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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hillhouse

If you just moved and have some questions about Hillhouse? Our complete guide to utilities in Hillhouse will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Hillhouse water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Hillhouse.

About Hillhouse, West Yorkshire

Hillhouse HD1 has a population of 2,083 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Hillhouse?

Hillhouse 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 Hillhouse

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to discuss your Hillhouse water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through 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

Price of water in Hillhouse

Water bill in Hillhouse

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

Metered Customers in Hillhouse

Customers that have a water meter at their Hillhouse 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Hillhouse home.

Unmetered Customers in Hillhouse

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Hillhouse home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Hillhouse home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Hillhouse is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Hillhouse 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, installing a water meter at your Hillhouse might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Hillhouse?

The average water bill Hillhouse residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Hillhouse water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Hillhouse bill. While some customers like an 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Hillhouse?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hillhouse HD1, 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.

Hillhouse Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hillhouse

Is the tap water in Hillhouse safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hillhouse come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hillhouse:

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

How hard is the water in Hillhouse

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 Hillhouse is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Hillhouse is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hillhouse contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. 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 Hillhouse.

Hillhouse No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Hillhouse 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 Hillhouse.

If there is no water at your Hillhouse home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Hillhouse.

If you don't have any 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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Hillhouse water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Hillhouse 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 have access to the internet, 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 Hillhouse taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Hillhouse water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Hillhouse water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Hillhouse water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband in Hillhouse HD1

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Hillhouse with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Hillhouse Average Download Speed Hillhouse Average Upload Speed
85.35 Mbps 21.15 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Hillhouse. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection that's available.

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Hillhouse.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Hillhouse is what's available. Whilst many homes in Hillhouse should have access to fibre or 'superfast' 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 should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hillhouse?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Hillhouse
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Hillhouse homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Hillhouse.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Hillhouse.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Hillhouse broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Hillhouse. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Hillhouse. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Hillhouse Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Hillhouse 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 stay in touch with work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends which without a reliable broadband connection at your Hillhouse home will be an important thing to consider.

Hillhouse broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Hillhouse broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Hillhouse.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Hillhouse have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Hillhouse?

The average speed of broadband in Hillhouse is:

Hillhouse Average Download Speed Hillhouse Average Upload Speed
85.35 Mbps 21.15 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Hillhouse, 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 Hillhouse house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Hillhouse.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Hillhouse

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Hillhouse is 01806. When making a call to someone in Hillhouse, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Hillhouse call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Hillhouse

People living in Hillhouse are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Hillhouse home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Hillhouse distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Hillhouse 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 responsible for Hillhouse

The electricity distribution network operator for Hillhouse 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 Hillhouse

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Hillhouse

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Hillhouse, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Hillhouse.

Closest five municipalities to Hillhouse
Municipality Distance from Hillhouse
Marsh -
Lockwood -
Huddersfield -
Sheepridge 0.17 miles
Fixby 0.17 miles