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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Methley

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

About Methley, West Yorkshire

Methley LS26 has a population of 1,184 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Methley?

Methley water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Methley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Methley water problems.

In the table below you will find the telephone 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 get in touch 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

Price of water in Methley

Water bill in Methley

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

Metered Customers in Methley

Customers with a water meter at their Methley 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 cover the consumption at your Methley home.

Unmetered Customers in Methley

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Methley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Methley water rates will 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Methley might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Methley?

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

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How do I pay my Methley water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details with Yorkshire Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Methley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Methley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Methley LS26, 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.

Methley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Methley

Is tap water in Methley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Methley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Methley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Methley

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 in Methley is below 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Methley is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Methley higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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You should add a water softener to the water in Methley.

  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.

Methley No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Methley home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Methley.

If there is no water at your Methley home, do you only have 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 Methley.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. 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 the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet 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.

Methley water leak or flooding

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

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

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Methley taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Methley water this could be because of 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 Methley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Methley water.

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

Broadband in Methley LS26

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The speed of your internet connection at your Methley home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Methley 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?

Methley Average Download Speed Methley Average Upload Speed
70.25 Mbps 14.70 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Methley. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available 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 currently available.

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

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Methley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Methley is what's available. Whilst many homes in Methley should have access to fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Methley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Methley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Methley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Methley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Methley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Methley broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Methley. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Methley. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Methley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Methley should also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Methley home will be an important thing to consider.

Methley broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer service of your Methley broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Methley.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Methley ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Methley?

The average internet speed in Methley is:

Methley Average Download Speed Methley Average Upload Speed
70.25 Mbps 14.70 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 boxes on your street in Methley, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Methley house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Methley.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Methley

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Methley is 01977. If you call someone in Methley, and you are in a different area, you must add 01977 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01977 Methley call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call should be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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 a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different 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 in Methley

People living in Methley can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to 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 and operates the infrastructure that connect your Methley home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Methley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Methley in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Methley

The electricity distribution network operator for Methley 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Methley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Methley

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Methley, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Methley.