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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Low Moor

If you've moved and have questions about Low Moor? Our utilities guide to Low Moor is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Low Moor water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Low Moor.

About Low Moor, West Yorkshire

Low Moor BD12 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Low Moor?

Low Moor water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Low Moor

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Low Moor water issues.

In the table below you will find the phone 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 also submit your request on the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 Low Moor

Water bill in Low Moor

Water rates in Low Moor will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Low Moor water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Low Moor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Low Moor

Customers that have a water meter at their Low Moor 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 Low Moor home.

Unmetered Customers in Low Moor

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Low Moor home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Low Moor home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Low Moor is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Low Moor water rates would 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Low Moor could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Low Moor?

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

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How do I pay my Low Moor water bill?

First of all, you will 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Low Moor bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Low Moor?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Low Moor BD12, 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.

Low Moor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Low Moor

Is tap water in Low Moor safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Low Moor. You can rest assured that Low Moor water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Low Moor 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 Low Moor water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Low Moor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Low Moor:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Low Moor

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Low Moor 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 which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Low Moor.

Low Moor No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Low Moor home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Low Moor.

If there is no water at your Low Moor home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Low Moor.

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. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Low Moor water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact 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 out the online form.

Why does the water in Low Moor taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Low Moor 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 impermeate the Low Moor 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 Low Moor water.

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

Internet in Low Moor BD12

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

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

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Low Moor with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Low Moor Average Download Speed Low Moor Average Upload Speed
97.00 Mbps 15.10 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Low Moor. 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.

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

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Low Moor?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Low Moor.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Low Moor is what's available. Most homes in Low Moor should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Low Moor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Low Moor
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach 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.
    • Available to 99.9% of Low Moor homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Low Moor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Low Moor.
    • 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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Low Moor broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Low Moor. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Low Moor. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Low Moor Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Low Moor should also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely 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 Low Moor home is going to be important.

Low Moor broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Low Moor broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Low Moor.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Low Moor?

The average speed of broadband in Low Moor is:

Low Moor Average Download Speed Low Moor Average Upload Speed
97.00 Mbps 15.10 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Low Moor, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Low Moor home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a general idea which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Low Moor.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Low Moor

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

How much does an 01806 Low Moor call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably 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 an additional call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Low Moor

Residents in Low Moor can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Low Moor home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Low Moor distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Low Moor below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Low Moor

The electricity distribution network operator for Low Moor 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 Low Moor

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

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 tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 begin to close, 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Low Moor

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Low Moor, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Low Moor.

Closest five municipalities to Low Moor
Municipality Distance from Low Moor
Oakenshaw -
Buttershaw 0.55 miles
Wibsey 0.55 miles
East Bierley 2.07 miles
Tong 2.07 miles