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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little London

If you just moved and have some questions about Little London? Our utilities guide to Little London is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Little London water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Little London.

About Little London, West Yorkshire

Little London LS7 has a population of 361 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Little London?

Little London water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Little London

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Little London water issues.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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 Little London

Water bill in Little London

Water rates in Little London depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Little London water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Little London water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Little London

Customers that have a water meter at their Little London house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Little London home.

Unmetered Customers in Little London

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Little London home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Little London home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Little London will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Little London water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not 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 Little London could be cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Little London?

The average water bill Little London residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Little London 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 Little London bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Little London?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little London LS7, 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 London Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little London

Is water from the tap in Little London safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Little London come from?

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

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

Is the water hard in Little London

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 Little London is less than 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Little London is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Little London higher than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Little London.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Little London No Water

If you have no water in your Little London 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 Little London.

If there is no water at your Little London home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Little London.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Little London water leak or flooding

Little London water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Little London home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Little London property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, 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 Little London taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Little London water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Little London water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Little London 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.

Broadband Speed in Little London LS7

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Little London home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Little London 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 London Average Download Speed Little London Average Upload Speed
90.45 Mbps 15.90 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Little London. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of homes 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 available.

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Little London.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Little London is the availability. Whilst many homes in Little London should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Little London?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Little London
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Little London homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Little London.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Little London.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Little London broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Little London. 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 small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Little London. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Little London Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Little London should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Little London home is going to be important.

Little London broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Little London broadband connection is really important. You might never need 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 in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Little London.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Little London?

The average internet speed in Little London is:

Little London Average Download Speed Little London Average Upload Speed
90.45 Mbps 15.90 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Little London, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Little London home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Little London.

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
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Little London

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Little London is 01806. If you call someone in Little London, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Little London call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Little London

Residents in Little London can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Little London home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Little London distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Little London below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Little London

The electricity distribution network operator for Little London 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 Little London

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was 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 produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

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, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, 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 Little London

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Little London, we've found the closest five municipalities to Little London.