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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Rastrick

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

About Rastrick, West Yorkshire

Rastrick HD6 has a population of 11,351 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Rastrick?

Rastrick water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Rastrick

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

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. 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 Rastrick

Water bill in Rastrick

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

Metered Customers in Rastrick

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Rastrick 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Rastrick home.

Unmetered Customers in Rastrick

Customers without a meter at their Rastrick home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Rastrick home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Rastrick will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Rastrick water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Rastrick could be cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Rastrick?

The average water bill Rastrick residents are billed is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Rastrick water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Rastrick bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Rastrick?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Rastrick HD6, 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.

Rastrick Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rastrick

Is the tap water in Rastrick safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Rastrick come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Rastrick:

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

Is the water hard in Rastrick

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 in Rastrick is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Rastrick is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Rastrick 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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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Rastrick.

Rastrick No Water

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

If there is no water at your Rastrick 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 Rastrick.

If there is 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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Rastrick water leak or flooding

Rastrick water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Rastrick home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Rastrick property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 Rastrick taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Rastrick 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 Rastrick water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Rastrick HD6

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The speed of your internet connection at your Rastrick home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Rastrick 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?

Rastrick Average Download Speed Rastrick Average Upload Speed
67.65 Mbps 18.15 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Rastrick. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only 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 choosing an internet provider in Rastrick?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Rastrick.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before choosing an internet provider in Rastrick is the issue of availability. Most homes in Rastrick should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Rastrick?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Rastrick
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Rastrick homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Rastrick.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Rastrick.
    • 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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Rastrick broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Rastrick. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Rastrick. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Rastrick Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Rastrick should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, having a reliable internet 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 Rastrick home will be an important thing to consider.

Rastrick broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Rastrick broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query efficiently and quickly should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Rastrick.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Rastrick?

The average speed of broadband in Rastrick is:

Rastrick Average Download Speed Rastrick Average Upload Speed
67.65 Mbps 18.15 Mbps

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

In simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - this type of connection has speeds 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to a green box on your street in Rastrick, it's then connected to your house through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Rastrick home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should take when getting connected in Rastrick.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Rastrick

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

How much does an 01806 Rastrick call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before making 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. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Rastrick

People living in Rastrick are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional 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 Rastrick home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Rastrick distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Rastrick 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 in Rastrick

The electricity distribution network operator for Rastrick 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 Rastrick

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

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%). Furthermore, a small percentage 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Rastrick

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Rastrick, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Rastrick.

Closest five municipalities to Rastrick
Municipality Distance from Rastrick
Brighouse 0.01 miles
Cleckheaton 2.06 miles
Gomersal 2.06 miles
Scholes 2.06 miles