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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Rishworth

If you've moved and have questions about Rishworth? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Rishworth is going to provide you with everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Rishworth water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Rishworth.

About Rishworth, West Yorkshire

Rishworth HX6 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Rishworth?

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

How to reach your water provider in Rishworth

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Rishworth water issues.

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

You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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

Water rates in Rishworth

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

Metered Customers in Rishworth

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

Unmetered Customers in Rishworth

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Rishworth is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Rishworth water rates would 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, having a water meter installed at your Rishworth might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Rishworth?

The average water bill Rishworth residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Rishworth water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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 may be able to choose how often you pay your Rishworth bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Rishworth?

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

Rishworth Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Rishworth have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rishworth

Is tap water in Rishworth safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Rishworth come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Rishworth:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Rishworth

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 Rishworth is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Rishworth is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Rishworth contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Rishworth.

Rishworth No Water

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

If there is no water at your Rishworth 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 Rishworth.

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

  1. Check 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, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Rishworth water leak or flooding

Rishworth water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Rishworth 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 Rishworth 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 can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Rishworth taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Rishworth 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 affect it by infusing your Rishworth water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Rishworth water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband in Rishworth HX6

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Rishworth home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Rishworth 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?

Rishworth Average Download Speed Rishworth Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Rishworth. 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 internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one currently available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Rishworth?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Rishworth.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Rishworth is the availability. Whilst many homes in Rishworth can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast 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 Rishworth?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Rishworth
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 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 provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Rishworth 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 Rishworth.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Rishworth.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Rishworth broadband cost

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Rishworth. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Rishworth. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Rishworth Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Rishworth should also be considered, with many of us working 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 is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Rishworth home is going to be important.

Rishworth broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Rishworth broadband connection is of utmost importance. You might 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 can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Rishworth.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Rishworth?

The average internet speed in Rishworth is:

Rishworth Average Download Speed Rishworth Average Upload Speed
55.05 Mbps 10.35 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 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 a green box on your street in Rishworth, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Rishworth house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should pick when getting connected in Rishworth.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Rishworth

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Rishworth is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Rishworth, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Rishworth call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Rishworth

Residents of Rishworth are free to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be 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 supplies your Rishworth home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Rishworth distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Rishworth in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Rishworth

The electricity distribution network operator for Rishworth 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 Rishworth

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other types 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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 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, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Rishworth

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Rishworth, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Rishworth.

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