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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Girlington

Are you moving and want to know more about Girlington? Our complete guide to utilities in Girlington is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Girlington water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Girlington.

About Girlington, West Yorkshire

Girlington BD8 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Girlington?

Girlington 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 Girlington

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Girlington water issues.

Below, you can find the principal 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 write to 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

Price of water in Girlington

Water bill in Girlington

Water rates in Girlington are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Girlington water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Girlington water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Girlington

Customers that have a water meter at their Girlington 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 Girlington home.

Unmetered Customers in Girlington

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Girlington home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Girlington home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Girlington will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Girlington 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 you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Girlington 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 Girlington?

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

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How do I pay my Girlington water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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 Girlington bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Girlington?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Girlington BD8, 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.

Girlington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Girlington

Is the tap water in Girlington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Girlington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Girlington:

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

How hard is the water in Girlington

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 Girlington is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Girlington is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Girlington contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 extends their lifespan.

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

Girlington No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Girlington home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Girlington.

If there is no water at your Girlington home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Girlington.

If your home has no 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. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Girlington water leak or flooding

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

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Girlington taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Girlington water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Girlington water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Girlington 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.

Broadband Speed in Girlington BD8

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Girlington home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Girlington with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Girlington Average Download Speed Girlington Average Upload Speed
95.80 Mbps 16.00 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Girlington. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Girlington?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Girlington.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Girlington is the issue of availability. Most homes in Girlington should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre 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 since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Girlington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Girlington
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as '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 older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Girlington homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Girlington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Girlington.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Girlington broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Girlington. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Girlington. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Girlington Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Girlington must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Girlington home is going to be important.

Girlington broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Girlington internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Girlington.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Girlington have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Girlington?

The average internet speed in Girlington is:

Girlington Average Download Speed Girlington Average Upload Speed
95.80 Mbps 16.00 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Girlington, 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 Girlington home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should choose when getting connected in Girlington.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband 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
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above and 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, 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 telephone dialling code of Girlington

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Girlington is 01806. If you call someone in Girlington, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Girlington call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls 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 a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Girlington

Residents in Girlington are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Girlington home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Girlington distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Girlington 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 Girlington

The electricity distribution network operator for Girlington 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 Girlington

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

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from 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, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Girlington

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

Closest five municipalities to Girlington
Municipality Distance from Girlington
Manningham -
Heaton 1.13 miles
Frizinghall 1.13 miles
Bradford 1.34 miles
Clayton 1.64 miles