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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Staincliffe

If you've moved and have questions about Staincliffe? Our utilities guide to Staincliffe is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Staincliffe water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Staincliffe.

About Staincliffe, West Yorkshire

Staincliffe WF13 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Staincliffe?

Staincliffe water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Staincliffe

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

In the table below you will find the telephone 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 write to Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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 Staincliffe

Water bill in Staincliffe

Water rates in Staincliffe will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Staincliffe water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Staincliffe water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Staincliffe

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Staincliffe house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Staincliffe home.

Unmetered Customers in Staincliffe

Customers without a meter at their Staincliffe home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning you'll pay the same no matter how much water you use at your Staincliffe home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Staincliffe will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Staincliffe 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Staincliffe may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Staincliffe?

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

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How do I pay my Staincliffe water bill?

First, you must sign up and 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 Staincliffe bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Staincliffe?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Staincliffe WF13, 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.

Staincliffe Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Staincliffe

Is water from the tap in Staincliffe safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Staincliffe come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Staincliffe:

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

Is the water hard in Staincliffe

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 Staincliffe is fewer than 60ppm, this means the water in in Staincliffe is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Staincliffe 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 which extends their lifespan.

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

Staincliffe No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Staincliffe home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Staincliffe.

If there is no water at your Staincliffe home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Staincliffe.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Staincliffe water leak or flooding

Staincliffe water problems could be anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Staincliffe home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Staincliffe 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 have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Staincliffe taste strange?

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

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you can speak to Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Staincliffe WF13

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • 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 how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Staincliffe with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Staincliffe Average Download Speed Staincliffe Average Upload Speed
85.30 Mbps 16.65 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Staincliffe. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of UK households.

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.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Staincliffe?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet can be unnerving. Worry not, we've listed the four important points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Staincliffe.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Staincliffe is what's available. Most homes in Staincliffe should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Staincliffe?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Staincliffe
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of more than 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 your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Staincliffe homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Staincliffe.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Staincliffe.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Staincliffe broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Staincliffe. There are many providers 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 before you commit to a broadband connection in Staincliffe. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Staincliffe Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Staincliffe should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work 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 Staincliffe home is going to be important.

Staincliffe broadband customer service

Our final tip, the customer service of your Staincliffe internet connection is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Staincliffe.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Staincliffe have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Staincliffe?

The average broadband speed in Staincliffe is:

Staincliffe Average Download Speed Staincliffe Average Upload Speed
85.30 Mbps 16.65 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 - this type of connection has speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 cabinets that you might have near your home in Staincliffe, it's then connected to your house 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 Staincliffe house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table to find out the kind of broadband speed you should pick for a broadband service in Staincliffe.

Main 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 of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above and 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 have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone area code for Staincliffe

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Staincliffe is 01924. If you're calling somebody in Staincliffe, and you are in a different area, you should add 01924 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01924 Staincliffe call cost?

If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost should be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Staincliffe

Residents in Staincliffe are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Staincliffe home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Staincliffe distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Staincliffe right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Staincliffe

The electricity distribution network operator for Staincliffe 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 Staincliffe

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change 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, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 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 strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Staincliffe

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Staincliffe, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Staincliffe.

Closest five municipalities to Staincliffe
Municipality Distance from Staincliffe
Dewsbury Moor -
Batley 1.56 miles
Heckmondwike 1.88 miles