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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Harden

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

About Harden, West Yorkshire

Harden BD16 has a population of 1,600 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Harden?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Harden

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Harden water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main contact 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

You can also write to Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also submit your request on the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to write 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 Harden

Water bill in Harden

Water rates in Harden will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Harden water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Harden water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Harden

Customers that have a water meter at their Harden 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. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Harden home.

Unmetered Customers in Harden

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Harden home will pay 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 Harden home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Harden is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Harden water rates will have been 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, getting a water meter for your Harden 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 Harden?

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

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How do I pay my Harden water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Harden bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Harden?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Harden BD16, 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.

Harden Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Harden

Is the tap water in Harden safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Harden come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Harden:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Harden

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 Harden is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Harden is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Harden 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Harden.

Harden No Water

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

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

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 information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident 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.

Harden water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Harden 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 go on the internet at your current location, 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 Harden taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Harden 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 affect it by infusing your Harden 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 Harden water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Harden BD16

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Harden with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Harden Average Download Speed Harden Average Upload Speed
87.10 Mbps 17.20 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Harden. 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 households in the UK.

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

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Harden?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Harden.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Harden is what's available. Whilst many homes in Harden can take advantage of 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Harden?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Harden
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of 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 delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Harden homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Harden.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Harden.
    • 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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Harden broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Harden. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Harden. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Harden Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Harden also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Harden home will be an important thing to consider.

Harden broadband customer service

Lastly, the technical support for your Harden internet connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Harden.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Harden?

The average broadband speed in Harden is:

Harden Average Download Speed Harden Average Upload Speed
87.10 Mbps 17.20 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Harden, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Harden house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should choose when getting connected in Harden.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Harden

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Harden is 01806. When making a call to someone in Harden, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Harden call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, then the call cost is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Harden

People living in Harden are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Harden home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Harden distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Harden right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Harden

The electricity distribution network operator for Harden 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 Harden

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

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 kinds 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, in the next few years we can expect this 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Harden

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Harden, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Harden.

Closest five municipalities to Harden
Municipality Distance from Harden
Cottingley 0.01 miles
Eldwick 0.01 miles
Wilsden 1.85 miles
Norr 1.85 miles