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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Eccup

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

About Eccup, West Yorkshire

Eccup LS16 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Eccup?

Eccup water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Eccup

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Eccup water problems.

In the table below you will find the phone 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

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

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 Eccup

Water bill in Eccup

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

Metered Customers in Eccup

Customers with a water meter at their Eccup 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Eccup home.

Unmetered Customers in Eccup

Customers who don't have a meter at their Eccup home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Eccup home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Eccup will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Eccup water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Eccup may save you money.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Eccup?

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

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How do I pay my Eccup water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Eccup bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Eccup?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Eccup LS16, 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.

Eccup Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Eccup have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Eccup

Is water from the tap in Eccup safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Eccup come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Eccup:

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

How hard is the water in Eccup

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 Eccup is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Eccup is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Eccup higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Eccup.

  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.

Eccup No Water

If you have no water in your Eccup home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Eccup.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Eccup water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Eccup property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your 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 Eccup taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Eccup water this may be due to 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 Eccup water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Eccup 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 in Eccup LS16

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The speed of your internet connection at your Eccup home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Eccup with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Eccup Average Download Speed Eccup Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Eccup. 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 households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one that's available.

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Eccup.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Eccup is the availability. Most homes in Eccup can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get 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 Eccup?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Eccup
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Eccup homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Eccup.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Eccup.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Eccup broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Eccup. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Eccup. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Eccup Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Eccup should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Eccup home will be an important thing to consider.

Eccup broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Eccup broadband connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Eccup.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Eccup?

The average internet speed in Eccup is:

Eccup Average Download Speed Eccup Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 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 will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Eccup, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Eccup property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Eccup.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above and 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Eccup

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Eccup is 01806. When making a call to someone in Eccup, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Eccup call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your 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 Eccup

Residents of Eccup are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Eccup home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Eccup distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Eccup right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Eccup

The electricity distribution network operator for Eccup 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

There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:

  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 Eccup

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

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Eccup

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Eccup, we've found the closest five municipalities to Eccup.