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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Lidget Green

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

About Lidget Green, West Yorkshire

Lidget Green BD7 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Lidget Green?

Lidget Green water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Lidget Green

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Lidget Green 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
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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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 Lidget Green

Water bill in Lidget Green

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

Metered Customers in Lidget Green

Customers with a water meter at their Lidget Green property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 cover the consumption at your Lidget Green home.

Unmetered Customers in Lidget Green

Customers without a meter at their Lidget Green home have 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 Lidget Green home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Lidget Green is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Lidget Green 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Lidget Green might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Lidget Green?

The average water bill Lidget Green residents are charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Lidget Green water bill?

First of all, you will need to 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 Lidget Green 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 Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Lidget Green?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Lidget Green BD7, 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.

Lidget Green Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Lidget Green have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Lidget Green

Is tap water in Lidget Green safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Lidget Green come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Lidget Green:

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

Is the water hard in Lidget Green

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 Lidget Green is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Lidget Green is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Lidget Green 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.

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

Lidget Green No Water

If you have no water in your Lidget Green home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Lidget Green.

If there is no water at your Lidget Green home, is the problem 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 Lidget Green.

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. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet 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.

Lidget Green water leak or flooding

Lidget Green water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Lidget Green home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Lidget Green property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Lidget Green taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Lidget Green water this may be due 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 affect it by infusing your Lidget Green water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Lidget Green water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Lidget Green BD7

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

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

Lidget Green Average Download Speed Lidget Green Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Lidget Green. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, 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 Lidget Green?

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 can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Lidget Green.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Lidget Green is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Lidget Green can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Lidget Green?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Lidget Green
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Lidget Green homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Lidget Green.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Lidget Green.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Lidget Green broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Lidget Green. You will see many broadband providers are 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 sign up to a internet service in Lidget Green. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Lidget Green Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Lidget Green also needs consideration, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Lidget Green home will be an important thing to consider.

Lidget Green broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Lidget Green broadband connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Lidget Green.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Lidget Green?

The average internet speed in Lidget Green is:

Lidget Green Average Download Speed Lidget Green Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 one of those green boxes on your street in Lidget Green, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Lidget Green house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should choose when getting connected in Lidget Green.

Usual Internet habits 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 the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Lidget Green

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

How much does an 01806 Lidget Green 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, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask 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 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 Lidget Green

People living in Lidget Green are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Lidget Green home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Lidget Green distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Lidget Green in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Lidget Green

The electricity distribution network operator for Lidget Green 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 Lidget Green

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

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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (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, 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 produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Lidget Green

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Lidget Green, we've found the closest five municipalities to Lidget Green.

Closest five municipalities to Lidget Green
Municipality Distance from Lidget Green
Bankfoot 0.33 miles
Little Horton 0.33 miles
West Bowling 0.33 miles
Little Germany 0.55 miles
Bradford city centre 0.55 miles