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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Glasshoughton

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

About Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire

Glasshoughton WF10 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Glasshoughton?

Glasshoughton water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Glasshoughton

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Glasshoughton water account.

Below, you can find the principal 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
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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 also submit your request on 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

Water rates in Glasshoughton

Water bill in Glasshoughton

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

Metered Customers in Glasshoughton

Customers with a water meter at their Glasshoughton 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Glasshoughton home.

Unmetered Customers in Glasshoughton

Customers without a meter at their Glasshoughton home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Glasshoughton home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Glasshoughton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Glasshoughton water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Glasshoughton might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Glasshoughton?

The average water bill Glasshoughton residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Glasshoughton water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Glasshoughton 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. After 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 Glasshoughton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Glasshoughton WF10, 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.

Glasshoughton Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Glasshoughton have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Glasshoughton

Is the tap water in Glasshoughton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Glasshoughton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Glasshoughton:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Glasshoughton

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 Glasshoughton is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Glasshoughton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Glasshoughton 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Glasshoughton.

Glasshoughton No Water

If you have no water in your Glasshoughton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Glasshoughton.

If there is no water at your Glasshoughton home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Glasshoughton.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Glasshoughton water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Glasshoughton property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Glasshoughton taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Glasshoughton 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 Glasshoughton water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Glasshoughton WF10

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The speed of your internet connection at your Glasshoughton home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Glasshoughton with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Glasshoughton Average Download Speed Glasshoughton Average Upload Speed
63.95 Mbps 12.80 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Glasshoughton. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Glasshoughton?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Glasshoughton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Glasshoughton is the availability. Most homes in Glasshoughton should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Glasshoughton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Glasshoughton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Glasshoughton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Glasshoughton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Glasshoughton.
    • 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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Glasshoughton broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Glasshoughton. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Glasshoughton. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Glasshoughton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Glasshoughton must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Glasshoughton home is something to think about.

Glasshoughton broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Glasshoughton broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Glasshoughton.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Glasshoughton?

The average speed of broadband in Glasshoughton is:

Glasshoughton Average Download Speed Glasshoughton Average Upload Speed
63.95 Mbps 12.80 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Glasshoughton, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Glasshoughton home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant 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 take when getting connected in Glasshoughton.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your 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 area code for Glasshoughton

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Glasshoughton is 01806. When making a call to someone in Glasshoughton, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Glasshoughton call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included with your 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 unsure whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? 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 Glasshoughton

Residents in Glasshoughton can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Glasshoughton home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Glasshoughton distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Glasshoughton in this section.

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 Glasshoughton

The electricity distribution network operator for Glasshoughton 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 Glasshoughton

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

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as 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 Glasshoughton

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

Closest five municipalities to Glasshoughton
Municipality Distance from Glasshoughton
Airedale 0.01 miles
Castleford 0.01 miles
Cross Gates 3.85 miles