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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Eldwick

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

About Eldwick, West Yorkshire

Eldwick BD16 has a population of 2,860 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Eldwick?

Eldwick water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Eldwick

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Eldwick water problems.

In the table below you will find the 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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Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through 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

Cost of water in Eldwick

Water bill in Eldwick

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

Metered Customers in Eldwick

Customers that have a water meter at their Eldwick 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 cover the consumption at your Eldwick home.

Unmetered Customers in Eldwick

Customers without a meter at their Eldwick home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Eldwick home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Eldwick is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Eldwick 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Eldwick may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Eldwick?

The average water bill Eldwick residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Eldwick water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Eldwick bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Eldwick?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Eldwick BD16, 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.

Eldwick Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Eldwick

Is tap water in Eldwick safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Eldwick come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Eldwick:

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

How hard is the water in Eldwick

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 Eldwick is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Eldwick is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Eldwick contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Eldwick.

Eldwick No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Eldwick home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Eldwick.

If there is no water at your Eldwick 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 Eldwick.

If you don't have any 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 the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Eldwick water leak or flooding

Eldwick water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Eldwick home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Eldwick 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 can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Eldwick taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Eldwick water this could be down 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 affect it by infusing your Eldwick water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Eldwick water.

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

Broadband in Eldwick BD16

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average internet speed in Eldwick with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Eldwick Average Download Speed Eldwick Average Upload Speed
87.10 Mbps 17.20 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Eldwick. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Eldwick?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Eldwick.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Eldwick is the availability. Most homes in Eldwick can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' 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 will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Eldwick?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Eldwick
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's 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 provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Eldwick homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Eldwick.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Eldwick.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Eldwick broadband price

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Eldwick. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Eldwick. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Eldwick Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Eldwick must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Eldwick home will be an important thing to consider.

Eldwick broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Eldwick broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Eldwick.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Eldwick have about broadband internet.

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What's the average broadband speed in Eldwick?

The average internet speed in Eldwick is:

Eldwick Average Download Speed Eldwick Average Upload Speed
87.10 Mbps 17.20 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Eldwick, from which it is connected to your property 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 Eldwick home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Eldwick.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data 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 Eldwick

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Eldwick is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Eldwick, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Eldwick call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Eldwick

Residents in Eldwick are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the Eldwick distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Eldwick right here.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Eldwick

The electricity distribution network operator for Eldwick 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Eldwick

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (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, and in the coming years this is expected 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned 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 sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Eldwick

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Eldwick, we've found the five closest municipalities to Eldwick.

Closest five municipalities to Eldwick
Municipality Distance from Eldwick
Bingley 0.01 miles
Cottingley 0.01 miles
Wilsden 1.85 miles
Norr 1.85 miles