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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Moor Grange

If you just moved and have some questions about Moor Grange? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Moor Grange is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Moor Grange water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Moor Grange.

About Moor Grange, West Yorkshire

Moor Grange LS16 has a population of 1,101 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Moor Grange?

Moor Grange water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Moor Grange

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Moor Grange water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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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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

Cost of water in Moor Grange

Water bill in Moor Grange

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

Metered Customers in Moor Grange

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Moor Grange home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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 Moor Grange home.

Unmetered Customers in Moor Grange

Customers who don't have a meter at their Moor Grange home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Moor Grange home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Moor Grange is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Moor Grange water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have 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 Moor Grange could be 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 Moor Grange?

The average water bill Moor Grange residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Moor Grange water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Moor Grange bill. While some customers like an annual payment, 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 Moor Grange?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Moor Grange LS16, 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.

Moor Grange Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Moor Grange

Is water from the tap in Moor Grange safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Moor Grange. You can rest assured that Moor Grange water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Moor Grange 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 Moor Grange water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Moor Grange come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Moor Grange:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Moor Grange

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 Moor Grange is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Moor Grange is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Moor Grange higher than. 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. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Moor Grange.

  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.

Moor Grange No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Moor Grange home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Moor Grange.

If there is no water at your Moor Grange home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Moor Grange.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. You can also try the following:

  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. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Moor Grange water leak or flooding

Moor Grange water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Moor Grange 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 Moor Grange property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  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 Moor Grange taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Moor Grange water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Moor Grange water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Moor Grange water.

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

Broadband in Moor Grange LS16

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The broadband speed you get at your Moor Grange home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Moor Grange with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Moor Grange Average Download Speed Moor Grange Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Moor Grange. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Moor Grange?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Moor Grange.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Moor Grange is the availability. Whilst many homes in Moor Grange should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

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

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Moor Grange?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Moor Grange
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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 Moor Grange homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Moor Grange.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Moor Grange.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Moor Grange broadband value for money

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Moor Grange. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Moor Grange. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Moor Grange Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Moor Grange also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Moor Grange home is going to be important.

Moor Grange broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Moor Grange broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Moor Grange.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Moor Grange?

The average speed of broadband in Moor Grange is:

Moor Grange Average Download Speed Moor Grange Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Moor Grange, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Moor Grange house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose when signing up for broadband in Moor Grange.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Moor Grange

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Moor Grange is 01806. When making a call to someone in Moor Grange, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Moor Grange call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost will probably be included in that 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 calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Moor Grange

Residents of Moor Grange are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Moor Grange home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Moor Grange distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Moor Grange below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Moor Grange

The electricity distribution network operator for Moor Grange 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 Moor Grange

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

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 amount 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 electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 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, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Moor Grange

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