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A Complete Guide to Utilities in East Bierley

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

About East Bierley, West Yorkshire

East Bierley BD4 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in East Bierley?

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

How to reach your water provider in East Bierley

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your East Bierley water account.

In the table below we have listed the main 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 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

Price of water in East Bierley

Water bill in East Bierley

Water rates in East Bierley are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your East Bierley water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered East Bierley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in East Bierley

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

Unmetered Customers in East Bierley

Customers who don't have a meter at their East Bierley home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your East Bierley home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in East Bierley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your East Bierley water prices were 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your East Bierley 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 East Bierley?

The average water bill East Bierley residents are billed is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my East Bierley water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your East Bierley bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up 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 East Bierley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in East Bierley BD4, 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.

East Bierley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in East Bierley

Is the tap water in East Bierley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in East Bierley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply East Bierley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in East Bierley

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 East Bierley is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in East Bierley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in East Bierley 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in East Bierley.

East Bierley No Water

If you have no water in your East Bierley 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 East Bierley.

If there is no water at your East Bierley home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting East Bierley.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

East Bierley water leak or flooding

East Bierley water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your East Bierley home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, 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 East Bierley taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your East Bierley 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 affect it by infusing your East Bierley water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to East Bierley water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in East Bierley BD4

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The broadband speed you get at your East Bierley home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for East Bierley with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

East Bierley Average Download Speed East Bierley Average Upload Speed
89.36 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in East Bierley. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in East Bierley?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, 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 to think about when searching for a broadband provider in East Bierley.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in East Bierley is the issue of availability. Most homes in East Bierley can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in East Bierley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in East Bierley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of East Bierley 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 East Bierley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in East Bierley.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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East Bierley broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in East Bierley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in East Bierley. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

East Bierley Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in East Bierley must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your East Bierley home is something to think about.

East Bierley broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your East Bierley internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in East Bierley.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in East Bierley ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in East Bierley?

The average speed of broadband in East Bierley is:

East Bierley Average Download Speed East Bierley Average Upload Speed
89.36 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in East Bierley, from which it is connected to your property 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 East Bierley property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take for a broadband service in East Bierley.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 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 East Bierley

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for East Bierley is 01806. If you're calling somebody in East Bierley, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 East Bierley call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should 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 inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in East Bierley

People living in East Bierley are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your East Bierley home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the East Bierley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for East Bierley 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 East Bierley

The electricity distribution network operator for East Bierley 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 East Bierley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near East Bierley

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby East Bierley, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to East Bierley.