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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Paddock

Are you moving and want to know more about Paddock? Our utilities guide to Paddock will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Paddock water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Paddock.

About Paddock, West Yorkshire

Paddock HD1 has a population of 3,117 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Paddock?

Paddock water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Paddock

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Paddock water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main 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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Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to send 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 Paddock

Water bill in Paddock

Water rates in Paddock will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Paddock water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Paddock water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Paddock

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

Unmetered Customers in Paddock

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Paddock home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Paddock home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Paddock is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Paddock 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 are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Paddock may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Paddock?

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

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How do I pay my Paddock water bill?

You will first need to 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Paddock bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, 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 your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Paddock?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Paddock HD1, 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.

Paddock Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Paddock

Is the tap water in Paddock safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Paddock come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Paddock:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Paddock

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 Paddock is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Paddock is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Paddock contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Paddock No Water

If you have no water in your Paddock home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Paddock.

If there is no water at your Paddock home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Paddock.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these 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. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Paddock water leak or flooding

Paddock water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Paddock home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Paddock property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 Paddock taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Paddock 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 Paddock 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 Paddock water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Paddock HD1

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Paddock 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?

Paddock Average Download Speed Paddock Average Upload Speed
85.35 Mbps 21.15 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Paddock. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Paddock?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Paddock.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Paddock is what's available. Most homes in Paddock should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Paddock?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Paddock
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a 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 internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Paddock homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Paddock.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Paddock.
    • 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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Paddock broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Paddock. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Paddock. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Paddock Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Paddock also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Paddock home will be an important thing to consider.

Paddock broadband customer service

Our final tip, the technical support for your Paddock broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Paddock.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Paddock have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Paddock?

The average internet speed in Paddock is:

Paddock Average Download Speed Paddock Average Upload Speed
85.35 Mbps 21.15 Mbps

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

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Paddock, 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 Paddock home. 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 general idea which speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Paddock.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Paddock

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Paddock is 01806. If you call someone in Paddock, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Paddock call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost should be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Paddock

People living in Paddock are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Paddock home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Paddock distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Paddock right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Paddock

The electricity distribution network operator for Paddock 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 Paddock

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

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 fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

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 hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Paddock

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Paddock, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Paddock.

Closest five municipalities to Paddock
Municipality Distance from Paddock
Lockwood -
Hillhouse -
Huddersfield -
Sheepridge 0.17 miles
Fixby 0.17 miles