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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Halton Moor

Are you moving and want to know more about Halton Moor? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Halton Moor will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Halton Moor water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Halton Moor.

About Halton Moor, West Yorkshire

Halton Moor LS15 has a population of 7,845 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Halton Moor?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Halton Moor

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Halton Moor water problems.

In the table below you will find the phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with 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

Water rates in Halton Moor

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Water rates in Halton Moor depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Halton Moor water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Halton Moor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Halton Moor

Customers that have a water meter at their Halton Moor home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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 cover the consumption at your Halton Moor home.

Unmetered Customers in Halton Moor

Customers without a meter at their Halton Moor home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Halton Moor home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Halton Moor will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Halton Moor water rates will 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Halton Moor might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Halton Moor?

The average water bill Halton Moor residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Halton Moor water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Halton Moor 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. 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 Halton Moor?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Halton Moor LS15, 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.

Halton Moor Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Halton Moor have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Halton Moor

Is water from the tap in Halton Moor safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Halton Moor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Halton Moor:

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

How hard is the water in Halton Moor

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 Halton Moor is below 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Halton Moor is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Halton Moor higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Halton Moor.

  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.

Halton Moor No Water

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

If there is no water at your Halton Moor home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Halton Moor.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on 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 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Halton Moor water leak or flooding

Halton Moor water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Halton Moor 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 Halton Moor property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Halton Moor taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Halton Moor water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Halton Moor water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Halton Moor water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Halton Moor LS15

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The broadband speed you get at your Halton Moor home can vary depending on several factors such as:

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

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Halton Moor 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?

Halton Moor Average Download Speed Halton Moor Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 15.00 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Halton Moor. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Halton Moor?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Halton Moor.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Halton Moor is the availability. Whilst many homes in Halton Moor should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Halton Moor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Halton Moor
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of 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 internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Halton Moor homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Halton Moor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Halton Moor.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Halton Moor broadband cost

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Halton Moor. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet service in Halton Moor. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Halton Moor Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Halton Moor also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Halton Moor home will be an important thing to consider.

Halton Moor broadband customer service

Finally, the customer service of your Halton Moor broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Halton Moor.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Halton Moor?

The average internet speed in Halton Moor is:

Halton Moor Average Download Speed Halton Moor Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 15.00 Mbps

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

In simple terms, 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Halton Moor, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Halton Moor property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Halton Moor.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Halton Moor

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Halton Moor is 01806. If you call someone in Halton Moor, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Halton Moor call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your 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 calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Halton Moor

Residents of Halton Moor are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Halton Moor home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Halton Moor distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Halton Moor in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Halton Moor

The electricity distribution network operator for Halton Moor 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Halton Moor

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Halton Moor

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