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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Skircoat Green

If you've moved and have questions about Skircoat Green? Our utilities guide to Skircoat Green will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Skircoat Green water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Skircoat Green.

About Skircoat Green, West Yorkshire

Skircoat Green HX3 has a population of 12,712 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Skircoat Green?

Skircoat Green water utilities 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 Skircoat Green

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Skircoat Green water problems.

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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, by composing 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

Price of water in Skircoat Green

Water bill in Skircoat Green

Water rates in Skircoat Green will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Skircoat Green water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Skircoat Green water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Skircoat Green

Customers with a water meter at their Skircoat Green house will pay an annual fixed 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 cover the consumption at your Skircoat Green home.

Unmetered Customers in Skircoat Green

Customers without a meter at their Skircoat Green 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 Skircoat Green home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Skircoat Green is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Skircoat Green water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have 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 Skircoat Green might work out cheaper.

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 Skircoat Green?

The average water bill Skircoat Green residents are charged is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Skircoat Green water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details with Yorkshire Water, you can decide how you would like to pay your bill, 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 Skircoat Green bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Skircoat Green?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Skircoat Green HX3, 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.

Skircoat Green Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Skircoat Green

Is tap water in Skircoat Green safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Skircoat Green come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Skircoat Green:

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

Is the water hard in Skircoat Green

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 Skircoat Green is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Skircoat Green is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Skircoat Green contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. There should also be less limescale in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Skircoat Green.

Skircoat Green No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Skircoat Green 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 Skircoat Green.

If there is no water at your Skircoat Green home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Skircoat Green.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of 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.

Skircoat Green water leak or flooding

Skircoat Green water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Skircoat Green home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Skircoat Green property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  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 complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Skircoat Green taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Skircoat Green water this may be due to 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 Skircoat Green water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Skircoat Green water.

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

Broadband Speed in Skircoat Green HX3

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The speed of your internet connection at your Skircoat Green home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Skircoat Green with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Skircoat Green Average Download Speed Skircoat Green Average Upload Speed
75.53 Mbps 12.37 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Skircoat Green. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Skircoat Green?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Skircoat Green.

Availability

The first thing to consider before picking a broadband provider in Skircoat Green is what's available. Whilst many homes in Skircoat Green can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area may have trouble getting fast broadband.

That being said, homes that have been built recently will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Skircoat Green?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Skircoat Green
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet 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.
    • Available to the majority of Skircoat Green homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Skircoat Green.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Skircoat Green.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Skircoat Green broadband cost

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Skircoat Green. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet connection in Skircoat Green. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Skircoat Green Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Skircoat Green also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Skircoat Green home will be an important thing to consider.

Skircoat Green broadband customer service

Finally, the technical support for your Skircoat Green broadband connection is of utmost importance. 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 then having solid customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Skircoat Green.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Skircoat Green?

The average internet speed in Skircoat Green is:

Skircoat Green Average Download Speed Skircoat Green Average Upload Speed
75.53 Mbps 12.37 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

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 is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Skircoat Green, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Skircoat Green property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea the kind of broadband speed you should pick when getting connected in Skircoat Green.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 two radio frequencies internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Skircoat Green

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Skircoat Green is 01806. When making a call to someone in Skircoat Green, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Skircoat Green call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, then the call cost will probably be included in that tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? 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 Skircoat Green

Residents in Skircoat Green can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be maintained and supplied by the local network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Skircoat Green home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you won't need to speak to the Skircoat Green distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Skircoat Green in this section.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Skircoat Green

The electricity distribution network operator for Skircoat Green 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 Skircoat Green

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Skircoat Green

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Skircoat Green, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Skircoat Green.