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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Greetland

Are you moving and want to know more about Greetland? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Greetland will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Greetland water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Greetland.

About Greetland, West Yorkshire

Greetland HX4 has a population of 11,389 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Greetland?

Greetland water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Greetland

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Greetland water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone 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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Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting 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

Water rates in Greetland

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

Metered Customers in Greetland

Customers with a water meter at their Greetland property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Greetland home.

Unmetered Customers in Greetland

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Greetland 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 Greetland home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Greetland is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Greetland 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Greetland could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Greetland?

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

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How do I pay my Greetland water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Greetland bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Greetland?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Greetland HX4, 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.

Greetland Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Greetland

Is tap water in Greetland safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Greetland come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Greetland:

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

Is the water hard in Greetland

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Greetland contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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

Greetland No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Greetland home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Greetland.

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

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of 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.

Greetland water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Ring 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 fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Greetland taste strange?

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

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

Broadband in Greetland HX4

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The speed of your internet connection at your Greetland home can vary depending on several factors such as:

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

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average connection speed for Greetland with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Greetland Average Download Speed Greetland Average Upload Speed
59.50 Mbps 11.57 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Greetland. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Greetland?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Greetland.

Availability

The first thing to consider when choosing an internet provider in Greetland is the availability. Most homes in Greetland should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Greetland?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Greetland
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed 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 99.9% of Greetland 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 Greetland.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Greetland.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Greetland broadband price

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Greetland. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Greetland. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Greetland Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Greetland should 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 a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Greetland home is something to think about.

Greetland broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Greetland broadband internet is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Greetland.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Greetland ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Greetland?

The average internet speed in Greetland is:

Greetland Average Download Speed Greetland Average Upload Speed
59.50 Mbps 11.57 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 Greetland, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Greetland house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 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 for a general idea which speed you should take when getting connected in Greetland.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 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 have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Greetland

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Greetland is 01806. When making a call to someone in Greetland, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Greetland call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check 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? 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 in Greetland

People living in Greetland can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, 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 Greetland home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Greetland distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Greetland 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 responsible for Greetland

The electricity distribution network operator for Greetland 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 Greetland

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

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 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 strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Greetland

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Greetland, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Greetland.

Closest five municipalities to Greetland
Municipality Distance from Greetland
Stainland -
Sowood -
Holywell Green -
Barkisland -
Elland 1.28 miles