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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Roberttown

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

About Roberttown, West Yorkshire

Roberttown WF15 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Roberttown?

Roberttown water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Roberttown

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Roberttown water issues.

Below, you can find the principal contact 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

Cost of water in Roberttown

Water bill in Roberttown

Water rates in Roberttown depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Roberttown water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Roberttown water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Roberttown

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Roberttown property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, 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 Roberttown home.

Unmetered Customers in Roberttown

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Roberttown home have 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 Roberttown home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Roberttown is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Roberttown 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Roberttown 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 Roberttown?

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

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How do I pay my Roberttown water bill?

You will first need to 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 Roberttown bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, 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 Roberttown?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Roberttown WF15, 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.

Roberttown Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Roberttown

Is the tap water in Roberttown safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Roberttown come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Roberttown:

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

How hard is the water in Roberttown

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 Roberttown is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Roberttown is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Roberttown 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. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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

Roberttown No Water

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

If there is no water at your Roberttown home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Roberttown.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet 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.

Roberttown water leak or flooding

Roberttown water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Roberttown home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Roberttown property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring 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 Roberttown taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Roberttown water this could be down to 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 Roberttown water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Roberttown water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Roberttown WF15

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

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Roberttown 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?

Roberttown Average Download Speed Roberttown Average Upload Speed
68.20 Mbps 10.60 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Roberttown. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Roberttown?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Roberttown.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst choosing an internet provider in Roberttown is the availability. The majority of homes in Roberttown should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Roberttown?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Roberttown
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Roberttown homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Roberttown.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Roberttown.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Roberttown broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Roberttown. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Roberttown. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Roberttown Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Roberttown also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Roberttown home is going to be important.

Roberttown broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Roberttown broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Roberttown.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Roberttown?

The average speed of broadband in Roberttown is:

Roberttown Average Download Speed Roberttown Average Upload Speed
68.20 Mbps 10.60 Mbps

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

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • 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 Roberttown, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Roberttown home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table for a general idea which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Roberttown.

Frequent 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
3-5 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 transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels 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 Roberttown

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Roberttown is 01924. If you call someone in Roberttown, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01924 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01924 Roberttown call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your 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 calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Roberttown

People living in Roberttown can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to 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 Roberttown home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Roberttown distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Roberttown 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 Roberttown

The electricity distribution network operator for Roberttown 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 Roberttown

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

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%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes 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, only one will still be generating energy 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 fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Roberttown

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Roberttown, we've found the five closest municipalities to Roberttown.

Closest five municipalities to Roberttown
Municipality Distance from Roberttown
Heckmondwike 0.93 miles
Batley 2.38 miles
Cleckheaton 2.5 miles