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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Heptonstall

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

About Heptonstall, West Yorkshire

Heptonstall HX7 has a population of 1,470 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Heptonstall?

Heptonstall water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Heptonstall

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Heptonstall water issues.

In the table below you will find the phone 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 write to Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting 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

Cost of water in Heptonstall

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

Metered Customers in Heptonstall

Customers with a water meter at their Heptonstall house will pay an annual fixed charge, 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Heptonstall home.

Unmetered Customers in Heptonstall

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Heptonstall home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Heptonstall home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Heptonstall will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Heptonstall 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? 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 Heptonstall might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Heptonstall?

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

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How do I pay my Heptonstall water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Heptonstall bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer 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 Heptonstall?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Heptonstall HX7, 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.

Heptonstall Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Heptonstall

Is tap water in Heptonstall safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Heptonstall. You can rest assured that Heptonstall water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Heptonstall water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Heptonstall water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Heptonstall come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Heptonstall:

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

How hard is the water in Heptonstall

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 Heptonstall is less than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Heptonstall is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Heptonstall contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Heptonstall.

Heptonstall No Water

If you have no water in your Heptonstall home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Heptonstall.

If there is no water at your Heptonstall home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Heptonstall.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Heptonstall water leak or flooding

Heptonstall water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Heptonstall 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 Heptonstall property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  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 fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Heptonstall taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Heptonstall 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 Heptonstall 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 Heptonstall 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 in Heptonstall HX7

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The speed of your internet connection at your Heptonstall home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Heptonstall with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Heptonstall Average Download Speed Heptonstall Average Upload Speed
33.00 Mbps 8.00 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Heptonstall. 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 homes in the UK.

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

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Heptonstall?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Heptonstall.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Heptonstall is the availability. The majority of homes in Heptonstall should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Heptonstall?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Heptonstall
    • We can split fibre connections 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 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 99.9% of Heptonstall homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Heptonstall.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Heptonstall.
    • 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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Heptonstall broadband cost

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Heptonstall. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet connection in Heptonstall. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Heptonstall Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Heptonstall must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Heptonstall home is going to be important.

Heptonstall broadband technical support

Finally, the customer service of your Heptonstall internet connection is really 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 high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Heptonstall.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Heptonstall ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Heptonstall?

The average internet speed in Heptonstall is:

Heptonstall Average Download Speed Heptonstall Average Upload Speed
33.00 Mbps 8.00 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Heptonstall, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Heptonstall property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes 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 to find out which speed you should pick for a broadband service in Heptonstall.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Heptonstall

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

How much does an 01806 Heptonstall call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Gas and Electricity in Heptonstall

Residents in Heptonstall are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Heptonstall distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Heptonstall in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Heptonstall

The electricity distribution network operator for Heptonstall 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 Heptonstall

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

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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors 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 sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Heptonstall

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Heptonstall, we've found the closest five municipalities to Heptonstall.

Closest five municipalities to Heptonstall
Municipality Distance from Heptonstall
Mytholmroyd -
Hebden Bridge -
Cragg Vale -
Todmorden 3.77 miles
Cornholme 3.77 miles