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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Meanwood

If you've moved and have questions about Meanwood? Our complete guide to utilities in Meanwood will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Meanwood water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Meanwood.

About Meanwood, West Yorkshire

Meanwood LS6 has a population of 2,181 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Meanwood?

Meanwood water utilities 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 Meanwood

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Meanwood water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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 Meanwood

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

Metered Customers in Meanwood

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Meanwood property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 are for the consumption at your Meanwood home.

Unmetered Customers in Meanwood

Customers who don't have a meter at their Meanwood home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Meanwood home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Meanwood is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Meanwood water prices were 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 are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Meanwood may save you money.

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 Meanwood?

The average water bill Meanwood residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Meanwood water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Meanwood bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Meanwood?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Meanwood LS6, 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.

Meanwood Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Meanwood

Is the tap water in Meanwood safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Meanwood come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Meanwood:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Meanwood

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 Meanwood is less than 200ppm, this means the water in Meanwood is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Meanwood over. medium water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Meanwood.

  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.

Meanwood No Water

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

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

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. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Meanwood water leak or flooding

Meanwood water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Meanwood home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Meanwood property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

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

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Meanwood 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 affect it by infusing your Meanwood water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Meanwood water.

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

Broadband in Meanwood LS6

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Meanwood home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Meanwood 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?

Meanwood Average Download Speed Meanwood Average Upload Speed
80.50 Mbps 15.50 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Meanwood. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one that's available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Meanwood?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Meanwood.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Meanwood is what's available. Most homes in Meanwood should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast 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 Meanwood?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Meanwood
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 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 internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Meanwood homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Meanwood.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Meanwood.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Meanwood broadband price

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Meanwood. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Meanwood. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Meanwood Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Meanwood also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Meanwood home will be an important thing to consider.

Meanwood broadband customer support

Finally, the technical support for your Meanwood internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Meanwood.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Meanwood?

The average broadband speed in Meanwood is:

Meanwood Average Download Speed Meanwood Average Upload Speed
80.50 Mbps 15.50 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 reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Meanwood, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Meanwood home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should take when getting connected in Meanwood.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 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 the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Meanwood

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Meanwood is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Meanwood, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Meanwood call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Meanwood

People living in Meanwood can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Meanwood home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Meanwood distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Meanwood right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Meanwood

The electricity distribution network operator for Meanwood 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 Meanwood

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

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%). Furthermore, 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 the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. 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 is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Meanwood

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Meanwood, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Meanwood.

Closest five municipalities to Meanwood
Municipality Distance from Meanwood
Headingley 0.01 miles
Beckett Park 0.01 miles
Hawksworth 0.69 miles