Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hornsea

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

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About Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hornsea HU18 has a population of 8,432 and is located in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire. East Riding of Yorkshire has a population of 600,259 people.

Who supplies my water in Hornsea?

Hornsea 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 Hornsea

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Hornsea water problems.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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

Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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
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Price of water in Hornsea

Water bill in Hornsea

Water rates in Hornsea depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Hornsea water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Hornsea water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hornsea

Customers that have a water meter at their Hornsea 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 Hornsea home.

Unmetered Customers in Hornsea

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Hornsea will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Hornsea water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Hornsea might work out cheaper.

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 Hornsea?

The average water bill Hornsea residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

How do I pay my Hornsea water bill?

You will first 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Hornsea 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 Hornsea?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hornsea HU18, 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.

Hornsea Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hornsea

Is the tap water in Hornsea safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hornsea come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hornsea:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Hornsea

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 Hornsea is higher than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Hornsea is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hornsea contains slightly elevated levels of minerals that cause hard water. hard water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Hornsea.

  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.

Hornsea No Water

If you have no water in your Hornsea 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 Hornsea.

If there is no water at your Hornsea home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Hornsea.

If there is no 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, 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.

Hornsea water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Hornsea property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Hornsea taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Hornsea water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Hornsea water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Hornsea water.

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

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Broadband Speed in Hornsea HU18

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The broadband speed you get at your Hornsea home depends 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 the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Hornsea with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Hornsea Average Download Speed Hornsea Average Upload Speed
81.20 Mbps 21.40 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Hornsea. 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.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Hornsea?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Hornsea.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Hornsea is the availability. Most homes in Hornsea should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hornsea?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Hornsea
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Hornsea homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Hornsea.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hornsea.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Hornsea broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Hornsea. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a broadband connection in Hornsea. 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.

Hornsea Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hornsea also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Hornsea home will be an important thing to consider.

Hornsea broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Hornsea internet connection is extremely 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 provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hornsea.

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Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Hornsea have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Hornsea?

The average speed of broadband in Hornsea is:

Hornsea Average Download Speed Hornsea Average Upload Speed
81.20 Mbps 21.40 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 - 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 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 a green box on your street in Hornsea, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Hornsea home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Hornsea.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Hornsea

Corded telephone area code Hornsea

The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Hornsea is 01964. If you call someone in Hornsea, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01964 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01964 Hornsea call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Hornsea

People living in Hornsea are able 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 officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Hornsea home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Hornsea distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hornsea in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Hornsea

The electricity distribution network operator for Hornsea 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 [email protected]
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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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

Power Generation near Hornsea

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

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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 tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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.

Municipalities Near Hornsea

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Hornsea, we've found the closest five municipalities to Hornsea.

Closest five municipalities to Hornsea
Municipality Distance from Hornsea
Mappleton -
Bilton 4.2 miles
Patrington 7.18 miles
Hedon 7.18 miles