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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Slaithwaite

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

About Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire

Slaithwaite HD7 has a population of 3,450 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Slaithwaite?

Slaithwaite water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Slaithwaite

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Slaithwaite water problems.

Below, you can find the principal contact numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone 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 submit your request on the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to write 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 Slaithwaite

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

Metered Customers in Slaithwaite

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Slaithwaite 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 Slaithwaite home.

Unmetered Customers in Slaithwaite

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Slaithwaite is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Slaithwaite water rates would have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Slaithwaite could be cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Slaithwaite?

The average water bill Slaithwaite residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Slaithwaite water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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

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

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Slaithwaite HD7, 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.

Slaithwaite Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Slaithwaite

Is water from the tap in Slaithwaite safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Slaithwaite come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Slaithwaite:

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

How hard is the water in Slaithwaite

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 Slaithwaite is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Slaithwaite is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Slaithwaite contains a minimal level 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 shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Slaithwaite.

Slaithwaite No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Slaithwaite home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Slaithwaite.

If there is no water at your Slaithwaite home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Slaithwaite.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. 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. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.

Slaithwaite water leak or flooding

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

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Slaithwaite property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your 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 Slaithwaite taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Slaithwaite 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 infuse the Slaithwaite water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Slaithwaite water.

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

Broadband in Slaithwaite HD7

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

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

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Slaithwaite with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Slaithwaite Average Download Speed Slaithwaite Average Upload Speed
68.40 Mbps 14.00 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Slaithwaite. 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 homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one available.

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Slaithwaite?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Slaithwaite.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst choosing an internet provider in Slaithwaite is what's available. The majority of homes in Slaithwaite can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes 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 because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Slaithwaite?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is fastest connection that's currently available in Slaithwaite
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Slaithwaite homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Slaithwaite.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Slaithwaite.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Slaithwaite broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Slaithwaite. There are many providers offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Slaithwaite. Some providers will raise the price even before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Slaithwaite Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Slaithwaite also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Slaithwaite home will be an important thing to consider.

Slaithwaite broadband technical support

Lastly, the customer support of your Slaithwaite broadband connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Slaithwaite.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Slaithwaite have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Slaithwaite?

The average broadband speed in Slaithwaite is:

Slaithwaite Average Download Speed Slaithwaite Average Upload Speed
68.40 Mbps 14.00 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • 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 is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to a green box on your street in Slaithwaite, it's then connected to your house through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Slaithwaite home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should choose for a broadband service in Slaithwaite.

Main internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 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
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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Slaithwaite

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Slaithwaite is 01806. If you call someone in Slaithwaite, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Slaithwaite call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, please check with your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Slaithwaite

Residents of Slaithwaite can choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is supplied and maintained by the local network operator.

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

In many cases you will never need to ever contact the Slaithwaite distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Slaithwaite below.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Slaithwaite

The electricity distribution network operator for Slaithwaite 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 Slaithwaite

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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 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 currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources 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 Slaithwaite

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Slaithwaite, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Slaithwaite.

Closest five municipalities to Slaithwaite
Municipality Distance from Slaithwaite
Marsden -
Linthwaite -
Golcar -
Cross Gates 2.07 miles