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A Complete Guide to Utilities in East End Park

Are you moving and want to know more about East End Park? Our complete guide to utilities in East End Park is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and East End Park water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in East End Park.

About East End Park, West Yorkshire

East End Park LS9 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in East End Park?

East End Park water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in East End Park

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your East End Park water issues.

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

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to write 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 East End Park

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Water rates in East End Park depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your East End Park water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered East End Park water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in East End Park

Customers who have a water meter installed at their East End Park 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 East End Park home.

Unmetered Customers in East End Park

Customers without a meter at their East End Park home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your East End Park home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in East End Park will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your East End Park 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your East End Park might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in East End Park?

The average water bill East End Park residents are being charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.

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How do I pay my East End Park water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your East End Park 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 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 East End Park?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in East End Park LS9, 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 End Park Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in East End Park

Is water from the tap in East End Park safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in East End Park come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply East End Park:

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

What's the water hardness rating in East End Park

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 rating in East End Park is below 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in East End Park is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in East End Park over. medium water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in East End Park.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

East End Park No Water

If you don't have any running water in your East End Park home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting East End Park.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. 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. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

East End Park water leak or flooding

East End Park water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your East End Park home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your East End Park 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 have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in East End Park taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your East End Park water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your East End Park water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to East End Park water.

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

Broadband in East End Park LS9

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for East End Park with our fast and simple speed test.

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

East End Park Average Download Speed East End Park Average Upload Speed
84.13 Mbps 15.60 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in East End Park. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in East End Park?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in East End Park.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in East End Park is the availability. Most homes in East End Park should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes 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 as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in East End Park?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in East End Park
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of East End Park homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of East End Park.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in East End Park.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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East End Park broadband cost

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in East End Park. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in East End Park. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

East End Park Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in East End Park also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your East End Park home is going to be important.

East End Park broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your East End Park broadband internet is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in East End Park.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in East End Park have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in East End Park?

The average speed of broadband in East End Park is:

East End Park Average Download Speed East End Park Average Upload Speed
84.13 Mbps 15.60 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in East End Park, from there it's connected to your home 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 East End Park home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in East End Park.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for East End Park

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for East End Park is 01806. If you call someone in East End Park, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 East End Park call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

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

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in East End Park

Residents of East End Park are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the East End Park distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for East End Park in this section.

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 East End Park

The electricity distribution network operator for East End Park 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 End Park

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations 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, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By East End Park

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to East End Park, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to East End Park.