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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Great Horton

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

About Great Horton, West Yorkshire

Great Horton BD7 has a population of 17,683 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Great Horton?

Great Horton water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Great Horton

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Great Horton water problems.

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone 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, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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 Great Horton

Water bill in Great Horton

Water rates in Great Horton will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Great Horton water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Great Horton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Great Horton

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Great Horton property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 are for the consumption at your Great Horton home.

Unmetered Customers in Great Horton

Customers who don't have a meter at their Great Horton 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 Great Horton home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Great Horton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Great Horton 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Great Horton could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Great Horton?

The average water bill Great Horton residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Great Horton water bill?

First of all, you will 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Great Horton bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Great Horton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Great Horton BD7, 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.

Great Horton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Great Horton

Is water from the tap in Great Horton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Great Horton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Great Horton:

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

Is the water hard in Great Horton

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 Great Horton is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Great Horton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Great Horton 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Great Horton.

Great Horton No Water

If you have no water in your Great Horton 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 Great Horton.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have 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.

Great Horton water leak or flooding

Great Horton water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Great Horton 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 Great Horton property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean 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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Great Horton taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Great Horton 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 impermeate the Great Horton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Great Horton 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.

Internet in Great Horton BD7

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Great Horton 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?

Great Horton Average Download Speed Great Horton Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Great Horton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households 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 currently available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Great Horton?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Great Horton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Great Horton is what's available. Most homes in Great Horton should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to 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 Great Horton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Great Horton
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Great Horton 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 Great Horton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Great Horton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Great Horton broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Great Horton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Great Horton. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Great Horton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Great Horton must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Great Horton home will be an important thing to consider.

Great Horton broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Great Horton internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Great Horton.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Great Horton have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Great Horton?

The average broadband speed in Great Horton is:

Great Horton Average Download Speed Great Horton Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Great Horton, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Great Horton house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Great Horton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Great Horton

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Great Horton is 01806. When making a call to someone in Great Horton, 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 Great Horton call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch 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? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Great Horton

People living in Great Horton are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, 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.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Great Horton home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Great Horton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Great Horton below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Great Horton

The electricity distribution network operator for Great Horton 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 Great Horton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Great Horton

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Great Horton, we've found the closest five municipalities to Great Horton.

Closest five municipalities to Great Horton
Municipality Distance from Great Horton
Bankfoot 0.33 miles
Little Horton 0.33 miles
West Bowling 0.33 miles
Little Germany 0.55 miles
Bradford city centre 0.55 miles