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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hainworth

If you just moved and have some questions about Hainworth? Our complete guide to utilities in Hainworth is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Hainworth water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Hainworth.

About Hainworth, West Yorkshire

Hainworth BD21 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Hainworth?

Hainworth water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Hainworth

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to discuss your Hainworth 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

Water rates in Hainworth

Water bill in Hainworth

Water rates in Hainworth will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Hainworth water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Hainworth water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hainworth

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Hainworth property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Hainworth home.

Unmetered Customers in Hainworth

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Hainworth home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Hainworth home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Hainworth is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Hainworth water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

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

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Hainworth?

The average water bill Hainworth residents are being charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Hainworth water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Hainworth bill. While some customers like an annual payment, 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 Hainworth?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hainworth BD21, 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.

Hainworth Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hainworth

Is tap water in Hainworth safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hainworth come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hainworth:

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

How hard is the water in Hainworth

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 Hainworth is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Hainworth is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hainworth contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. 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 Hainworth.

Hainworth No Water

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

If there is no water at your Hainworth home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Hainworth.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Hainworth water leak or flooding

Hainworth water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Hainworth home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Hainworth property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call 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 in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Hainworth taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Hainworth water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Hainworth water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Hainworth water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Hainworth BD21

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The speed of your internet connection at your Hainworth home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Hainworth 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?

Hainworth Average Download Speed Hainworth Average Upload Speed
73.15 Mbps 17.25 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Hainworth. 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 UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection that's available.

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

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 worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Hainworth.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Hainworth is what's available. The majority of homes in Hainworth should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Hainworth?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Hainworth
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds 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.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Hainworth homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hainworth.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Hainworth.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Hainworth broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Hainworth. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Hainworth. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Hainworth Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hainworth should also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Hainworth home is going to be important.

Hainworth broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Hainworth broadband connection is of utmost importance. 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 quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hainworth.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Hainworth have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Hainworth?

The average speed of broadband in Hainworth is:

Hainworth Average Download Speed Hainworth Average Upload Speed
73.15 Mbps 17.25 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Hainworth, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Hainworth property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Hainworth.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Hainworth

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Hainworth is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Hainworth, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Hainworth 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 a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Hainworth

People living in Hainworth are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Hainworth home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Hainworth distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Hainworth right here.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Hainworth

The electricity distribution network operator for Hainworth 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 Hainworth

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

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 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 sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Hainworth

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Hainworth, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Hainworth.

Closest five municipalities to Hainworth
Municipality Distance from Hainworth
Wilsden 3 miles
Norr 3 miles
Allerton 3 miles
Harden 3.23 miles