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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Eastmoor

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

About Eastmoor, West Yorkshire

Eastmoor WF1 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Eastmoor?

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

How to reach your water provider in Eastmoor

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Eastmoor water problems.

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
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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 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

Price of water in Eastmoor

Water bill in Eastmoor

Water rates in Eastmoor will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Eastmoor water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Eastmoor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Eastmoor

Customers that have a water meter at their Eastmoor house will pay an annual fixed 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Eastmoor home.

Unmetered Customers in Eastmoor

Customers without a meter at their Eastmoor home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Eastmoor home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Eastmoor is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Eastmoor 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Eastmoor 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 Eastmoor?

The average water bill Eastmoor residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Eastmoor water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Eastmoor 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 Eastmoor?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Eastmoor WF1, 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.

Eastmoor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Eastmoor

Is water from the tap in Eastmoor safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Eastmoor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Eastmoor:

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

How hard is the water in Eastmoor

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 Eastmoor is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Eastmoor is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Eastmoor contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. 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 Eastmoor.

Eastmoor No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Eastmoor 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 Eastmoor.

If there is no water at your Eastmoor home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Eastmoor.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Eastmoor water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Eastmoor property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring 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 Eastmoor taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Eastmoor 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 Eastmoor water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Eastmoor water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Eastmoor WF1

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The speed of your internet connection at your Eastmoor home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

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

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

Eastmoor Average Download Speed Eastmoor Average Upload Speed
72.50 Mbps 14.50 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Eastmoor. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Eastmoor.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Eastmoor is what's available. Whilst many homes in Eastmoor should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Eastmoor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Eastmoor
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed 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 Eastmoor homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Eastmoor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Eastmoor.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Eastmoor broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Eastmoor. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Eastmoor. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Eastmoor Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Eastmoor must 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 do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Eastmoor home will be an important thing to consider.

Eastmoor broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Eastmoor broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Eastmoor.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Eastmoor have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Eastmoor?

The average broadband speed in Eastmoor is:

Eastmoor Average Download Speed Eastmoor Average Upload Speed
72.50 Mbps 14.50 Mbps

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

In simple terms, 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 will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Eastmoor, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Eastmoor house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Eastmoor.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Eastmoor

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Eastmoor is 01924. If you call someone in Eastmoor, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01924 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01924 Eastmoor call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost should 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 are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Eastmoor

Residents in Eastmoor are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Eastmoor home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Eastmoor distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Eastmoor right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Eastmoor

The electricity distribution network operator for Eastmoor 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 Eastmoor

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce 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 sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Eastmoor

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Eastmoor, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Eastmoor.

Closest five municipalities to Eastmoor
Municipality Distance from Eastmoor
Outwood 0.01 miles
Kirkthorpe 0.01 miles
Alverthorpe 0.01 miles
Tingley 1.06 miles