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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Fearnville

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

About Fearnville, West Yorkshire

Fearnville LS8 has a population of 3,654 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Fearnville?

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

How to reach your water provider in Fearnville

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Fearnville water problems.

Below, you can find the principal telephone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. 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 Fearnville

Water bill in Fearnville

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

Metered Customers in Fearnville

Customers that have a water meter at their Fearnville property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Fearnville home.

Unmetered Customers in Fearnville

Customers who don't have a meter at their Fearnville 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 Fearnville home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Fearnville is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Fearnville water rates would 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, getting a water meter for your Fearnville could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Fearnville?

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

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How do I pay my Fearnville water bill?

You will first need to 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Fearnville bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Fearnville?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Fearnville LS8, 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.

Fearnville Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Fearnville

Is water from the tap in Fearnville safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Fearnville come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Fearnville:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Fearnville

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 Fearnville is below 200ppm, this means the water in Fearnville is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Fearnville over. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Fearnville.

  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.

Fearnville No Water

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

If there is no water at your Fearnville home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Fearnville.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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.

Fearnville water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Fearnville 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 can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Fearnville taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Fearnville 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 affect it by infusing your Fearnville 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 Fearnville water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Fearnville LS8

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Fearnville 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?

Fearnville Average Download Speed Fearnville Average Upload Speed
92.47 Mbps 16.40 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Fearnville. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Fearnville?

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 could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Fearnville.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Fearnville is the availability. Whilst many homes in Fearnville should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Fearnville?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Fearnville
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Fearnville homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Fearnville.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Fearnville.
    • 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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Fearnville broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Fearnville. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Fearnville. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Fearnville Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Fearnville must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

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

Fearnville broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Fearnville broadband connection is really 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 provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Fearnville.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Fearnville?

The average speed of broadband in Fearnville is:

Fearnville Average Download Speed Fearnville Average Upload Speed
92.47 Mbps 16.40 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 - 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Fearnville, it's then connected to your house 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 Fearnville property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should take for a broadband service in Fearnville.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 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 Fearnville

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Fearnville is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Fearnville, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Fearnville call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different 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.

Electricity and Gas in Fearnville

People living in Fearnville are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, 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 it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Fearnville home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Fearnville distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Fearnville below.

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 Fearnville

The electricity distribution network operator for Fearnville 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 Fearnville

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

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 tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Fearnville

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Fearnville, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Fearnville.

Closest five municipalities to Fearnville
Municipality Distance from Fearnville
Gledhow -
Harehills -
Roundhay -
Swarcliffe 2.08 miles