denholme broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Denholme. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Denholme. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Denholme Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Denholme should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

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 Denholme home is going to be important.

Denholme broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Denholme broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Denholme.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Denholme have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Denholme?

The average speed of broadband in Denholme is:

Denholme Average Download Speed Denholme Average Upload Speed
94.76 Mbps 15.54 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Denholme, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Denholme house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend 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 when signing up for broadband in Denholme.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above and 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Denholme

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Denholme is 01806. When making a call to someone in Denholme, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Denholme call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to 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 don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone 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.

Electricity and Gas in Denholme

Residents of Denholme are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Denholme home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Denholme distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Denholme right here.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Denholme

The electricity distribution network operator for Denholme 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 Denholme

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

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 small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Denholme

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Denholme, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Denholme.

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