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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Killingbeck

Are you moving and want to know more about Killingbeck? Our utilities guide to Killingbeck is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Killingbeck water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Killingbeck.

About Killingbeck, West Yorkshire

Killingbeck LS14 has a population of 6,436 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Killingbeck?

Killingbeck water services are supplied by United Utilities. Here are the main contact numbers for United Utilities, and Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water suppliers in Killingbeck

Ringing a contact number for United Utilities or Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Killingbeck water issues.

United Utilities contact numbers

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities contact number United Utilities Emergency contact number
0345 672 2888 0345 672 3723
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Yorkshire Water contact numbers

In the table below you will find the 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

Write to United Utilities or Yorkshire Water

Additionally, you can communicate with United Utilities or Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the United Utilities or Yorkshire Water website.

United Utilities

If you prefer to send a letter to United Utilities can do so by writing to the United Utilities address below:

United Utilities Address
United Utilities, PO Box 453
Warrington
WA55 1SE

Yorkshire Water

If you prefer to send 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 Killingbeck

Water bill in Killingbeck

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

Metered Customers in Killingbeck

Customers with a water meter at their Killingbeck house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of United Utilities or Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Killingbeck home.

Unmetered Customers in Killingbeck

Customers without a meter at their Killingbeck home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Killingbeck home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Killingbeck is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Killingbeck 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Killingbeck 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 Killingbeck?

The average water bill Killingbeck residents are being charged will depend on which water company supplies your home. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Per Year
United Utilities £16.83 £202
Yorkshire Water £15.50 £186
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How do I pay my Killingbeck water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with United Utilities or Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with United Utilities or 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 Killingbeck bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your United Utilities or Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Killingbeck?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Killingbeck LS14, your water suppliers are United Utilities and 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.

Killingbeck Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Killingbeck

Is water from the tap in Killingbeck safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Killingbeck come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Killingbeck:

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

How hard is the water in Killingbeck

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 Killingbeck is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Killingbeck is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Killingbeck more than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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

  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.

Killingbeck No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Killingbeck 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 Killingbeck.

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

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities or Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities or Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of United Utilities or Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Killingbeck water leak or flooding

Killingbeck water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Killingbeck 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 Killingbeck property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

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

Why does the water in Killingbeck taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Killingbeck water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Killingbeck water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Killingbeck water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with United Utilities or Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Killingbeck LS14

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Killingbeck home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Killingbeck 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?

Killingbeck Average Download Speed Killingbeck Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 15.00 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Killingbeck. 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 households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Killingbeck?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Killingbeck.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Killingbeck is the availability. Most homes in Killingbeck can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Killingbeck?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Killingbeck
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Killingbeck homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Killingbeck.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Killingbeck.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Killingbeck broadband price

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Killingbeck. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Killingbeck. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Killingbeck Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Killingbeck 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 stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Killingbeck home is going to be important.

Killingbeck broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Killingbeck broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Killingbeck.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Killingbeck?

The average speed of broadband in Killingbeck is:

Killingbeck Average Download Speed Killingbeck Average Upload Speed
86.10 Mbps 15.00 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Killingbeck, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Killingbeck property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Killingbeck.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband 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 the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices All the above and 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Killingbeck

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Killingbeck is 01806. When making a call to someone in Killingbeck, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Killingbeck call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Killingbeck

Residents in Killingbeck are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Killingbeck home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Killingbeck distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Killingbeck in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Killingbeck

The electricity distribution network operator for Killingbeck 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 Killingbeck

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other types 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, 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Killingbeck

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Killingbeck, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Killingbeck.

Closest five municipalities to Killingbeck
Municipality Distance from Killingbeck
Whinmoor -
Scarcroft -
Seacroft -
Thorner -
Gipton 2.08 miles