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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Midgley

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

About Midgley, West Yorkshire

Midgley HX2 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Midgley?

Midgley water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Midgley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Midgley water account.

In the table below you will find the contact 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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You can also get in touch with 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

Cost of water in Midgley

Water bill in Midgley

Water rates in Midgley will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Midgley water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Midgley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Midgley

Customers that have a water meter at their Midgley 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Midgley home.

Unmetered Customers in Midgley

Customers who don't have a meter at their Midgley home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Midgley home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Midgley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Midgley 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Midgley could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Midgley?

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

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How do I pay my Midgley 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 Midgley bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Midgley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Midgley HX2, 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.

Midgley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Midgley

Is water from the tap in Midgley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Midgley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Midgley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Midgley

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 Midgley is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Midgley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Midgley 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. You might also notice less limescale build-up 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 Midgley.

Midgley No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Midgley 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 Midgley.

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

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 information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Midgley water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Midgley 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, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Midgley taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Midgley water this could be down 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 Midgley water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Midgley water.

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

Internet in Midgley HX2

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average connection speed for Midgley with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Midgley Average Download Speed Midgley Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Midgley. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Midgley.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst choosing an internet provider in Midgley is what's available. The majority of homes in Midgley can take advantage of 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 will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Midgley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Midgley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 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.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Midgley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Midgley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Midgley.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Midgley broadband price

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Midgley. 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 small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Midgley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Midgley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Midgley must also be considered, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Midgley home is something to think about.

Midgley broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer service of your Midgley broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Midgley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Midgley?

The average internet speed in Midgley is:

Midgley Average Download Speed Midgley Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed will be slower the further away you are 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 Midgley, it's then connected to your house 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 Midgley house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Midgley.

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
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Midgley

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

How much does an 01806 Midgley call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, 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, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Midgley

Residents in Midgley can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.

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 Midgley home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Midgley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Midgley below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Midgley

The electricity distribution network operator for Midgley 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Midgley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small percentage 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, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Midgley

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