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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Savile Town

Are you moving and want to know more about Savile Town? Our complete guide to utilities in Savile Town will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Savile Town water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Savile Town.

About Savile Town, West Yorkshire

Savile Town WF12 has a population of 4,033 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Savile Town?

Savile Town water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Savile Town

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Savile Town water account.

In the table below you will find the telephone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water telephone number Yorkshire Water Emergency telephone 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, 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 Savile Town

Water bill in Savile Town

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

Metered Customers in Savile Town

Customers with a water meter at their Savile Town 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Savile Town home.

Unmetered Customers in Savile Town

Customers without a meter at their Savile Town home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Savile Town home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Savile Town will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Savile Town water prices were 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, getting a water meter for your Savile Town could be 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 Savile Town?

The average water bill Savile Town residents are being charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Savile Town water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Savile Town 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. 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 Savile Town?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Savile Town WF12, 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.

Savile Town Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Savile Town

Is tap water in Savile Town safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Savile Town come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Savile Town:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Savile Town

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Savile Town contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which means they should last longer.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Savile Town.

Savile Town No Water

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

If there is no water at your Savile Town 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 Savile Town.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Savile Town water leak or flooding

Savile Town water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Savile Town home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Savile Town property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean 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 Savile Town taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Savile Town 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 affect it by infusing your Savile Town water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Savile Town water.

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

Broadband Speed in Savile Town WF12

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The broadband speed you get at your Savile Town home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Savile Town 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?

Savile Town Average Download Speed Savile Town Average Upload Speed
87.65 Mbps 17.13 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Savile Town. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Savile Town?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Savile Town.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Savile Town is the availability. The majority of homes in Savile Town can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Savile Town?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Savile Town
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed that's 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Savile Town homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Savile Town.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Savile Town.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Savile Town broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Savile Town. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet service in Savile Town. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Savile Town Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Savile Town also needs consideration, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Savile Town home is something to think about.

Savile Town broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Savile Town broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will 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 a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Savile Town.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Savile Town ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Savile Town?

The average speed of broadband in Savile Town is:

Savile Town Average Download Speed Savile Town Average Upload Speed
87.65 Mbps 17.13 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 - 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Savile Town, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Savile Town house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Savile Town.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Savile Town

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Savile Town is 01924. If you call someone in Savile Town, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01924 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01924 Savile Town call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost should be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know 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 dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Savile Town

Residents of Savile Town can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Savile Town home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Savile Town distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Savile Town below.

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 Savile Town

The electricity distribution network operator for Savile Town 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 Savile Town

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Savile Town

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Savile Town, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Savile Town.

Closest five municipalities to Savile Town
Municipality Distance from Savile Town
Shaw Cross 0.01 miles
Dewsbury 0.01 miles
Chickenley 0.01 miles
Thornhill Lees 0.01 miles
Monk Fryston 1.02 miles