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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Mixenden

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

About Mixenden, West Yorkshire

Mixenden HX2 has a population of 12,739 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Mixenden?

Mixenden water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Mixenden

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Mixenden water issues.

In the table below you will find the contact 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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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.

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

Water rates in Mixenden

Water bill in Mixenden

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

Metered Customers in Mixenden

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

Unmetered Customers in Mixenden

Customers without a meter at their Mixenden 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 Mixenden home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Mixenden will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Mixenden water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Mixenden 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 Mixenden?

The average water bill Mixenden residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Mixenden 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Mixenden bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for 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 Mixenden?

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

Mixenden Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Mixenden have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mixenden

Is the tap water in Mixenden safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mixenden come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mixenden:

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

How hard is the water in Mixenden

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Mixenden contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Mixenden No Water

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

If there is no water at your Mixenden 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 Mixenden.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has 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.

Mixenden water leak or flooding

Mixenden water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Mixenden 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 Mixenden property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring 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 Mixenden taste strange?

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

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Mixenden HX2

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Mixenden Average Download Speed Mixenden Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Mixenden. 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 parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Mixenden?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Mixenden.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Mixenden is what's available. The majority of homes in Mixenden should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast 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 Mixenden?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Mixenden
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed 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 Mixenden homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Mixenden.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Mixenden.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Mixenden broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Mixenden. 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. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Mixenden. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Mixenden Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Mixenden should also be considered, with so many people that work 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.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Mixenden home is going to be important.

Mixenden broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Mixenden broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Mixenden.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Mixenden have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Mixenden?

The average internet speed in Mixenden is:

Mixenden Average Download Speed Mixenden Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Mixenden, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Mixenden 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?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Mixenden.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download 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 and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Mixenden

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Mixenden is 01806. When making a call to someone in Mixenden, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Mixenden call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of 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 uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Mixenden

Residents in Mixenden are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Mixenden home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Mixenden distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Mixenden 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 Mixenden

The electricity distribution network operator for Mixenden 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 Mixenden

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other kinds 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Mixenden

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Mixenden, we've found the closest five municipalities to Mixenden.