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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Hipperholme

Are you moving and want to know more about Hipperholme? Our complete guide to utilities in Hipperholme is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Hipperholme water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Hipperholme.

About Hipperholme, West Yorkshire

Hipperholme HX3 has a population of 11,308 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Hipperholme?

Hipperholme water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Hipperholme

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Hipperholme water issues.

In the table below you will find the telephone 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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You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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 Hipperholme

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

Metered Customers in Hipperholme

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Hipperholme home will pay a fixed annual 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Hipperholme home.

Unmetered Customers in Hipperholme

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Hipperholme 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 Hipperholme home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Hipperholme is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hipperholme 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Hipperholme could be 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 Hipperholme?

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

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How do I pay my Hipperholme water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Hipperholme bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Hipperholme?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hipperholme HX3, 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.

Hipperholme Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hipperholme

Is the tap water in Hipperholme safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hipperholme come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hipperholme:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Hipperholme

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 rating for water hardness in Hipperholme is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Hipperholme is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Hipperholme contains just trace amounts 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 which extends their lifespan.

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

Hipperholme No Water

If you have no water in your Hipperholme home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Hipperholme.

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

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check 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, 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.

Hipperholme water leak or flooding

Hipperholme water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Hipperholme 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 Hipperholme property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Hipperholme taste strange?

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

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

Internet in Hipperholme HX3

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The broadband speed you get at your Hipperholme home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Hipperholme with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Hipperholme Average Download Speed Hipperholme Average Upload Speed
75.53 Mbps 12.37 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Hipperholme. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Hipperholme?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Hipperholme.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Hipperholme is what's available. The majority of homes in Hipperholme should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hipperholme?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Hipperholme
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Hipperholme homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Hipperholme.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Hipperholme.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Hipperholme broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Hipperholme. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Hipperholme. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Hipperholme Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hipperholme also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Hipperholme home is going to be important.

Hipperholme broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Hipperholme broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need 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 is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hipperholme.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Hipperholme have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Hipperholme?

The average speed of broadband in Hipperholme is:

Hipperholme Average Download Speed Hipperholme Average Upload Speed
75.53 Mbps 12.37 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 - 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 fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Hipperholme, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Hipperholme house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 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. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Hipperholme.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices 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
5 devices or more 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Hipperholme

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

How much does an 01806 Hipperholme call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Hipperholme

Residents of Hipperholme are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

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

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Hipperholme distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hipperholme below.

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 Hipperholme

The electricity distribution network operator for Hipperholme 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 Hipperholme

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

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%). In addition, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Hipperholme

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