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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Hawksworth

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

About Hawksworth, West Yorkshire

Hawksworth LS5 has a population of 154 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Hawksworth?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Hawksworth

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Hawksworth water account.

In the table below we have listed the main contact 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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

Price of water in Hawksworth

Water bill in Hawksworth

Water rates in Hawksworth depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Hawksworth water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Hawksworth water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hawksworth

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

Unmetered Customers in Hawksworth

Customers without a meter at their Hawksworth home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Hawksworth home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Hawksworth will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hawksworth 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Hawksworth may save you money.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Hawksworth?

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

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How do I pay my Hawksworth water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Yorkshire Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options 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 Hawksworth 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. When you set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Hawksworth?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hawksworth LS5, 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.

Hawksworth Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hawksworth

Is water from the tap in Hawksworth safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hawksworth come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hawksworth:

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

How hard is the water in Hawksworth

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 Hawksworth is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Hawksworth is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Hawksworth higher 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 your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Hawksworth.

  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.

Hawksworth No Water

If you have no water in your Hawksworth home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Hawksworth.

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

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Hawksworth water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Hawksworth property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact 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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Hawksworth taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Hawksworth water this may be due 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 Hawksworth water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Hawksworth water.

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

Broadband in Hawksworth LS5

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Hawksworth home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average internet speed in Hawksworth with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Hawksworth Average Download Speed Hawksworth Average Upload Speed
77.75 Mbps 16.35 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Hawksworth. 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 households in the UK.

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

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Hawksworth.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Hawksworth is the availability. The majority of homes in Hawksworth should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Hawksworth?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Hawksworth
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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 internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Hawksworth homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Hawksworth.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hawksworth.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Hawksworth broadband cost

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Hawksworth. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Hawksworth. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Hawksworth Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hawksworth 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 stay in touch with work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Hawksworth home is something to think about.

Hawksworth broadband technical support

Lastly, the technical support for your Hawksworth broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Hawksworth.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Hawksworth?

The average speed of broadband in Hawksworth is:

Hawksworth Average Download Speed Hawksworth Average Upload Speed
77.75 Mbps 16.35 Mbps

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

In simple terms, 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 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 boxes on your street in Hawksworth, 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 Hawksworth property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Hawksworth.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above plus 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 signals travel 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 Hawksworth

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Hawksworth is 01806. When making a call to someone in Hawksworth, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Hawksworth call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Hawksworth

Residents in Hawksworth can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Hawksworth home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Hawksworth distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Hawksworth right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Hawksworth

The electricity distribution network operator for Hawksworth 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 Hawksworth

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, 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

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Hawksworth

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Hawksworth, we've found the closest five municipalities to Hawksworth.

Closest five municipalities to Hawksworth
Municipality Distance from Hawksworth
Kirkstall Valley 0.49 miles
Burley 0.49 miles
Kirkstall 0.49 miles
Meanwood 0.69 miles