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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Gledhow

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

About Gledhow, West Yorkshire

Gledhow LS8 has a population of 3,017 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Gledhow?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Gledhow

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Gledhow 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

Additionally, you can communicate 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.

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 Gledhow

Water bill in Gledhow

Water rates in Gledhow are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Gledhow water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Gledhow water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Gledhow

Customers that have a water meter at their Gledhow home will pay a fixed annual 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 are for the consumption at your Gledhow home.

Unmetered Customers in Gledhow

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Gledhow home will pay 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 Gledhow home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Gledhow will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Gledhow water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not 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, getting a water meter for your Gledhow could be cheaper.

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 Gledhow?

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

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How do I pay my Gledhow water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 Gledhow bill. While some customers like an annual payment, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Gledhow?

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

Gledhow Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Gledhow

Is tap water in Gledhow safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Gledhow come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Gledhow:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Gledhow

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 Gledhow is below 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Gledhow is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Gledhow higher than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Gledhow.

  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.

Gledhow No Water

If you have no water in your Gledhow home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Gledhow.

If there is no water at your Gledhow home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Gledhow.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident 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.

Gledhow water leak or flooding

Gledhow water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Gledhow home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Gledhow taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Gledhow 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 infuse the Gledhow 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 Gledhow water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Gledhow LS8

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Gledhow 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?

Gledhow Average Download Speed Gledhow 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 Gledhow. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Gledhow?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Gledhow.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Gledhow is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Gledhow should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Gledhow?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Gledhow
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Gledhow homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Gledhow.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Gledhow.
    • 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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Gledhow broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Gledhow. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Gledhow. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Gledhow Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Gledhow must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Gledhow home is going to be important.

Gledhow broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Gledhow broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Gledhow.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Gledhow?

The average broadband speed in Gledhow is:

Gledhow Average Download Speed Gledhow Average Upload Speed
92.47 Mbps 16.40 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 - 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Gledhow, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Gledhow home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Gledhow.

Main 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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 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 Gledhow

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Gledhow is 01806. If you call someone in Gledhow, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Gledhow call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Gledhow

Residents of Gledhow are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Gledhow home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Gledhow distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Gledhow below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Gledhow

The electricity distribution network operator for Gledhow 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 Gledhow

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

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 tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Gledhow

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Gledhow, we've found the closest five municipalities to Gledhow.

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