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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Rawdon

Are you moving and want to know more about Rawdon? Our utilities guide to Rawdon is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Rawdon water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Rawdon.

About Rawdon, West Yorkshire

Rawdon LS19 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Rawdon?

Rawdon water utilities 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 Rawdon

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

In the table below you will find the phone 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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Write to Yorkshire Water

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 write 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 Rawdon

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Water rates in Rawdon depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Rawdon water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Rawdon water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Rawdon

Customers that have a water meter at their Rawdon 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. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Rawdon home.

Unmetered Customers in Rawdon

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Rawdon is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Rawdon water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have 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 Rawdon might work out cheaper.

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 Rawdon?

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

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How do I pay my Rawdon water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Rawdon bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up 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 Rawdon?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Rawdon LS19, 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.

Rawdon Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rawdon

Is tap water in Rawdon safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Rawdon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Rawdon:

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

How hard is the water in Rawdon

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 Rawdon is fewer than 200ppm, this means the water in Rawdon is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Rawdon over. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Rawdon.

  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.

Rawdon No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Rawdon home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Rawdon.

If there is no water at your Rawdon home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Rawdon.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. You can also try the following:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Rawdon water leak or flooding

Rawdon water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Rawdon 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 Rawdon property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Rawdon taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Rawdon water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Rawdon water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Rawdon water.

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

Broadband in Rawdon LS19

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Rawdon home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Rawdon 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?

Rawdon Average Download Speed Rawdon Average Upload Speed
87.70 Mbps 18.33 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Rawdon. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

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

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Rawdon?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Rawdon.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Rawdon is the availability. Whilst many homes in Rawdon can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have limited access to the type of connection.

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

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Rawdon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Rawdon
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre 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.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Rawdon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Rawdon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Rawdon.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • 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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Rawdon broadband price

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Rawdon. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Rawdon. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Rawdon Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Rawdon also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Rawdon home is going to be important.

Rawdon broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Rawdon broadband internet is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Rawdon.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internet fast in Rawdon?

The average internet speed in Rawdon is:

Rawdon Average Download Speed Rawdon Average Upload Speed
87.70 Mbps 18.33 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 - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Rawdon, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Rawdon house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Rawdon.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Rawdon

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Rawdon is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Rawdon, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Rawdon call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included as part of your 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 are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Rawdon

Residents of Rawdon are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

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

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Rawdon distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Rawdon in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Rawdon

The electricity distribution network operator for Rawdon 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 Rawdon

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

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 other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built 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 sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Rawdon

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Rawdon, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Rawdon.

Closest five municipalities to Rawdon
Municipality Distance from Rawdon
Guiseley 1.85 miles
Horsforth 2.13 miles
Idle 2.9 miles
Apperley Bridge 2.9 miles