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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Holt Park

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

About Holt Park, West Yorkshire

Holt Park LS16 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Holt Park?

Holt Park water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Holt Park

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Holt Park water account.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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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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.

If you prefer to send 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 Holt Park

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

Metered Customers in Holt Park

Customers that have a water meter at their Holt Park 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Holt Park home.

Unmetered Customers in Holt Park

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Holt Park home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Holt Park home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Holt Park will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Holt Park water prices were 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 you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Holt Park may save you money.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Holt Park?

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

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How do I pay my Holt Park water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Holt Park 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. As soon as you've 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 Holt Park?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Holt Park LS16, 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.

Holt Park Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Holt Park

Is water from the tap in Holt Park safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Holt Park come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Holt Park:

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

Is the water hard in Holt Park

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 Holt Park is below 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Holt Park is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Holt Park more than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Holt Park.

  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.

Holt Park No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Holt Park home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Holt Park.

If there is no water at your Holt Park 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 will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Holt Park.

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

  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, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Holt Park water leak or flooding

Holt Park water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Holt Park home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

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

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Holt Park taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Holt Park 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 Holt Park water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Holt Park water.

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

Internet in Holt Park LS16

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The speed of your internet connection at your Holt Park home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Holt Park with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Holt Park Average Download Speed Holt Park Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Holt Park. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Holt Park?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Holt Park.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Holt Park is what's available. The majority of homes in Holt Park can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Holt Park?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Holt Park
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's 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 older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Holt Park homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Holt Park.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Holt Park.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Holt Park broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Holt Park. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Holt Park. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Holt Park Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Holt Park also needs consideration, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Holt Park home is something to think about.

Holt Park broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Holt Park broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Holt Park.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Holt Park?

The average internet speed in Holt Park is:

Holt Park Average Download Speed Holt Park Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Holt Park, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Holt Park house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

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 the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Holt Park.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Holt Park

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

How much does an 01806 Holt Park call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with 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 don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Holt Park

Residents of Holt Park are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Holt Park home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Holt Park distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Holt Park right here.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Holt Park

The electricity distribution network operator for Holt Park 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 Holt Park

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Holt Park

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Holt Park, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Holt Park.