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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Marsden

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

About Marsden, West Yorkshire

Marsden HD7 has a population of 3,889 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Marsden?

Marsden water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Marsden

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Marsden water issues.

In the table below you will find the 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 write to 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.

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

Water rates in Marsden

Water bill in Marsden

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

Metered Customers in Marsden

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Marsden 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 cover the consumption at your Marsden home.

Unmetered Customers in Marsden

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Marsden will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Marsden 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Marsden might work out 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 Marsden?

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

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How do I pay my Marsden water bill?

First of all, you will 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Marsden bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up 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 Marsden?

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

Marsden Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Marsden

Is tap water in Marsden safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Marsden come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Marsden:

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

Is the water hard in Marsden

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 Marsden is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Marsden is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Marsden contains just trace amounts 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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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Marsden.

Marsden No Water

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

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

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. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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.

Marsden water leak or flooding

Marsden water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Marsden 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 Marsden property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Marsden taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Marsden 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 Marsden water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Marsden water.

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

Internet in Marsden HD7

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

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

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Marsden 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?

Marsden Average Download Speed Marsden Average Upload Speed
68.40 Mbps 14.00 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Marsden. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Marsden?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Marsden.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Marsden is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Marsden can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Marsden?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Marsden
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Marsden homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Marsden.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Marsden.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Marsden broadband cost

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Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Marsden. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Marsden. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Marsden Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Marsden should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

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

Marsden broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Marsden internet connection is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Marsden.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Marsden?

The average internet speed in Marsden is:

Marsden Average Download Speed Marsden Average Upload Speed
68.40 Mbps 14.00 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, 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 is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds 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 Marsden, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Marsden house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Marsden.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll of the above, 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 signals travel further, 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 landline area code in Marsden

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Marsden is 01806. If you call someone in Marsden, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Marsden call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, 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? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Marsden

Residents in Marsden are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Marsden home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Marsden distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Marsden in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Marsden

The electricity distribution network operator for Marsden 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 Marsden

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

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%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Marsden

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Marsden, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Marsden.

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