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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Frizinghall

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

About Frizinghall, West Yorkshire

Frizinghall BD9 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Frizinghall?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Frizinghall

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

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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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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 send your request via 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

Cost of water in Frizinghall

Water bill in Frizinghall

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

Metered Customers in Frizinghall

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Frizinghall house will pay an annual fixed 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 Frizinghall home.

Unmetered Customers in Frizinghall

Customers without a meter at their Frizinghall 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 Frizinghall home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Frizinghall is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Frizinghall 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 Frizinghall 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 Frizinghall?

The average water bill Frizinghall residents are being charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Frizinghall water bill?

First of all, you will 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Frizinghall 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. When you 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 Frizinghall?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Frizinghall BD9, 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.

Frizinghall Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Frizinghall

Is tap water in Frizinghall safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Frizinghall come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Frizinghall:

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

How hard is the water in Frizinghall

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 Frizinghall is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Frizinghall is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Frizinghall contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Frizinghall.

Frizinghall No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Frizinghall 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 Frizinghall.

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

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

  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.

Frizinghall water leak or flooding

Frizinghall water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Frizinghall 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 Frizinghall 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 in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Frizinghall taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Frizinghall water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Frizinghall water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Frizinghall water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Frizinghall BD9

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average internet speed in Frizinghall with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Frizinghall Average Download Speed Frizinghall Average Upload Speed
93.40 Mbps 16.20 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Frizinghall. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes 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 to look for when choosing an internet provider in Frizinghall?

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. Don't worry, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Frizinghall.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Frizinghall is the availability. Most homes in Frizinghall should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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 Frizinghall?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Frizinghall
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called '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.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Frizinghall homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Frizinghall.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Frizinghall.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Frizinghall broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Frizinghall. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Frizinghall. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Frizinghall Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Frizinghall must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your 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 Frizinghall home is something to think about.

Frizinghall broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Frizinghall broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, 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 selecting an internet provider in Frizinghall.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Frizinghall have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Frizinghall?

The average broadband speed in Frizinghall is:

Frizinghall Average Download Speed Frizinghall Average Upload Speed
93.40 Mbps 16.20 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 is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Frizinghall, 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 Frizinghall home. 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?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Frizinghall.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less 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
5 devices or more 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so 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 Frizinghall

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Frizinghall is 01806. If you call someone in Frizinghall, 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 Frizinghall call cost?

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

If you are unsure 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? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Frizinghall

Residents in Frizinghall 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.

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

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

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Frizinghall

The electricity distribution network operator for Frizinghall 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 Frizinghall

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, 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 Frizinghall

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Frizinghall, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Frizinghall.

Closest five municipalities to Frizinghall
Municipality Distance from Frizinghall
Lower Grange 1.13 miles
Manningham 1.13 miles
Girlington 1.13 miles
Fagley 1.36 miles