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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Kinsley

If you've moved and have questions about Kinsley? Our complete guide to utilities in Kinsley will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Kinsley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Kinsley.

About Kinsley, West Yorkshire

Kinsley WF9 has a population of 4,287 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Kinsley?

Kinsley water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Kinsley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Kinsley water account.

In the table below you will find the phone 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

Price of water in Kinsley

Water bill in Kinsley

Water rates in Kinsley depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Kinsley water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Kinsley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Kinsley

Customers with a water meter at their Kinsley 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 Kinsley home.

Unmetered Customers in Kinsley

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Kinsley home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Kinsley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Kinsley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Kinsley 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, having a water meter installed at your Kinsley could be 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 Kinsley?

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

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How do I pay my Kinsley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 Kinsley 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. As soon as you've set up your 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 Kinsley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Kinsley WF9, 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.

Kinsley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Kinsley

Is water from the tap in Kinsley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Kinsley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Kinsley:

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

Is the water hard in Kinsley

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 rating for water hardness in Kinsley is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Kinsley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Kinsley contains just trace amounts 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Kinsley.

Kinsley No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Kinsley home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Kinsley.

If there is no water at your Kinsley home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Kinsley.

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, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Kinsley water leak or flooding

Kinsley water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Kinsley home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Kinsley 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 access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Kinsley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Kinsley water this could be because of 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 Kinsley water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Kinsley water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Kinsley WF9

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The broadband speed you get at your Kinsley home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average connection speed for Kinsley 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?

Kinsley Average Download Speed Kinsley Average Upload Speed
39.20 Mbps 9.70 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Kinsley. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one that's available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Kinsley?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Kinsley.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Kinsley is the availability. The majority of homes in Kinsley 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 networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Kinsley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Kinsley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Kinsley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Kinsley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Kinsley.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Kinsley broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Kinsley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet service in Kinsley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Kinsley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Kinsley also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Kinsley home is something to think about.

Kinsley broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Kinsley internet connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Kinsley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Kinsley?

The average broadband speed in Kinsley is:

Kinsley Average Download Speed Kinsley Average Upload Speed
39.20 Mbps 9.70 Mbps

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

Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Kinsley, 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 Kinsley property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

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

Usual Internet habits Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Kinsley

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Kinsley is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Kinsley, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Kinsley call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call will probably be included as part of your 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 calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Kinsley

Residents of Kinsley are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Kinsley home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Kinsley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Kinsley below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Kinsley

The electricity distribution network operator for Kinsley 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Kinsley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, 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 electricity was generated by 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, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Kinsley

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Kinsley, we've found the five closest municipalities to Kinsley.