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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Greengates

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

About Greengates, West Yorkshire

Greengates BD10 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Greengates?

Greengates water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Greengates

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Greengates water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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

Cost of water in Greengates

Water bill in Greengates

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

Metered Customers in Greengates

Customers that have a water meter at their Greengates 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Greengates home.

Unmetered Customers in Greengates

Customers who don't have a meter at their Greengates home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Greengates home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Greengates is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Greengates 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, getting a water meter for your Greengates could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Greengates?

The average water bill Greengates residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Greengates water bill?

You will first need to 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 Greengates bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Greengates?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Greengates BD10, 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.

Greengates Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Greengates

Is the tap water in Greengates safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Greengates come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Greengates:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Greengates

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 Greengates is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Greengates is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Greengates contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. 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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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Greengates.

Greengates No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Greengates home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Greengates.

If there is no water at your Greengates 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 Greengates.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. 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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Greengates water leak or flooding

Greengates water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Greengates home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Greengates 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 can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Greengates taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Greengates 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 impermeate the Greengates water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Greengates 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 Greengates BD10

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Greengates with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Greengates Average Download Speed Greengates Average Upload Speed
85.60 Mbps 18.30 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Greengates. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Greengates?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Greengates.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Greengates is the issue of availability. Most homes in Greengates should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Greengates?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Greengates
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Greengates homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Greengates.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Greengates.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Greengates broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Greengates. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Greengates. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Greengates Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Greengates also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Greengates home is going to be important.

Greengates broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Greengates broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Greengates.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Greengates have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Greengates?

The average speed of broadband in Greengates is:

Greengates Average Download Speed Greengates Average Upload Speed
85.60 Mbps 18.30 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Greengates, 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 Greengates property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should choose when getting connected in Greengates.

Frequent 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
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Greengates

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Greengates is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Greengates, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Greengates call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Greengates

People living in Greengates are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

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

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Greengates distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Greengates 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 in Greengates

The electricity distribution network operator for Greengates 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 Greengates

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated 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

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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Greengates

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Greengates, we've found the five closest municipalities to Greengates.

Closest five municipalities to Greengates
Municipality Distance from Greengates
Apperley Bridge -
Thackley -
Baildon 1.55 miles
Shipley 1.55 miles