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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Horton

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

About Little Horton, West Yorkshire

Little Horton BD5 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Horton?

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

How to reach your water provider in Little Horton

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Little Horton water issues.

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

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

Water rates in Little Horton

Water bill in Little Horton

Water rates in Little Horton will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Little Horton water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Little Horton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Little Horton

Customers that have a water meter at their Little Horton 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Little Horton home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Horton

Customers who don't have a meter at their Little Horton home have 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 Little Horton home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Little Horton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Little Horton 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Little Horton may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Little Horton?

The average water bill Little Horton residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Little Horton water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered with Yorkshire Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Little Horton 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 how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Little Horton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Horton BD5, 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.

Little Horton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Horton

Is tap water in Little Horton safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Little Horton. You can rest assured that Little Horton water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Little Horton 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 Little Horton water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Little Horton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Little Horton:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Little Horton

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 Little Horton is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Little Horton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Little Horton contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Little Horton No Water

If you have no water in your Little Horton home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Little Horton.

If there is no water at your Little Horton home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Little Horton.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet 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.

Little Horton water leak or flooding

Little Horton water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Little Horton 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 Little Horton property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Little Horton taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Little Horton water this could be because of 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 Little Horton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Little Horton water.

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

Broadband in Little Horton BD5

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The broadband speed you get at your Little Horton home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Little Horton 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?

Little Horton Average Download Speed Little Horton Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Little Horton. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Little Horton?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Little Horton.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Little Horton is what's available. The majority of homes in Little Horton can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Little Horton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Little Horton
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Little Horton homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Little Horton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Little Horton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Little Horton broadband price

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Little Horton. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Little Horton. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Little Horton Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Little Horton also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Little Horton home is going to be important.

Little Horton broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Little Horton 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 high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Little Horton.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Little Horton have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Little Horton?

The average speed of broadband in Little Horton is:

Little Horton Average Download Speed Little Horton Average Upload Speed
106.20 Mbps 16.90 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Little Horton, 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 Little Horton house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Little Horton.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Little Horton

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Little Horton is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Little Horton, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Little Horton call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost should be included in that 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, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Little Horton

People living in Little Horton are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the Little Horton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Little Horton right here.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Little Horton

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Horton 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 Little Horton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of 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 electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, 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, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Little Horton

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

Closest five municipalities to Little Horton
Municipality Distance from Little Horton
West Bowling -
Great Horton 0.33 miles
Lidget Green 0.33 miles
Little Germany 0.69 miles
Bradford city centre 0.69 miles