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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Osmondthorpe

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

About Osmondthorpe, West Yorkshire

Osmondthorpe LS9 has a population of 6,233 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Osmondthorpe?

Osmondthorpe water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Osmondthorpe

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

In the table below you will find the 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 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.

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

Price of water in Osmondthorpe

Water bill in Osmondthorpe

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

Metered Customers in Osmondthorpe

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Osmondthorpe 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 Osmondthorpe home.

Unmetered Customers in Osmondthorpe

Customers without a meter at their Osmondthorpe home will pay 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 Osmondthorpe home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Osmondthorpe is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Osmondthorpe water rates will 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? 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 Osmondthorpe may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Osmondthorpe?

The average water bill Osmondthorpe residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Osmondthorpe water bill?

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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Osmondthorpe bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Osmondthorpe?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Osmondthorpe LS9, 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.

Osmondthorpe Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Osmondthorpe

Is tap water in Osmondthorpe safe to drink?

Yes! It's safe to drink the tap water in Osmondthorpe. You can rest assured that Osmondthorpe water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Osmondthorpe water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Osmondthorpe water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Osmondthorpe come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Osmondthorpe:

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

How hard is the water in Osmondthorpe

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 Osmondthorpe is below 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Osmondthorpe is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Osmondthorpe higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Osmondthorpe.

  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.

Osmondthorpe No Water

If you have no water in your Osmondthorpe home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Osmondthorpe.

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

If there is no 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. 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Osmondthorpe water leak or flooding

Osmondthorpe water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Osmondthorpe 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 Osmondthorpe property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Osmondthorpe taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Osmondthorpe water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Osmondthorpe water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Osmondthorpe water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Osmondthorpe LS9

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The broadband speed you get at your Osmondthorpe home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Osmondthorpe with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Osmondthorpe Average Download Speed Osmondthorpe Average Upload Speed
84.13 Mbps 15.60 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Osmondthorpe. 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 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 Osmondthorpe?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Osmondthorpe.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before picking a broadband provider in Osmondthorpe is the availability. Most homes in Osmondthorpe should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Osmondthorpe?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Osmondthorpe
    • 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 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.
    • Available to the majority of Osmondthorpe homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Osmondthorpe.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Osmondthorpe.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Osmondthorpe broadband cost

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Osmondthorpe. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Osmondthorpe. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Osmondthorpe Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Osmondthorpe must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband 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 Osmondthorpe home is going to be important.

Osmondthorpe broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Osmondthorpe broadband connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Osmondthorpe.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Osmondthorpe?

The average speed of broadband in Osmondthorpe is:

Osmondthorpe Average Download Speed Osmondthorpe Average Upload Speed
84.13 Mbps 15.60 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 speed will be slower the further away you are from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 Osmondthorpe, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Osmondthorpe house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Osmondthorpe.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Osmondthorpe

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

How much does an 01806 Osmondthorpe call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of 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 uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many telephone 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 Osmondthorpe

Residents of Osmondthorpe are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local 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 Osmondthorpe home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Osmondthorpe distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Osmondthorpe 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 responsible for Osmondthorpe

The electricity distribution network operator for Osmondthorpe 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 Osmondthorpe

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other types 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Osmondthorpe

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Osmondthorpe, we've found the closest five municipalities to Osmondthorpe.