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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Liversedge

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

About Liversedge, West Yorkshire

Liversedge WF15 has a population of 17,697 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Liversedge?

Liversedge water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Liversedge

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

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water contact number Yorkshire Water Emergency contact number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Additionally, you can communicate 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

Water rates in Liversedge

Water bill in Liversedge

Water rates in Liversedge are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Liversedge water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Liversedge water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Liversedge

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Liversedge 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Liversedge home.

Unmetered Customers in Liversedge

Customers who don't have a meter at their Liversedge home will pay 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 Liversedge home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Liversedge will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Liversedge water prices were 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, getting a water meter for your Liversedge 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 Liversedge?

The average water bill Liversedge residents are charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Liversedge water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 Liversedge bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Liversedge?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Liversedge WF15, 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.

Liversedge Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Liversedge

Is the tap water in Liversedge safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Liversedge. You can rest assured that Liversedge water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Liversedge water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Liversedge water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Liversedge come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Liversedge:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Liversedge

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Liversedge 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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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Liversedge.

Liversedge No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Liversedge home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Liversedge.

If there is no water at your Liversedge home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Liversedge.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on 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 often post incident 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.

Liversedge water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, 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 Liversedge taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Liversedge water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Liversedge water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Liversedge water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Liversedge WF15

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The broadband speed you get at your Liversedge home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Liversedge with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Liversedge Average Download Speed Liversedge Average Upload Speed
68.20 Mbps 10.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Liversedge. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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 searching for a broadband provider in Liversedge?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Liversedge.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Liversedge is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Liversedge should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Liversedge?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Liversedge
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Liversedge homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Liversedge.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Liversedge.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Liversedge broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Liversedge. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a broadband connection in Liversedge. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Liversedge Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Liversedge must also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with 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 Liversedge home is going to be important.

Liversedge broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Liversedge broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Liversedge.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Liversedge have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Liversedge?

The average speed of broadband in Liversedge is:

Liversedge Average Download Speed Liversedge Average Upload Speed
68.20 Mbps 10.60 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • 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 is fibre broadband that is 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 Liversedge, from which it is connected to your property 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 Liversedge home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should choose for a broadband service in Liversedge.

Main internet uses Recommended 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, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Liversedge

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Liversedge is 01806. When making a call to someone in Liversedge, 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 Liversedge call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Liversedge

Residents in Liversedge can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Liversedge home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Liversedge distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Liversedge 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 Liversedge

The electricity distribution network operator for Liversedge 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 Liversedge

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds 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, 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Liversedge

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Liversedge, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Liversedge.

Closest five municipalities to Liversedge
Municipality Distance from Liversedge
Heckmondwike 0.93 miles
Batley 2.38 miles
Cleckheaton 2.5 miles