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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Ireland Wood

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

About Ireland Wood, West Yorkshire

Ireland Wood LS16 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Ireland Wood?

Ireland Wood water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Ireland Wood

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Ireland Wood water problems.

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 write to Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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

Cost of water in Ireland Wood

Water bill in Ireland Wood

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

Metered Customers in Ireland Wood

Customers with a water meter at their Ireland Wood property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Ireland Wood home.

Unmetered Customers in Ireland Wood

Customers who don't have a meter at their Ireland Wood home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Ireland Wood home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Ireland Wood is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Ireland Wood water rates would 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Ireland Wood may save you money.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Ireland Wood?

The average water bill Ireland Wood residents are charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Ireland Wood water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Ireland Wood bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Ireland Wood?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Ireland Wood LS16, 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.

Ireland Wood Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Ireland Wood

Is water from the tap in Ireland Wood safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Ireland Wood come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Ireland Wood:

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

How hard is the water in Ireland Wood

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Ireland Wood higher than. medium water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Ireland Wood.

  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.

Ireland Wood No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Ireland Wood home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Ireland Wood.

If there is no water at your Ireland Wood home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Ireland Wood.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Ireland Wood water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Ireland Wood property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean 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 Ireland Wood taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Ireland Wood water this could be down 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 infuse the Ireland Wood 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 Ireland Wood water.

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

Broadband in Ireland Wood LS16

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Ireland Wood home can vary depending 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
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Ireland Wood with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Ireland Wood Average Download Speed Ireland Wood Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Ireland Wood. 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.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Ireland Wood.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Ireland Wood is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Ireland Wood should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Ireland Wood?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Ireland Wood
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Ireland Wood homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Ireland Wood.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Ireland Wood.
    • 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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Ireland Wood broadband price

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Ireland Wood. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Ireland Wood. 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.

Ireland Wood Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Ireland Wood should also be considered, with so many people that work 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 really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Ireland Wood home will be an important thing to consider.

Ireland Wood broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Ireland Wood internet connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Ireland Wood.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Ireland Wood ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Ireland Wood?

The average internet speed in Ireland Wood is:

Ireland Wood Average Download Speed Ireland Wood Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, 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 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Ireland Wood, it's then connected to your house 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 Ireland Wood house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should take for a broadband service in Ireland Wood.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Ireland Wood

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Ireland Wood is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Ireland Wood, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Ireland Wood call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different 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.

Gas and Electricity in Ireland Wood

People living in Ireland Wood can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

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

More often than not you won't need to contact the Ireland Wood distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Ireland Wood 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 responsible for Ireland Wood

The electricity distribution network operator for Ireland Wood 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 Ireland Wood

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

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 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 is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Ireland Wood

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Ireland Wood, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Ireland Wood.