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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Rodley

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

About Rodley, West Yorkshire

Rodley LS13 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Rodley?

Rodley water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Rodley

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Rodley 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 write to Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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

Cost of water in Rodley

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

Metered Customers in Rodley

Customers with a water meter at their Rodley 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 Rodley home.

Unmetered Customers in Rodley

Customers who don't have a meter at their Rodley 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 Rodley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Rodley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Rodley water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have 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 Rodley may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Rodley?

The average water bill Rodley residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Rodley water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Rodley bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Rodley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Rodley LS13, 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.

Rodley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Rodley

Is the tap water in Rodley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Rodley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Rodley:

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

Is the water hard in Rodley

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 in Rodley is fewer than 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Rodley is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Rodley more than. medium water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Rodley.

  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.

Rodley No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Rodley home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Rodley.

If there is no water at your Rodley home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Rodley.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. 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. 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.

Rodley water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Rodley property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  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, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Rodley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Rodley water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

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

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

Broadband in Rodley LS13

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Rodley home can vary depending 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
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Rodley 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?

Rodley Average Download Speed Rodley Average Upload Speed
73.85 Mbps 19.10 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Rodley. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it is the only means of connection available.

Things to consider when choosing an internet provider in Rodley?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Rodley.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Rodley is the availability. The majority of homes in Rodley can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area 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 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 Rodley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Rodley
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre 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.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Rodley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Rodley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Rodley.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Rodley broadband value for money

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Rodley. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet service in Rodley. 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 which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Rodley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Rodley should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Rodley home is going to be important.

Rodley broadband technical support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Rodley internet connection is really important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Rodley.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Rodley ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Rodley?

The average internet speed in Rodley is:

Rodley Average Download Speed Rodley Average Upload Speed
73.85 Mbps 19.10 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 type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Rodley, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Rodley home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose when getting connected in Rodley.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices 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 travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Rodley

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Rodley is 01806. If you call someone in Rodley, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Rodley call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the cost of the call should be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your 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.

Gas and Electricity in Rodley

People living in Rodley 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.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Rodley home to the gas and electricity networks.

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Rodley distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Rodley right here.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Rodley

The electricity distribution network operator for Rodley 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 Rodley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, 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, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 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 will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Rodley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Rodley, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Rodley.

Closest five municipalities to Rodley
Municipality Distance from Rodley
Stanningley 1.66 miles
Calverley 1.66 miles
Farsley 1.66 miles
Pudsey 1.66 miles