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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Newsome

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

About Newsome, West Yorkshire

Newsome HD4 has a population of 911 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Newsome?

Newsome water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Newsome

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Newsome water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to 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

Water rates in Newsome

Water bill in Newsome

Water rates in Newsome are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Newsome water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Newsome water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Newsome

Customers that have a water meter at their Newsome property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 Newsome home.

Unmetered Customers in Newsome

Customers who don't have a meter at their Newsome home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Newsome home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Newsome is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Newsome 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Newsome might work out cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Newsome?

The average water bill Newsome residents are billed is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Newsome water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Newsome bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've 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 Newsome?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Newsome HD4, 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.

Newsome Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Newsome

Is the tap water in Newsome safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Newsome come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Newsome:

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

How hard is the water in Newsome

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 Newsome is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Newsome is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Newsome contains a minimal level 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 extends their lifespan.

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

Newsome No Water

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

If there is no water at your Newsome home, is the problem no cold water or no 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 Newsome.

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. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Newsome water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Newsome taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Newsome 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 affect it by infusing your Newsome water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Newsome water.

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

Broadband in Newsome HD4

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Newsome with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Newsome Average Download Speed Newsome Average Upload Speed
91.03 Mbps 21.67 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Newsome. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Newsome?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Newsome.

Availability

The first thing to consider when picking a broadband provider in Newsome is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Newsome 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.

That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Newsome?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Newsome
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Newsome homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Newsome.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Newsome.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Newsome broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Newsome. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Newsome. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Newsome Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Newsome also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Newsome home is going to be important.

Newsome broadband customer service

Lastly, the technical support for your Newsome internet connection is extremely important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Newsome.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Newsome?

The average broadband speed in Newsome is:

Newsome Average Download Speed Newsome Average Upload Speed
91.03 Mbps 21.67 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Newsome, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Newsome property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when getting connected in Newsome.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Newsome

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Newsome is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Newsome, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Newsome call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, 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, please check with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? 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 Newsome

People living in Newsome can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

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

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Newsome distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Newsome in this section.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Newsome

The electricity distribution network operator for Newsome 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 Newsome

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Newsome

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

Closest five municipalities to Newsome
Municipality Distance from Newsome
Lowerhouses 0.01 miles
Farnley Tyas 0.01 miles
Crosland Moor 0.01 miles
Berry Brow 0.01 miles