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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Guiseley

If you've moved and have questions about Guiseley? Our complete guide to utilities in Guiseley will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Guiseley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Guiseley.

About Guiseley, West Yorkshire

Guiseley LS20 has a population of 11,960 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Guiseley?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Guiseley

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Guiseley water account.

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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 get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. 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 Guiseley

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

Metered Customers in Guiseley

Customers with a water meter at their Guiseley 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 cover the consumption at your Guiseley home.

Unmetered Customers in Guiseley

Customers without a meter at their Guiseley home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Guiseley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Guiseley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Guiseley 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 Guiseley might work out 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 Guiseley?

The average water bill Guiseley residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Guiseley 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Guiseley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Guiseley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Guiseley LS20, 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.

Guiseley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Guiseley

Is water from the tap in Guiseley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Guiseley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Guiseley:

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

Is the water hard in Guiseley

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 Guiseley is below 200ppm, this means the water in Guiseley is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Guiseley more than. medium water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Guiseley.

  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.

Guiseley No Water

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

If there is no water at your Guiseley 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 Guiseley.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Guiseley water leak or flooding

Guiseley water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Guiseley home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Guiseley 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, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Guiseley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Guiseley 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 affect it by infusing your Guiseley water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Guiseley 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 Guiseley LS20

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Guiseley 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?

Guiseley Average Download Speed Guiseley Average Upload Speed
78.30 Mbps 17.00 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Guiseley. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one that's available.

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Guiseley.

Availability

The first thing to consider before choosing an internet provider in Guiseley is the availability. Most homes in Guiseley should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Guiseley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Guiseley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Guiseley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Guiseley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Guiseley.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Guiseley broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Guiseley. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Guiseley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Guiseley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Guiseley must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Guiseley home is something to think about.

Guiseley broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Guiseley broadband connection is of utmost importance. 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 in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Guiseley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Guiseley?

The average internet speed in Guiseley is:

Guiseley Average Download Speed Guiseley Average Upload Speed
78.30 Mbps 17.00 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Guiseley, 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 Guiseley house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out what sort of download speed you should choose for a broadband service in Guiseley.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less 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
Over 5 devices All the above and 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 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 Guiseley

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Guiseley is 01943. If you're calling somebody in Guiseley, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01943 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01943 Guiseley call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 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 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 Guiseley

Residents of Guiseley are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Guiseley home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Guiseley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Guiseley in this section.

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 Guiseley

The electricity distribution network operator for Guiseley 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 Guiseley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of 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 electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase 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.

Towns and Cities Near Guiseley

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Guiseley, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Guiseley.

Closest five municipalities to Guiseley
Municipality Distance from Guiseley
Yeadon 1.85 miles
Arthington 2.23 miles
Pool 2.23 miles
Otley 2.23 miles
Idle 2.33 miles