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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Sheepridge

Are you moving and want to know more about Sheepridge? Our complete guide to utilities in Sheepridge is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Sheepridge water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Sheepridge.

About Sheepridge, West Yorkshire

Sheepridge HD2 has a population of 1,541 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Sheepridge?

Sheepridge water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Sheepridge

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Sheepridge water issues.

In the table below we have listed the main 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
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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through 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 Sheepridge

Water bill in Sheepridge

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

Metered Customers in Sheepridge

Customers with a water meter at their Sheepridge home will pay a fixed annual 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Sheepridge home.

Unmetered Customers in Sheepridge

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

Water rates for unmetered customers in Sheepridge is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Sheepridge 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Sheepridge may save you money.

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 Sheepridge?

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

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How do I pay my Sheepridge 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 offered a choice of payment options 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 Sheepridge bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you 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 Sheepridge?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Sheepridge HD2, 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.

Sheepridge Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Sheepridge

Is water from the tap in Sheepridge safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Sheepridge. You can rest assured that Sheepridge water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Sheepridge water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, meaning that your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Sheepridge water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Sheepridge come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Sheepridge:

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

Is the water hard in Sheepridge

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Sheepridge contains just trace amounts 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 extends their lifespan.

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

Sheepridge No Water

If you have no water in your Sheepridge home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Sheepridge.

If there is no water at your Sheepridge 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 Sheepridge.

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

  1. Check the "In Your Area" sections of 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. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Sheepridge water leak or flooding

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

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Sheepridge taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Sheepridge water this may be due 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 Sheepridge water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Sheepridge water.

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

Internet in Sheepridge HD2

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Sheepridge home depends on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Sheepridge with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Sheepridge Average Download Speed Sheepridge Average Upload Speed
67.90 Mbps 16.77 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect your download and upload speed in Sheepridge. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection that's available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Sheepridge?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Sheepridge.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst searching for a broadband provider in Sheepridge is the availability. The majority of homes in Sheepridge can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed in the last few years 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 Sheepridge?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Sheepridge
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, we call them '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 internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Sheepridge homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Sheepridge.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Sheepridge.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Sheepridge broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Sheepridge. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a broadband connection in Sheepridge. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Sheepridge Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Sheepridge must also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Sheepridge home is going to be important.

Sheepridge broadband customer support

Finally, the technical support for your Sheepridge internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support 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 Sheepridge.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Sheepridge ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Sheepridge?

The average speed of broadband in Sheepridge is:

Sheepridge Average Download Speed Sheepridge Average Upload Speed
67.90 Mbps 16.77 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 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Sheepridge, 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 Sheepridge property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below to find out which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Sheepridge.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 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
5 devices or more 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Sheepridge

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Sheepridge is 01806. If you call someone in Sheepridge, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Sheepridge call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch 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. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Sheepridge

Residents of Sheepridge are free to 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 local network operator.

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

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Sheepridge distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Sheepridge right here.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Sheepridge

The electricity distribution network operator for Sheepridge 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 six electricity distribution network operators in 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 Sheepridge

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (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, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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 currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Sheepridge

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Sheepridge, we've found the closest five municipalities to Sheepridge.