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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Illingworth

If you've moved and have questions about Illingworth? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Illingworth will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Illingworth water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Illingworth.

About Illingworth, West Yorkshire

Illingworth HX2 has a population of 12,739 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Illingworth?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Illingworth

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Illingworth water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with 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 Illingworth

Water bill in Illingworth

Water rates in Illingworth will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Illingworth water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Illingworth water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Illingworth

Customers with a water meter at their Illingworth 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 Illingworth home.

Unmetered Customers in Illingworth

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Illingworth home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Illingworth home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Illingworth is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Illingworth water rates will have been 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Illingworth may save you money.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Illingworth?

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

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How do I pay my Illingworth water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 Illingworth 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 Illingworth?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Illingworth HX2, 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.

Illingworth Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Illingworth

Is tap water in Illingworth safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Illingworth come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Illingworth:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Illingworth

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 Illingworth is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Illingworth is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Illingworth contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Illingworth.

Illingworth No Water

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

If there is no water at your Illingworth home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Illingworth.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. 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, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Illingworth water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Illingworth taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Illingworth 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 impermeate the Illingworth water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Illingworth water.

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

Broadband in Illingworth HX2

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Illingworth with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Illingworth Average Download Speed Illingworth Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Illingworth. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Illingworth?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Illingworth.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Illingworth is what's available. Whilst many homes in Illingworth can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area 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 technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Illingworth?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Illingworth
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Illingworth homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Illingworth.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Illingworth.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Illingworth broadband price

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Illingworth. There are many providers 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 Illingworth. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Illingworth Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Illingworth also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

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

Illingworth broadband technical support

Lastly, the technical support for your Illingworth broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Illingworth.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Illingworth ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Illingworth?

The average broadband speed in Illingworth is:

Illingworth Average Download Speed Illingworth Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get 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 a green box on your street in Illingworth, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Illingworth home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Illingworth.

Main 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your 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 Illingworth

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

How much does an 01806 Illingworth call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your 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, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Illingworth

Residents of Illingworth are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Illingworth distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Illingworth right here.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Illingworth

The electricity distribution network operator for Illingworth 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 Illingworth

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Illingworth

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