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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Ripponden

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

About Ripponden, West Yorkshire

Ripponden HX6 has a population of 4,665 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Ripponden?

Ripponden water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Ripponden

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Ripponden water problems.

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

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 Ripponden

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Water rates in Ripponden are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Ripponden water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Ripponden water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Ripponden

Customers that have a water meter at their Ripponden 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 cover the consumption at your Ripponden home.

Unmetered Customers in Ripponden

Customers without a meter at their Ripponden 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 Ripponden home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Ripponden is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Ripponden 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 are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Ripponden could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Ripponden?

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

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How do I pay my Ripponden water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Ripponden bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Ripponden?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Ripponden HX6, 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.

Ripponden Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Ripponden

Is water from the tap in Ripponden safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Ripponden. You can rest assured that Ripponden water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Ripponden water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Ripponden water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Ripponden come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Ripponden:

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

How hard is the water in Ripponden

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 Ripponden is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Ripponden is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Ripponden contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. 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 Ripponden.

Ripponden No Water

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

If there is no water at your Ripponden home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Ripponden.

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 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. 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.

Ripponden water leak or flooding

Ripponden water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Ripponden 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 Ripponden property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Ripponden taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Ripponden 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 Ripponden water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Ripponden water.

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

Broadband in Ripponden HX6

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average internet speed in Ripponden with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Ripponden Average Download Speed Ripponden Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Ripponden. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

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

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps 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 choosing an internet provider in Ripponden.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Ripponden is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Ripponden can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Ripponden?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Ripponden
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called '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 internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Ripponden homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Ripponden.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Ripponden.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Ripponden broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Ripponden. There are many providers offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Ripponden. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Ripponden Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Ripponden must also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Ripponden home will be an important thing to consider.

Ripponden broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Ripponden 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 is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Ripponden.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Ripponden?

The average internet speed in Ripponden is:

Ripponden Average Download Speed Ripponden Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 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 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Ripponden, 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 Ripponden home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out what sort of download speed you should choose when getting connected in Ripponden.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Ripponden

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Ripponden is 01806. When making a call to someone in Ripponden, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Ripponden call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call will probably be included in that 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 dialling codes does the UK have? 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 Ripponden

People living in Ripponden are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Ripponden home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Ripponden distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Ripponden below.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Ripponden

The electricity distribution network operator for Ripponden 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 Ripponden

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Ripponden

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

Closest five municipalities to Ripponden
Municipality Distance from Ripponden
Sowerby -
Rishworth -
Norland -
West Vale 3.3 miles
Stainland 3.3 miles