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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Pudsey

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

About Pudsey, West Yorkshire

Pudsey LS28 has a population of 32,216 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Pudsey?

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

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Pudsey

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Pudsey water problems.

In the table below you will find the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water contact number Yorkshire Water Emergency contact 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, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. 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

Water rates in Pudsey

Water bill in Pudsey

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

Metered Customers in Pudsey

Customers with a water meter at their Pudsey home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Pudsey home.

Unmetered Customers in Pudsey

Customers without a meter at their Pudsey home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Pudsey home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Pudsey will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Pudsey water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have 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, having a water meter installed at your Pudsey may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Pudsey?

The average water bill Pudsey residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Pudsey water bill?

First of all, you will 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 Pudsey bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Pudsey?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Pudsey LS28, 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.

Pudsey Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Pudsey have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Pudsey

Is the tap water in Pudsey safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Pudsey come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Pudsey:

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

How hard is the water in Pudsey

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 Pudsey is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Pudsey is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Pudsey contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Pudsey.

Pudsey No Water

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

If there is no water at your Pudsey home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Pudsey.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on 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. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Pudsey water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Pudsey property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Pudsey taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Pudsey 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 affect it by infusing your Pudsey water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Pudsey 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.

Internet in Pudsey LS28

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Pudsey 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?

Pudsey Average Download Speed Pudsey Average Upload Speed
73.85 Mbps 19.10 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Pudsey. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Pudsey?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Pudsey.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Pudsey is the issue of availability. Most homes in Pudsey should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently 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 kinds of internet connection are available in Pudsey?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Pudsey
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Pudsey homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Pudsey.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Pudsey.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Pudsey broadband price

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Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Pudsey. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a internet service in Pudsey. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Pudsey Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Pudsey also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Pudsey home will be an important thing to consider.

Pudsey broadband customer support

Lastly, the customer service of your Pudsey broadband internet is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Pudsey.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Pudsey ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Pudsey?

The average speed of broadband in Pudsey is:

Pudsey Average Download Speed Pudsey Average Upload Speed
73.85 Mbps 19.10 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 - this type of connection has 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 one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Pudsey, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Pudsey house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Pudsey.

Usual Internet habits 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
3-5 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Pudsey

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Pudsey is 01806. When making a call to someone in Pudsey, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Pudsey call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Pudsey

Residents of Pudsey can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained 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 connects your Pudsey home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you won't need to contact the Pudsey distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Pudsey right here.

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 Pudsey

The electricity distribution network operator for Pudsey 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 Pudsey

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of 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 generated from fossil fuels varies 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, only one will still be generating energy 2035. 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, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Pudsey

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Pudsey, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Pudsey.

Closest five municipalities to Pudsey
Municipality Distance from Pudsey
Calverley -
Farsley -
Rodley 1.66 miles
Swinnow 1.66 miles