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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Gomersal

If you've moved and have questions about Gomersal? Our complete guide to utilities in Gomersal will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Gomersal water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Gomersal.

About Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Gomersal BD19 has a population of 15,000 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Gomersal?

Gomersal water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Gomersal

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Gomersal water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 Gomersal

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Water rates in Gomersal will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Gomersal water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Gomersal water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Gomersal

Customers with a water meter at their Gomersal house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Gomersal home.

Unmetered Customers in Gomersal

Customers who don't have a meter at their Gomersal home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Gomersal home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Gomersal is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Gomersal water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Gomersal may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Gomersal?

The average water bill Gomersal residents are charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Gomersal water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 Gomersal bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Gomersal?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Gomersal BD19, 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.

Gomersal Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Gomersal

Is tap water in Gomersal safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Gomersal. You can rest assured that Gomersal water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Gomersal water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Gomersal water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Gomersal come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Gomersal:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Gomersal

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Gomersal contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Gomersal No Water

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

If there is no water at your Gomersal home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Gomersal.

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

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Gomersal water leak or flooding

Gomersal water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Gomersal 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 Gomersal property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Gomersal taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Gomersal water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Gomersal 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 Gomersal water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Gomersal BD19

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Gomersal with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Gomersal Average Download Speed Gomersal Average Upload Speed
50.60 Mbps 9.30 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Gomersal. 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 this type of connection is the only one that's available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Gomersal?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Gomersal.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Gomersal is what's available. Most homes in Gomersal can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built 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

What kinds of internet connection are available in Gomersal?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Gomersal
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Gomersal homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Gomersal.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Gomersal.
    • 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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Gomersal broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Gomersal. There are many providers offering a low cost deal 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 broadband connection in Gomersal. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Gomersal Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Gomersal also needs consideration, with many of us working 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 playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Gomersal home will be an important thing to consider.

Gomersal broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Gomersal broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Gomersal.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Gomersal ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Gomersal?

The average internet speed in Gomersal is:

Gomersal Average Download Speed Gomersal Average Upload Speed
50.60 Mbps 9.30 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 boxes on your street in Gomersal, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Gomersal property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Gomersal.

Main internet uses 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
3-5 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Gomersal

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Gomersal is 01806. If you call someone in Gomersal, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Gomersal call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Gomersal

Residents in Gomersal are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

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

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Gomersal distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Gomersal right here.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Gomersal

The electricity distribution network operator for Gomersal 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Gomersal

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

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 amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Gomersal

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Gomersal, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Gomersal.

Closest five municipalities to Gomersal
Municipality Distance from Gomersal
Scholes -
Bailiff Bridge 2.06 miles
Brighouse 2.06 miles
Rastrick 2.06 miles