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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Scammonden

If you just moved and have some questions about Scammonden? Our utilities guide to Scammonden will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Scammonden water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Scammonden.

About Scammonden, West Yorkshire

Scammonden HD3 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Scammonden?

Scammonden water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Scammonden

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many options to deal with your Scammonden water account.

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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
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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

Water rates in Scammonden

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

Metered Customers in Scammonden

Customers that have a water meter at their Scammonden house will pay an annual fixed 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 are for the consumption at your Scammonden home.

Unmetered Customers in Scammonden

Customers who don't have a meter at their Scammonden home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of how much water consumed at your Scammonden home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Scammonden is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Scammonden 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Scammonden might work out cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Scammonden?

The average water bill Scammonden residents are billed is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Scammonden water bill?

First of all, you will need to 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 Scammonden bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After 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 Scammonden?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Scammonden HD3, 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.

Scammonden Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Scammonden

Is water from the tap in Scammonden safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Scammonden come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Scammonden:

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

Is the water hard in Scammonden

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 rating in Scammonden is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Scammonden is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Scammonden contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Scammonden.

Scammonden No Water

If you have no water in your Scammonden home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Scammonden.

If there is no water at your Scammonden 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 Scammonden.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Scammonden water leak or flooding

Scammonden water problems could be anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Scammonden 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 Scammonden property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Scammonden taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Scammonden water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Scammonden water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Scammonden 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.

Internet in Scammonden HD3

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Scammonden home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Scammonden with our fast and simple speed test.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Scammonden Average Download Speed Scammonden Average Upload Speed
67.90 Mbps 16.77 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Scammonden. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Scammonden?

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 to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Scammonden.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Scammonden is the availability. The majority of homes in Scammonden should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years may already have access to 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 Scammonden?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Scammonden
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Scammonden homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Scammonden.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Scammonden.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Scammonden broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Scammonden. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the fine print of the deal before you commit to a internet connection in Scammonden. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Scammonden Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Scammonden also needs consideration, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

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 Scammonden home is something to think about.

Scammonden broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Scammonden internet connection is really important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Scammonden.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Scammonden have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

What's the average broadband speed in Scammonden?

The average broadband speed in Scammonden is:

Scammonden Average Download Speed Scammonden Average Upload Speed
67.90 Mbps 16.77 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 will be slower the further away you are 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 Scammonden, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Scammonden property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Scammonden.

Usual Internet habits 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
Up to 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Scammonden

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Scammonden is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Scammonden, and you are not in the same area, you should add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Scammonden call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone 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 inclusive calls, please check with your provider before you make the call 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. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Scammonden

Residents in Scammonden are free to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Scammonden home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Scammonden distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Scammonden in this section.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Scammonden

The electricity distribution network operator for Scammonden 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 Scammonden

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. 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 generated from fossil fuels varies 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, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Near Scammonden

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Scammonden, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Scammonden.