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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Potternewton

If you just moved and have some questions about Potternewton? Our utilities guide to Potternewton will explain in detail everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Potternewton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Potternewton.

About Potternewton, West Yorkshire

Potternewton LS7 has a population of 1,378 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Potternewton?

Potternewton water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Potternewton

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Potternewton water problems.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone 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 also send your request via 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

Cost of water in Potternewton

Water bill in Potternewton

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

Metered Customers in Potternewton

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

Unmetered Customers in Potternewton

Customers who don't have a meter at their Potternewton home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Potternewton home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Potternewton is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Potternewton water rates would 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Potternewton could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Potternewton?

The average water bill Potternewton residents are charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Potternewton 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Potternewton 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 Potternewton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Potternewton LS7, 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.

Potternewton Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Potternewton

Is water from the tap in Potternewton safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Potternewton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Potternewton:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Potternewton

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 Potternewton is less than 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Potternewton is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Potternewton more than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

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

  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.

Potternewton No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Potternewton 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 Potternewton.

If there is no water at your Potternewton home, do you only have 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 Potternewton.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Potternewton water leak or flooding

Potternewton water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Potternewton home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Potternewton property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Potternewton taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Potternewton water this could be because of 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 affect it by infusing your Potternewton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Potternewton water.

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

Internet in Potternewton LS7

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

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

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

Potternewton Average Download Speed Potternewton Average Upload Speed
90.45 Mbps 15.90 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Potternewton. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only 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 is the only means of connection available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Potternewton?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Potternewton.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Potternewton is what's available. Whilst many homes in Potternewton should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Potternewton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Potternewton
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Potternewton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Potternewton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Potternewton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Potternewton broadband price

Potternewton broadband bill

Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Potternewton. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Potternewton. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Potternewton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Potternewton should also be considered, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Potternewton home will be an important thing to consider.

Potternewton broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Potternewton broadband internet is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Potternewton.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Potternewton have about their internet connection.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Potternewton?

The average broadband speed in Potternewton is:

Potternewton Average Download Speed Potternewton Average Upload Speed
90.45 Mbps 15.90 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Potternewton, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Potternewton house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Potternewton.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Potternewton

Corded telephone area code Potternewton

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

How much does an 01806 Potternewton call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone 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.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Potternewton

People living in Potternewton are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

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

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Potternewton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Potternewton below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Potternewton

The electricity distribution network operator for Potternewton 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 Potternewton

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Potternewton

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Potternewton, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Potternewton.