A Complete Guide to Utilities in Robin Hood
If you just moved and have some questions about Robin Hood? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Robin Hood will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Robin Hood water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Robin Hood.
About Robin Hood, West Yorkshire
Robin Hood WF3 has a population of 3,573 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Robin Hood?
How to get in touch with the water supplier in Robin Hood
Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Robin Hood water problems.
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|
Moving to Robin Hood?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Yorkshire Water
You can also write to Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. 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
Cost of water in Robin Hood
Water rates in Robin Hood are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Robin Hood water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Robin Hood water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Robin Hood
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Robin Hood home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Robin Hood home.
Unmetered Customers in Robin Hood
Customers that don't have a water meter at their Robin Hood home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Robin Hood home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Robin Hood is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Robin Hood water rates will 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 have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Robin Hood could be 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 Robin Hood?
The average water bill Robin Hood residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 per year.
Expensive Robin Hood water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Robin Hood water bill?
First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 Robin Hood bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.
Can I switch the water supplier in Robin Hood?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Robin Hood WF3, 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.
Robin Hood Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Robin Hood have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Robin Hood
Is the tap water in Robin Hood safe to drink?
Yes! You can drink the tap water in Robin Hood. You can rest assured that Robin Hood water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has rated Robin Hood 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 Robin Hood water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Robin Hood come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Robin Hood:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Robin Hood
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 Robin Hood is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Robin Hood is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Robin Hood contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Robin Hood.
Robin Hood No Water
If you have no water in your Robin Hood 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 Robin Hood.
If there is no water at your Robin Hood home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Robin Hood.
If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. You can also try the following:
- Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Check that your stop tap is open.
Robin Hood water leak or flooding
Robin Hood water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Robin Hood 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 Robin Hood property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:
- Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you have access to the internet, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.
Why does the water in Robin Hood taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Robin Hood water this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Robin Hood water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Robin Hood water.
If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.
Broadband in Robin Hood WF3
The broadband speed you get at your Robin Hood home depends on several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- Proximity of the local telephone exchange
- Location of the router in your home
- If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
- Your broadband provider
Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Robin Hood with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Robin Hood Average Download Speed||Robin Hood Average Upload Speed|
|76.33 Mbps||14.58 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Robin Hood?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Robin Hood. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection currently available.
What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Robin Hood?
It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Robin Hood.
The first thing you need to think about whilst searching for a broadband provider in Robin Hood is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Robin Hood should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.
That being said, homes that have been built recently may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest networks when building new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Robin Hood?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest available internet connection in Robin Hood
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 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 connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- High availability with for 99.9% of Robin Hood homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Available only via Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Robin Hood.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Robin Hood?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Robin Hood broadband price
Another important consideration is the monthly cost of broadband in Robin Hood. There are many providers offering a low cost deal 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 broadband connection in Robin Hood. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.
Robin Hood Broadband Reliability
How reliable the broadband is in Robin Hood should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is a priority.
The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Robin Hood home will be an important thing to consider.
Robin Hood broadband customer support
Finally, the customer service of your Robin Hood internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Robin Hood.
Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Robin Hood have about their internet connection.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is the broadband in Robin Hood?
The average broadband speed in Robin Hood is:
|Robin Hood Average Download Speed||Robin Hood Average Upload Speed|
|76.33 Mbps||14.58 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
Put simply, this means the kind of broadband internet connection.
- ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
- Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green boxes on your street in Robin Hood, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Robin Hood house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 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 general idea what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Robin Hood.
|Main internet uses||Recommended Download 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|
|5 devices or more||All the above and 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 signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.
What's the landline area code in Robin Hood
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Robin Hood is 0113. When making a call to someone in Robin Hood, and you are not in the same area, you should add 0113 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 0113 Robin Hood call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.
If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.
How many different area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity Supply in Robin Hood
Residents of Robin Hood can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Robin Hood home to the gas network and electricity grid.
Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Robin Hood distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Robin Hood below.
Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Robin Hood
The electricity distribution network operator for Robin Hood 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Robin Hood?
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Power Generation near Robin Hood
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Robin Hood.
In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors 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 currently under construction.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Near Robin Hood
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Robin Hood, we've found the closest five municipalities to Robin Hood.