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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Elland

If you've moved and have questions about Elland? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Elland will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Elland water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Elland.

About Elland, West Yorkshire

Elland HX5 has a population of 15,625 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Elland?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Elland

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Elland water account.

In the table below we have listed the main 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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 Elland

Water bill in Elland

Water rates in Elland depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Elland water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Elland water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Elland

Customers with a water meter at their Elland home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Elland home.

Unmetered Customers in Elland

Customers without a meter at their Elland 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 Elland home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Elland will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Elland 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Elland could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Elland?

The average water bill Elland residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Elland water bill?

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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Elland bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Elland?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Elland HX5, 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.

Elland Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Elland

Is tap water in Elland safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Elland come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Elland:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Elland

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 Elland is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Elland is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Elland contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Elland.

Elland No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Elland home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Elland.

If there is no water at your Elland home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Elland.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on 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.

Elland water leak or flooding

Elland water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Elland 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 Elland property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Elland taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Elland 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 impermeate the Elland water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Elland water.

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

Broadband Speed in Elland HX5

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The broadband speed you get at your Elland home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Elland with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Elland Average Download Speed Elland Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Elland. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Elland?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Elland.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst picking a broadband provider in Elland is the availability. The majority of homes in Elland should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently 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 Elland?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Elland
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Elland homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Elland.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Elland.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Elland broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Elland. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Elland. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Elland Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Elland must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Elland home is something to think about.

Elland broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Elland broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Elland.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Elland?

The average broadband speed in Elland is:

Elland Average Download Speed Elland Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Elland, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Elland property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick for a broadband service in Elland.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, 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 Elland

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Elland is 01806. If you call someone in Elland, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Elland call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost will probably be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

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

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

Gas and Electricity in Elland

Residents of Elland can 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 they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Elland home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Elland distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Elland below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Elland

The electricity distribution network operator for Elland 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 Elland

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other types 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Elland

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Elland, we've found the five closest municipalities to Elland.

Closest five municipalities to Elland
Municipality Distance from Elland
Southowram 1.11 miles
Skircoat Green 1.11 miles
Shelf 1.11 miles
Ovenden 1.11 miles
Northowram 1.11 miles