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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Marsh

If you just moved and have some questions about Marsh? Our utilities guide to Marsh will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Marsh water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Marsh.

About Marsh, West Yorkshire

Marsh HD1 has a population of 4,482 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Marsh?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Marsh

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Marsh water account.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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

Cost of water in Marsh

Water bill in Marsh

Water rates in Marsh are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Marsh water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Marsh water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Marsh

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Marsh 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 Marsh home.

Unmetered Customers in Marsh

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Marsh is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Marsh water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Marsh may save you money.

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 Marsh?

The average water bill Marsh residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Marsh 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 Marsh bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Marsh?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Marsh HD1, 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.

Marsh Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Marsh

Is tap water in Marsh safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Marsh come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Marsh:

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

How hard is the water in Marsh

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 Marsh is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Marsh is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Marsh contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Marsh.

Marsh No Water

If you have no water in your Marsh home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Marsh.

If there is no water at your Marsh home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Marsh.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. 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 often post incident 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.

Marsh water leak or flooding

Marsh water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Marsh home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Marsh property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Marsh taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Marsh water this may be due to 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 infuse the Marsh water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Marsh water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Marsh HD1

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Marsh with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Marsh Average Download Speed Marsh Average Upload Speed
85.35 Mbps 21.15 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Marsh. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Marsh?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Marsh.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Marsh is the issue of availability. Most homes in Marsh can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes 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 networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Marsh?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Marsh
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Marsh homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Marsh.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Marsh.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Marsh broadband cost

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Marsh. 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 fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Marsh. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Marsh Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Marsh should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely 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 Marsh home is something to think about.

Marsh broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Marsh broadband internet is extremely important. 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 is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly should be considered when you choose a broadband provider in Marsh.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Marsh have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Marsh?

The average speed of broadband in Marsh is:

Marsh Average Download Speed Marsh Average Upload Speed
85.35 Mbps 21.15 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 - 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 - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Marsh, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Marsh property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should pick when getting connected in Marsh.

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
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Marsh

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Marsh is 01806. If you call someone in Marsh, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Marsh call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 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 calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Marsh

People living in Marsh are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Marsh home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Marsh distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Marsh right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Marsh

The electricity distribution network operator for Marsh 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 Marsh

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Marsh

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Marsh, we've found the closest five municipalities to Marsh.

Closest five municipalities to Marsh
Municipality Distance from Marsh
Lockwood -
Hillhouse -
Huddersfield -
Sheepridge 0.17 miles
Fixby 0.17 miles