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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Ogden

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

About Ogden, West Yorkshire

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

Who supplies my water in Ogden?

Ogden water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Ogden

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Ogden water account.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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

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.

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 Ogden

Water bill in Ogden

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

Metered Customers in Ogden

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Ogden 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 are for the consumption at your Ogden home.

Unmetered Customers in Ogden

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Ogden home have 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 Ogden home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Ogden will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Ogden 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 you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Ogden may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Ogden?

The average water bill Ogden residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Ogden water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Ogden bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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 Ogden?

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

Ogden Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Ogden

Is the tap water in Ogden safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Ogden come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Ogden:

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

Is the water hard in Ogden

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 rating for water hardness in Ogden is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Ogden is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Ogden contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. 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 Ogden.

Ogden No Water

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

If there is no water at your Ogden 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 Ogden.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. 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 why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet 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.

Ogden water leak or flooding

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

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Ogden taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Ogden water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Ogden water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Ogden 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 Speed in Ogden HX2

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Ogden with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Ogden Average Download Speed Ogden Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Ogden. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Ogden?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Ogden.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Ogden is the availability. Whilst many homes in Ogden should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Ogden?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Ogden
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as '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 older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Ogden homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Ogden.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Ogden.
    • 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, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Ogden broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Ogden. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Ogden. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Ogden Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Ogden also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Ogden home is something to think about.

Ogden broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer support of your Ogden broadband internet is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid 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 Ogden.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Ogden have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Ogden?

The average broadband speed in Ogden is:

Ogden Average Download Speed Ogden 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 - 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 is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Ogden, 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 Ogden house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Ogden.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Ogden

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Ogden is 01806. When making a call to someone in Ogden, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Ogden call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included with 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 unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Ogden

Residents in Ogden are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Ogden home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Ogden distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Ogden right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Ogden

The electricity distribution network operator for Ogden 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Ogden

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. 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, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Ogden

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Ogden, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Ogden.