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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Drighlington

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

About Drighlington, West Yorkshire

Drighlington BD11 has a population of 5,528 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Drighlington?

Drighlington water services are provided by Independent Water Networks Ltd. In the table below are the contact numbers for Independent Water Networks Ltd, and Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Drighlington

Speaking to an advisor at Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Drighlington water problems.

Independent Water Networks Ltd telephone numbers

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Independent Water Networks Ltd general enquiries and emergencies.

Independent Water Networks Ltd telephone number Independent Water Networks Ltd Emergency telephone number
0292 002 8711 0292 002 8711
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Yorkshire Water telephone numbers

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

Write to Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water

You can also write to Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water website.

Independent Water Networks Ltd

Customer that want to post a letter to Independent Water Networks Ltd can do so by writing to the Independent Water Networks Ltd address below:

Independent Water Networks Ltd Address
Driscoll 2, Ellen Street
Cardiff
CF10 4BP

If you want to email Independent Water Networks Ltd, you can use the email address below:

Independent Water Networks Ltd Email Address
wateroperations@iwnl.co.uk

Yorkshire Water

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 Drighlington

Water bill in Drighlington

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

Metered Customers in Drighlington

Customers with a water meter at their Drighlington 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 Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Drighlington home.

Unmetered Customers in Drighlington

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Drighlington is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Drighlington 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Drighlington could be 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 Drighlington?

The average water bill Drighlington residents are being charged can differ between suppliers in your area. The table below shows the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Water Bill Annually
Independent Water Networks Ltd - -
Yorkshire Water £15.50 £186
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How do I pay my Drighlington water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water. After you've registered with Independent Water Networks Ltd or 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 Drighlington bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Independent Water Networks Ltd or 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 Drighlington?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Drighlington BD11, your water suppliers are Independent Water Networks Ltd and 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.

Drighlington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Drighlington

Is the tap water in Drighlington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Drighlington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Drighlington:

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

How hard is the water in Drighlington

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 Drighlington is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Drighlington is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Drighlington contains a minimal level 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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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Drighlington.

Drighlington No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Drighlington 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 Drighlington.

If there is no water at your Drighlington home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Drighlington.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Independent Water Networks Ltd or 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 Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Independent Water Networks Ltd or 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Drighlington water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Drighlington taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Drighlington water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Drighlington water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Independent Water Networks Ltd or Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Drighlington BD11

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Drighlington with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Drighlington Average Download Speed Drighlington Average Upload Speed
89.37 Mbps 14.63 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Drighlington. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Drighlington?

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 could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Drighlington.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Drighlington is the availability. The majority of homes in Drighlington 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 will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Drighlington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Drighlington
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of 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 internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Drighlington homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Drighlington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Drighlington.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Drighlington broadband cost

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Drighlington. 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 small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Drighlington. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Drighlington Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Drighlington must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

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 Drighlington home will be an important thing to consider.

Drighlington broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Drighlington internet connection is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Drighlington.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Drighlington?

The average internet speed in Drighlington is:

Drighlington Average Download Speed Drighlington Average Upload Speed
89.37 Mbps 14.63 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of 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 Drighlington, from there it's connected to your home 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 Drighlington home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Drighlington.

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
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Drighlington

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Drighlington is 01806. If you call someone in Drighlington, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Drighlington call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost should be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Drighlington

Residents in Drighlington are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Drighlington distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Drighlington below.

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 Drighlington

The electricity distribution network operator for Drighlington 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 Drighlington

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

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 tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (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, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 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. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Drighlington

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Drighlington, we've found the five closest municipalities to Drighlington.

Closest five municipalities to Drighlington
Municipality Distance from Drighlington
Churwell 2.28 miles
Gildersome 2.28 miles
Stanningley 2.33 miles
Calverley 2.33 miles