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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Hyde Park

If you just moved and have some questions about Hyde Park? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Hyde Park will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Hyde Park water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Hyde Park.

About Hyde Park, South Yorkshire

Hyde Park DN4 has a population of 13,990 and is located in the county of South Yorkshire. South Yorkshire has a population of 1,402,918 people.

Who supplies my water in Hyde Park?

Hyde Park water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Hyde Park

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Hyde Park water problems.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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 write to Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via 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

Water rates in Hyde Park

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Water rates in Hyde Park are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Hyde Park water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Hyde Park water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Hyde Park

Customers that have a water meter at their Hyde Park 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 Hyde Park home.

Unmetered Customers in Hyde Park

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Hyde Park home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Hyde Park home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Hyde Park is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Hyde Park 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Hyde Park might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Hyde Park?

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

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How do I pay my Hyde Park water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered with Yorkshire Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Hyde Park bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 Hyde Park?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Hyde Park DN4, 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.

Hyde Park Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Hyde Park

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

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Hyde Park. You can rest assured that Hyde Park water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Hyde Park water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Hyde Park water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Hyde Park come from?

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

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

How hard is the water in Hyde 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 in Hyde Park is over 201ppm, this means the water in Hyde Park is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Hyde Park contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. 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.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Hyde 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.

Hyde Park No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Hyde Park home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Hyde Park.

If there is no water at your Hyde Park home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Hyde Park.

If there is no 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. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Hyde Park water leak or flooding

Hyde Park water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Hyde Park 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 Hyde Park property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean 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 out the online form.

Why does the water in Hyde Park taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Hyde Park water this could be down 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 Hyde Park 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 Hyde Park water.

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

Broadband Speed in Hyde Park DN4

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The broadband speed you get at your Hyde Park home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Hyde Park with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Hyde Park Average Download Speed Hyde Park Average Upload Speed
69.90 Mbps 14.05 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Hyde Park. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection currently available.

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Hyde Park.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Hyde Park is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Hyde Park should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Hyde Park?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Hyde Park
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Hyde Park homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Hyde Park.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Hyde Park.
    • 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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Hyde Park broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Hyde Park. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Hyde Park. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Hyde Park Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Hyde Park must also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Hyde Park home will be an important thing to consider.

Hyde Park broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer support of your Hyde Park internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Hyde Park.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Hyde Park?

The average broadband speed in Hyde Park is:

Hyde Park Average Download Speed Hyde Park Average Upload Speed
69.90 Mbps 14.05 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed 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 Hyde Park, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Hyde Park house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

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 pick for a broadband service in Hyde Park.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Hyde Park

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Hyde Park is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Hyde Park, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Hyde Park call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call is likely to 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 a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Hyde Park

Residents of Hyde Park are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Hyde Park distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Hyde Park in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Hyde Park

The electricity distribution network operator for Hyde 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Hyde Park

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

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%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Hyde Park

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Hyde Park, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Hyde Park.

Closest five municipalities to Hyde Park
Municipality Distance from Hyde Park
Warmsworth 0.01 miles
Belle Vue 0.01 miles
Hexthorpe 0.01 miles
Cantley 0.01 miles
Bessacarr 0.01 miles