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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Shipley

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

About Shipley, West Yorkshire

Shipley BD17 has a population of 15,483 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Shipley?

Shipley water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Shipley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to discuss your Shipley 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
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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 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
Bradford
BD6 2SZ

Price of water in Shipley

Water bill in Shipley

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

Metered Customers in Shipley

Customers that have a water meter at their Shipley 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 Shipley home.

Unmetered Customers in Shipley

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Shipley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Shipley home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Shipley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Shipley 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Shipley might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Shipley?

The average water bill Shipley residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Shipley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 Shipley bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Shipley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Shipley BD17, 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.

Shipley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Shipley

Is tap water in Shipley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Shipley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Shipley:

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

Is the water hard in Shipley

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 Shipley is less than 60ppm, this means the water in in Shipley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Shipley 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 meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Shipley No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Shipley home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Shipley.

If there is no water at your Shipley home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Shipley.

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

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Shipley water leak or flooding

Shipley water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Shipley 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 Shipley property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Shipley taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Shipley water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

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

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

Internet in Shipley BD17

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

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Shipley with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Shipley Average Download Speed Shipley Average Upload Speed
92.20 Mbps 16.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Shipley. 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 UK households.

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

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Shipley?

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 could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Shipley.

Availability

The first thing to consider before searching for a broadband provider in Shipley is the availability. The majority of homes in Shipley should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location 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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Shipley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Shipley
    • 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 comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Shipley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Shipley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Shipley.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Shipley broadband value for money

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Shipley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Shipley. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Shipley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Shipley should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online which without a reliable broadband connection at your Shipley home will be an important thing to consider.

Shipley broadband customer support

Finally, the customer service of your Shipley internet connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them then having solid customer service that deals with your query in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Shipley.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Shipley have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Shipley?

The average broadband speed in Shipley is:

Shipley Average Download Speed Shipley Average Upload Speed
92.20 Mbps 16.30 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 - this type of connection has 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 - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Shipley, from which it is connected to your property through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Shipley house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table to find out what sort of download speed you should choose when getting connected in Shipley.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband 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, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel 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 landline area code in Shipley

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Shipley is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Shipley, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Shipley call cost?

If you have a call plan 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, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Shipley

Residents of Shipley can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you won't need to contact the Shipley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Shipley in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Shipley

The electricity distribution network operator for Shipley 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 Shipley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Shipley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Shipley, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Shipley.

Closest five municipalities to Shipley
Municipality Distance from Shipley
Saltaire 1.13 miles
Idle 1.55 miles
Apperley Bridge 1.55 miles
Greengates 1.55 miles