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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hopton

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

About Hopton, West Yorkshire

Hopton WF14 has a population of 653 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Hopton?

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

How to reach your water provider in Hopton

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Hopton water account.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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 get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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

Price of water in Hopton

Water bill in Hopton

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

Metered Customers in Hopton

Customers that have a water meter at their Hopton 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 are for the consumption at your Hopton home.

Unmetered Customers in Hopton

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Hopton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hopton water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Hopton may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Hopton?

The average water bill Hopton residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Hopton water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 Hopton bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Hopton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hopton WF14, 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.

Hopton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hopton

Is water from the tap in Hopton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hopton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hopton:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Hopton

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 Hopton is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Hopton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Hopton contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Hopton.

Hopton No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Hopton home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Hopton.

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

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 why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  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.

Hopton water leak or flooding

Hopton water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Hopton 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 Hopton property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call 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 fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Hopton taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Hopton 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 affect it by infusing your Hopton water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Hopton water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Hopton WF14

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The broadband speed you get at your Hopton home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Hopton with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Hopton Average Download Speed Hopton Average Upload Speed
76.48 Mbps 17.40 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Hopton. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Hopton.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Hopton is the availability. Whilst many homes in Hopton should have access to 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 may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Hopton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Hopton
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads 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.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Hopton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Hopton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hopton.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • 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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Hopton broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Hopton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Hopton. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Hopton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Hopton also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Hopton home is something to think about.

Hopton broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Hopton broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Hopton.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Hopton?

The average broadband speed in Hopton is:

Hopton Average Download Speed Hopton Average Upload Speed
76.48 Mbps 17.40 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 - 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of 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 Hopton, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Hopton house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Hopton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download 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 and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above plus 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Hopton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Hopton is 01806. If you call someone in Hopton, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Hopton call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your 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 Hopton

Residents of Hopton are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the Hopton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hopton right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Hopton

The electricity distribution network operator for Hopton 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 Hopton

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

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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with 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, 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, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Hopton

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Hopton, we've found the five closest municipalities to Hopton.

Closest five municipalities to Hopton
Municipality Distance from Hopton
Waterloo 1.81 miles
Moldgreen 1.81 miles
Kirkheaton 1.81 miles
Dalton 1.81 miles
Almondbury 1.81 miles