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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Headingley

Are you moving and want to know more about Headingley? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Headingley will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Headingley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Headingley.

About Headingley, West Yorkshire

Headingley LS6 has a population of 2,472 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Headingley?

Headingley water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Headingley

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Headingley water account.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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 write to 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 Headingley

Water bill in Headingley

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

Metered Customers in Headingley

Customers with a water meter at their Headingley 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 are for the consumption at your Headingley home.

Unmetered Customers in Headingley

Customers without a meter at their Headingley 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 Headingley home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Headingley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Headingley 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? 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 Headingley may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Headingley?

The average water bill Headingley residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Headingley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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 Headingley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Headingley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Headingley LS6, 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.

Headingley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Headingley

Is water from the tap in Headingley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Headingley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Headingley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Headingley

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Headingley higher than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. You might also notice more limescale build-up 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 Headingley.

  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.

Headingley No Water

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

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. 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 why you have 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.

Headingley water leak or flooding

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

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

  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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Headingley taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Headingley water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Headingley water.

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

Internet in Headingley LS6

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Headingley home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the 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 Headingley with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Headingley Average Download Speed Headingley Average Upload Speed
80.50 Mbps 15.50 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Headingley. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available 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, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Headingley?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Headingley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Headingley is what's available. Whilst many homes in Headingley should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to 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 Headingley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Headingley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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.
    • Available to the majority of Headingley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Headingley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Headingley.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Headingley broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Headingley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially 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 connection in Headingley. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Headingley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Headingley should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Headingley home is something to think about.

Headingley broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Headingley internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Headingley.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Headingley ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Headingley?

The average broadband speed in Headingley is:

Headingley Average Download Speed Headingley Average Upload Speed
80.50 Mbps 15.50 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 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 one of those green boxes on your street in Headingley, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Headingley house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Headingley.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband 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
More than 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Headingley

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

How much does an 01806 Headingley call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls 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 a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? 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 in Headingley

Residents of Headingley are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Headingley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Headingley 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 for Headingley

The electricity distribution network operator for Headingley 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 Headingley

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

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from 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 currently being built.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Headingley

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

Closest five municipalities to Headingley
Municipality Distance from Headingley
Beckett Park 0.01 miles
Hawksworth 0.69 miles