Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Gawthorpe
Are you moving and want to know more about Gawthorpe? Our complete guide to utilities in Gawthorpe will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Gawthorpe water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Gawthorpe.
About Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire
Gawthorpe WF5 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Gawthorpe?
Getting in touch with your water supplier for Gawthorpe
Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Gawthorpe water account.
In the table below you will find the contact 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|
Moving to Gawthorpe?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Yorkshire Water
You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. 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
Cost of water in Gawthorpe
Water rates in Gawthorpe are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Gawthorpe water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Gawthorpe water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Gawthorpe
Customers that have a water meter at their Gawthorpe property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 Gawthorpe home.
Unmetered Customers in Gawthorpe
Customers who don't have a meter at their Gawthorpe home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Gawthorpe home.
As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Gawthorpe is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Gawthorpe water prices were 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 you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Gawthorpe may save you money.
Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.
How much is the average water bill in Gawthorpe?
The average water bill Gawthorpe residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.
Expensive Gawthorpe water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Gawthorpe water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details with Yorkshire Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options 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 Gawthorpe 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 often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.
Can I switch the water supplier in Gawthorpe?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Gawthorpe WF5, 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.
Gawthorpe Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Gawthorpe have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Gawthorpe
Is tap water in Gawthorpe safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Gawthorpe. You can rest assured that Gawthorpe water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Gawthorpe 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 Gawthorpe water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Gawthorpe come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Gawthorpe:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Gawthorpe
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 rating in Gawthorpe is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Gawthorpe is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Gawthorpe contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Gawthorpe.
Gawthorpe No Water
If you don't have any running water in your Gawthorpe home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Gawthorpe.
If there is no water at your Gawthorpe home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Gawthorpe.
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:
- Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
- Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Gawthorpe water leak or flooding
Gawthorpe water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Gawthorpe 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 Gawthorpe property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.
Why does the water in Gawthorpe taste strange?
If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Gawthorpe water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can impermeate the Gawthorpe water with an earthy taste or smell.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Gawthorpe 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.
Internet in Gawthorpe WF5
The speed of your internet connection at your Gawthorpe home depends on several factors such as:
- Fibre availability
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Placement of your router
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Gawthorpe with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Gawthorpe Average Download Speed||Gawthorpe Average Upload Speed|
|94.13 Mbps||19.30 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Gawthorpe?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Gawthorpe. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get 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, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection that's available.
What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Gawthorpe?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Gawthorpe.
The first thing to consider whilst searching for a broadband provider in Gawthorpe is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Gawthorpe should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.
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
How can I connect to the internet in Gawthorpe?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Gawthorpe
- We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of Gawthorpe homes.
- A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Gawthorpe.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Gawthorpe?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Gawthorpe broadband price
Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Gawthorpe. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Gawthorpe. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Gawthorpe Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Gawthorpe should also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.
The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Gawthorpe home is something to think about.
Gawthorpe broadband customer support
Lastly, the customer service of your Gawthorpe broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Gawthorpe.
Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Gawthorpe have about broadband internet.
Broadband Internet FAQs
What's the average broadband speed in Gawthorpe?
The average internet speed in Gawthorpe is:
|Gawthorpe Average Download Speed||Gawthorpe Average Upload Speed|
|94.13 Mbps||19.30 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
- Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Gawthorpe, from which it is connected to your property 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 Gawthorpe house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 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 to find out which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Gawthorpe.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Broadband Speed||Maximum of 2 devices|
|Maximum of 2 devices||Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 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 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 area code for Gawthorpe
The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Gawthorpe is 01806. If you call someone in Gawthorpe, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.
How much does an 01806 Gawthorpe call cost?
If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.
If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Gawthorpe
People living in Gawthorpe 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 distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.
These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Gawthorpe home to the gas and electricity networks.
Most of the time you won't need to contact the Gawthorpe distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Gawthorpe right here.
You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Gawthorpe
The electricity distribution network operator for Gawthorpe 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Gawthorpe?
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Power Generation near Gawthorpe
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Gawthorpe.
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 amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, 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 generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can 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 Gawthorpe
You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Gawthorpe, we've found the five closest municipalities to Gawthorpe.