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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Mount Tabor

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

About Mount Tabor, West Yorkshire

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

Who supplies my water in Mount Tabor?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Mount Tabor

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

Below, you can find the principal contact 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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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.

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 Mount Tabor

Water bill in Mount Tabor

Water rates in Mount Tabor depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Mount Tabor water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Mount Tabor water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Mount Tabor

Customers with a water meter at their Mount Tabor 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 are for the consumption at your Mount Tabor home.

Unmetered Customers in Mount Tabor

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Mount Tabor home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Mount Tabor home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Mount Tabor is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Mount Tabor 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Mount Tabor may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Mount Tabor?

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

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How do I pay my Mount Tabor 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 offered a choice of payment options 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 Mount Tabor bill. While some customers like an annual payment, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Mount Tabor?

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

Mount Tabor Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mount Tabor

Is tap water in Mount Tabor safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mount Tabor come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mount Tabor:

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

Is the water hard in Mount Tabor

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 Mount Tabor is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Mount Tabor is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Mount Tabor 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 don't need to add a water softener to the water in Mount Tabor.

Mount Tabor No Water

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

If there is no water at your Mount Tabor home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Mount Tabor.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. 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 why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Mount Tabor water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Mount Tabor property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Mount Tabor taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Mount Tabor water this may be due 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 Mount Tabor water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Mount Tabor 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 Mount Tabor HX2

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Mount Tabor home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average broadband speed for Mount Tabor with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Mount Tabor Average Download Speed Mount Tabor Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Mount Tabor. 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 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 picking a broadband provider in Mount Tabor?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Mount Tabor.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Mount Tabor is the availability. Whilst many homes in Mount Tabor can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Mount Tabor?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Mount Tabor
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 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 connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Mount Tabor homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Mount Tabor.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Mount Tabor.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Mount Tabor broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Mount Tabor. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Mount Tabor. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Mount Tabor Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Mount Tabor should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet 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 Mount Tabor home is something to think about.

Mount Tabor broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Mount Tabor broadband connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, 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 you choose a broadband provider in Mount Tabor.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Mount Tabor ask about their broadband.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Mount Tabor?

The average broadband speed in Mount Tabor is:

Mount Tabor Average Download Speed Mount Tabor Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Mount Tabor, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Mount Tabor house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Mount Tabor.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Mount Tabor

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

How much does an 01806 Mount Tabor call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with 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 unsure 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 are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Mount Tabor

Residents in Mount Tabor can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Mount Tabor home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Mount Tabor distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Mount Tabor right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Mount Tabor

The electricity distribution network operator for Mount Tabor 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Mount Tabor

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Towns and Cities Near Mount Tabor

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are nearby Mount Tabor, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Mount Tabor.