A Complete Guide to Utilities in Laisterdyke
If you just moved and have some questions about Laisterdyke? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Laisterdyke will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Laisterdyke water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Laisterdyke.
About Laisterdyke, West Yorkshire
Laisterdyke BD4 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Laisterdyke?
How to reach your water provider in Laisterdyke
Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Laisterdyke water problems.
Below, you can find the principal telephone 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|
Moving to Laisterdyke?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Yorkshire Water
You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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
Price of water in Laisterdyke
Water rates in Laisterdyke are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Laisterdyke water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Laisterdyke water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Laisterdyke
Customers with a water meter at their Laisterdyke 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 Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Laisterdyke home.
Unmetered Customers in Laisterdyke
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Laisterdyke home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Laisterdyke home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Laisterdyke is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Laisterdyke 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?
That depends on how much water you consume. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Laisterdyke 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 Laisterdyke?
The average water bill Laisterdyke residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.
Expensive Laisterdyke water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Laisterdyke water bill?
You will first need to 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
It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Laisterdyke bill. While some customers like an 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.
Can I switch the water supplier in Laisterdyke?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Laisterdyke BD4, 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.
Laisterdyke Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Laisterdyke have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Laisterdyke
Is the tap water in Laisterdyke safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Laisterdyke. You can rest assured that Laisterdyke water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Laisterdyke 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 Laisterdyke water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Laisterdyke come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Laisterdyke:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
What's the water hardness rating in Laisterdyke
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 Laisterdyke is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Laisterdyke is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Laisterdyke contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.
You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Laisterdyke.
Laisterdyke No Water
If there isn't any running water in your Laisterdyke home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Laisterdyke.
If there is no water at your Laisterdyke 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 Laisterdyke.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Laisterdyke water leak or flooding
Laisterdyke water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Laisterdyke 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 Laisterdyke property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
- 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 Laisterdyke taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Laisterdyke water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Laisterdyke water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Laisterdyke 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 Speed in Laisterdyke BD4
The speed of your broadband connection at your Laisterdyke home can vary depending on several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Location of the router in your home
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Your broadband provider
Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Laisterdyke with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Laisterdyke Average Download Speed||Laisterdyke Average Upload Speed|
|89.36 Mbps||16.90 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Laisterdyke?
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Laisterdyke. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.
What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Laisterdyke?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Laisterdyke.
The first point to bear in mind before choosing an internet provider in Laisterdyke is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Laisterdyke should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.
Although, homes that have been built 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 Laisterdyke?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Laisterdyke
- 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 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 Laisterdyke homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Laisterdyke.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Laisterdyke?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Laisterdyke broadband price
You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Laisterdyke. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Laisterdyke. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Laisterdyke Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Laisterdyke should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is really important.
When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Laisterdyke home will be an important thing to consider.
Laisterdyke broadband technical support
Our final tip, the customer support of your Laisterdyke broadband connection is extremely important. 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 deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Laisterdyke.
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Laisterdyke ask about their broadband.
Is the internet fast in Laisterdyke?
The average broadband speed in Laisterdyke is:
|Laisterdyke Average Download Speed||Laisterdyke Average Upload Speed|
|89.36 Mbps||16.90 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
- 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 Laisterdyke, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Laisterdyke home. 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 will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should take for a broadband service in Laisterdyke.
|Frequent internet uses||Recommended Broadband Download Speed||Up to 2 devices|
|Up to 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|
|More than 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.
What's the landline area code in Laisterdyke
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Laisterdyke is 01806. When making a call to someone in Laisterdyke, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 01806 Laisterdyke call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 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 making the call 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity in Laisterdyke
Residents in Laisterdyke are able 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 regional network operator.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Laisterdyke home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Laisterdyke distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Laisterdyke 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 Laisterdyke
The electricity distribution network operator for Laisterdyke 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|
|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:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Laisterdyke
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Laisterdyke.
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 tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.
16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce 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 being built.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Towns and Cities Near Laisterdyke
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Laisterdyke, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Laisterdyke.