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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Mytholmroyd

Are you moving and want to know more about Mytholmroyd? Our utilities guide to Mytholmroyd will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Mytholmroyd water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Mytholmroyd.

About Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire

Mytholmroyd HX7 has a population of 3,949 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Mytholmroyd?

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

How to reach your water provider in Mytholmroyd

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Mytholmroyd water account.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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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You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via 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 Mytholmroyd

Water bill in Mytholmroyd

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

Metered Customers in Mytholmroyd

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

Unmetered Customers in Mytholmroyd

Customers without a meter at their Mytholmroyd 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 Mytholmroyd home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Mytholmroyd is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Mytholmroyd water prices were 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, getting a water meter for your Mytholmroyd might work out cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Mytholmroyd?

The average water bill Mytholmroyd residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Mytholmroyd water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Mytholmroyd bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've 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 Mytholmroyd?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Mytholmroyd HX7, 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.

Mytholmroyd Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Mytholmroyd

Is tap water in Mytholmroyd safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Mytholmroyd come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Mytholmroyd:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Mytholmroyd

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 Mytholmroyd is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Mytholmroyd is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Mytholmroyd 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Mytholmroyd.

Mytholmroyd No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Mytholmroyd home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Mytholmroyd.

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

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. Check 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Mytholmroyd water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Mytholmroyd 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 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 Mytholmroyd taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Mytholmroyd water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Mytholmroyd water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Internet in Mytholmroyd HX7

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The speed of your internet connection at your Mytholmroyd home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Mytholmroyd with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

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

Mytholmroyd Average Download Speed Mytholmroyd Average Upload Speed
33.00 Mbps 8.00 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Mytholmroyd. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Mytholmroyd?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Mytholmroyd.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Mytholmroyd is the availability. The majority of homes in Mytholmroyd should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed 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 Mytholmroyd?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Mytholmroyd
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Mytholmroyd homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Mytholmroyd.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Mytholmroyd.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Mytholmroyd broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Mytholmroyd. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Mytholmroyd. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Mytholmroyd Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Mytholmroyd should 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 keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Mytholmroyd home is something to think about.

Mytholmroyd broadband customer support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Mytholmroyd broadband connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Mytholmroyd.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Mytholmroyd?

The average internet speed in Mytholmroyd is:

Mytholmroyd Average Download Speed Mytholmroyd Average Upload Speed
33.00 Mbps 8.00 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 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Mytholmroyd, from which it is connected to your property 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 Mytholmroyd house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should choose for a broadband service in Mytholmroyd.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Mytholmroyd

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Mytholmroyd is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Mytholmroyd, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Mytholmroyd call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

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

Electricity and Gas in Mytholmroyd

Residents in Mytholmroyd are free 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 regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Mytholmroyd home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Mytholmroyd distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Mytholmroyd in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Mytholmroyd

The electricity distribution network operator for Mytholmroyd 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 Mytholmroyd

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other types 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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Mytholmroyd

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Mytholmroyd, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Mytholmroyd.

Closest five municipalities to Mytholmroyd
Municipality Distance from Mytholmroyd
Heptonstall -
Hebden Bridge -
Cragg Vale -
Todmorden 3.77 miles
Cornholme 3.77 miles