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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hunslet

If you just moved and have some questions about Hunslet? Our utilities guide to Hunslet is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Hunslet water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Hunslet.

About Hunslet, West Yorkshire

Hunslet LS10 has a population of 33,705 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Hunslet?

Hunslet water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Hunslet

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Hunslet water issues.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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

You can also write to 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

Cost of water in Hunslet

Water bill in Hunslet

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

Metered Customers in Hunslet

Customers that have a water meter at their Hunslet home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Hunslet home.

Unmetered Customers in Hunslet

Customers without a meter at their Hunslet home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Hunslet home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Hunslet is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hunslet water rates will 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Hunslet 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 Hunslet?

The average water bill Hunslet residents are charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Hunslet water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Hunslet bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've 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 Hunslet?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hunslet LS10, 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.

Hunslet Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hunslet

Is the tap water in Hunslet safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Hunslet come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Hunslet:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Hunslet

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 Hunslet is fewer than 200ppm, this means the water in Hunslet is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hunslet over. medium 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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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Hunslet.

  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.

Hunslet No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Hunslet home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Hunslet.

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

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 for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Hunslet water leak or flooding

Hunslet water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Hunslet 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 Hunslet 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 problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  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 Hunslet taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Hunslet water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Hunslet 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.

Internet in Hunslet LS10

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Hunslet 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 your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Hunslet with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Hunslet Average Download Speed Hunslet Average Upload Speed
81.80 Mbps 16.85 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Hunslet. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Hunslet?

In 2022, the internet is about 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. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Hunslet.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Hunslet is the availability. Whilst many homes in Hunslet should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hunslet?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Hunslet
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of 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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Hunslet homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Hunslet.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Hunslet.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Hunslet broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Hunslet. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Hunslet. 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.

Hunslet Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hunslet also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Hunslet home is going to be important.

Hunslet broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Hunslet internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Hunslet.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Hunslet?

The average broadband speed in Hunslet is:

Hunslet Average Download Speed Hunslet Average Upload Speed
81.80 Mbps 16.85 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Hunslet, from there it's connected to your home 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 Hunslet property. 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?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Hunslet.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices 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
More than 5 devices 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 telephone dialling code of Hunslet

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Hunslet is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Hunslet, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Hunslet call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost should 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 the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? 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.

Electricity and Gas in Hunslet

Residents of Hunslet are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Hunslet home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Hunslet distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hunslet right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Hunslet

The electricity distribution network operator for Hunslet 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 Hunslet

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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 being built.

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 Hunslet

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

Closest five municipalities to Hunslet
Municipality Distance from Hunslet
Belle Isle -
Leeds 1.03 miles
Beeston 1.04 miles