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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Linthwaite

If you've moved and have questions about Linthwaite? Our utilities guide to Linthwaite will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Linthwaite water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Linthwaite.

About Linthwaite, West Yorkshire

Linthwaite HD7 has a population of 3,835 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Linthwaite?

Linthwaite water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Linthwaite

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Linthwaite water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to write 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 Linthwaite

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

Metered Customers in Linthwaite

Customers that have a water meter at their Linthwaite 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 Linthwaite home.

Unmetered Customers in Linthwaite

Customers without a meter at their Linthwaite home have 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 Linthwaite home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Linthwaite is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Linthwaite water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Linthwaite 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 Linthwaite?

The average water bill Linthwaite residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Linthwaite water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Linthwaite bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Linthwaite?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Linthwaite HD7, 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.

Linthwaite Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Linthwaite

Is the tap water in Linthwaite safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Linthwaite come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Linthwaite:

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

How hard is the water in Linthwaite

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 rating in Linthwaite is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Linthwaite is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Linthwaite contains a minimal level 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Linthwaite.

Linthwaite No Water

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

If there is no water at your Linthwaite 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 Linthwaite.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Linthwaite water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Linthwaite property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  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 Linthwaite taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Linthwaite 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 impermeate the Linthwaite water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Linthwaite water.

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

Broadband Speed in Linthwaite HD7

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The speed of your internet connection at your Linthwaite home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Linthwaite 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?

Linthwaite Average Download Speed Linthwaite Average Upload Speed
68.40 Mbps 14.00 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Linthwaite. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Linthwaite?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Linthwaite.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before picking a broadband provider in Linthwaite is the availability. The majority of homes in Linthwaite can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Linthwaite?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Linthwaite
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Linthwaite homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Linthwaite.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Linthwaite.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Linthwaite broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Linthwaite. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Linthwaite. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Linthwaite Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Linthwaite also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Linthwaite home will be an important thing to consider.

Linthwaite broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Linthwaite broadband internet is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Linthwaite.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Linthwaite have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Linthwaite?

The average broadband speed in Linthwaite is:

Linthwaite Average Download Speed Linthwaite Average Upload Speed
68.40 Mbps 14.00 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 - 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 is fibre broadband that is 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 Linthwaite, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Linthwaite house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Linthwaite.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Linthwaite

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Linthwaite is 01806. When making a call to someone in Linthwaite, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Linthwaite call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch 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.

Electricity and Gas in Linthwaite

Residents in Linthwaite are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Linthwaite home to the gas and electricity networks.

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

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Linthwaite

The electricity distribution network operator for Linthwaite 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 Linthwaite

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. 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 is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Linthwaite

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Linthwaite, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Linthwaite.

Closest five municipalities to Linthwaite
Municipality Distance from Linthwaite
Scapegoat Hill -
Marsden -
Golcar -
Cross Gates 2.07 miles