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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Mirfield

Are you moving and want to know more about Mirfield? Our complete guide to utilities in Mirfield is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mirfield water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mirfield.

About Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Mirfield WF14 has a population of 19,330 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Mirfield?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Mirfield

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Mirfield water issues.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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

Additionally, you can communicate 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

Water rates in Mirfield

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

Metered Customers in Mirfield

Customers that have a water meter at their Mirfield property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Mirfield home.

Unmetered Customers in Mirfield

Customers without a meter at their Mirfield home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Mirfield home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Mirfield will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Mirfield 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Mirfield 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 Mirfield?

The average water bill Mirfield residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Mirfield water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Mirfield bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Mirfield?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mirfield WF14, 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.

Mirfield Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Mirfield have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mirfield

Is tap water in Mirfield safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mirfield come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mirfield:

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

How hard is the water in Mirfield

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 Mirfield is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Mirfield is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Mirfield contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Mirfield.

Mirfield No Water

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

If there is no water at your Mirfield 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 is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Mirfield.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Mirfield water leak or flooding

Mirfield water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Mirfield home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

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

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 Mirfield taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Mirfield water this could be because of 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 affect it by infusing your Mirfield 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 Mirfield water.

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

Internet in Mirfield WF14

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Mirfield with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Mirfield Average Download Speed Mirfield Average Upload Speed
76.48 Mbps 17.40 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Mirfield. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Mirfield?

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 could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Mirfield.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Mirfield is what's available. The majority of homes in Mirfield should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Mirfield?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Mirfield
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet 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 Mirfield homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Mirfield.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Mirfield.
    • 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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Mirfield broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Mirfield. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Mirfield. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Mirfield Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Mirfield should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Mirfield home is going to be important.

Mirfield broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Mirfield broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Mirfield.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Mirfield?

The average speed of broadband in Mirfield is:

Mirfield Average Download Speed Mirfield Average Upload Speed
76.48 Mbps 17.40 Mbps

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

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 will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Mirfield, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Mirfield home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Mirfield.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Mirfield

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Mirfield is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Mirfield, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Mirfield call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive 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 dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Mirfield

People living in Mirfield are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Mirfield home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Mirfield distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Mirfield in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Mirfield

The electricity distribution network operator for Mirfield 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 Mirfield

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

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 small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Mirfield

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

Closest five municipalities to Mirfield
Municipality Distance from Mirfield
Waterloo 1.81 miles
Moldgreen 1.81 miles
Kirkheaton 1.81 miles
Dalton 1.81 miles
Almondbury 1.81 miles