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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Dewsbury Moor

Are you moving and want to know more about Dewsbury Moor? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Dewsbury Moor will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Dewsbury Moor water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Dewsbury Moor.

About Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire

Dewsbury Moor WF13 has a population of 5,650 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Dewsbury Moor?

Dewsbury Moor water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Dewsbury Moor

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Dewsbury Moor water account.

In the table below we have listed the main contact 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 submit your request on 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

Cost of water in Dewsbury Moor

Water bill in Dewsbury Moor

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

Metered Customers in Dewsbury Moor

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Dewsbury Moor property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 Dewsbury Moor home.

Unmetered Customers in Dewsbury Moor

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Dewsbury Moor is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Dewsbury Moor water rates would 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Dewsbury Moor might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Dewsbury Moor?

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

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How do I pay my Dewsbury Moor 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Dewsbury Moor bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Dewsbury Moor?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Dewsbury Moor WF13, 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.

Dewsbury Moor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Dewsbury Moor

Is tap water in Dewsbury Moor safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Dewsbury Moor come from?

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

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

What's the water hardness rating in Dewsbury 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 rating for water hardness in Dewsbury Moor is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Dewsbury Moor is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Dewsbury Moor contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. 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 Dewsbury Moor.

Dewsbury Moor No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Dewsbury Moor home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Dewsbury Moor.

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

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

  1. Check 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 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.

Dewsbury Moor water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Dewsbury Moor property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Dewsbury Moor taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Dewsbury Moor 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 Dewsbury Moor water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Dewsbury Moor water.

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

Internet in Dewsbury Moor WF13

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The broadband speed you get at your Dewsbury Moor home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Dewsbury Moor with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Dewsbury Moor Average Download Speed Dewsbury Moor Average Upload Speed
85.30 Mbps 16.65 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Dewsbury Moor. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Dewsbury Moor?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Dewsbury Moor.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Dewsbury Moor is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Dewsbury Moor can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Dewsbury Moor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Dewsbury Moor
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Dewsbury Moor homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Dewsbury Moor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Dewsbury Moor.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Dewsbury Moor broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Dewsbury Moor. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Dewsbury Moor. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Dewsbury Moor Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Dewsbury Moor should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Dewsbury Moor home is something to think about.

Dewsbury Moor broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Dewsbury Moor internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Dewsbury Moor.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Dewsbury Moor have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Dewsbury Moor?

The average broadband speed in Dewsbury Moor is:

Dewsbury Moor Average Download Speed Dewsbury Moor Average Upload Speed
85.30 Mbps 16.65 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, 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 boxes on your street in Dewsbury Moor, it's then connected to your house 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 Dewsbury Moor home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of houses 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 what sort of download speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Dewsbury Moor.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Dewsbury Moor

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Dewsbury Moor is 01806. If you call someone in Dewsbury Moor, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Dewsbury Moor call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Dewsbury Moor

People living in Dewsbury Moor are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, 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 and operates the infrastructure that connect your Dewsbury Moor home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Dewsbury Moor distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Dewsbury Moor in this section.

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 Dewsbury Moor

The electricity distribution network operator for Dewsbury 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 Dewsbury Moor

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other kinds 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Dewsbury Moor

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Dewsbury Moor, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Dewsbury Moor.

Closest five municipalities to Dewsbury Moor
Municipality Distance from Dewsbury Moor
Batley 1.56 miles
Heckmondwike 1.88 miles