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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Stainland

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

About Stainland, West Yorkshire

Stainland HX4 has a population of 3,178 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Stainland?

Stainland 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 Stainland

Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Stainland water account.

Below, you can find the principal phone 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 write to Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. 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

Water rates in Stainland

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

Metered Customers in Stainland

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

Unmetered Customers in Stainland

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

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Stainland is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Stainland water rates will have been 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? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Stainland might work out 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 Stainland?

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

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How do I pay my Stainland water bill?

First of all, you will 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Stainland bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for 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 Stainland?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Stainland HX4, 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.

Stainland Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Stainland have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Stainland

Is water from the tap in Stainland safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Stainland come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Stainland:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Stainland

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

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Stainland contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. 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 means they should last longer.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Stainland.

Stainland No Water

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

If there is no water at your Stainland 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 Stainland.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. 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. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Stainland water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Stainland property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, 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 Stainland taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Stainland 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 Stainland water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Stainland water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should get in touch with Yorkshire Water using the contact information above.

Internet in Stainland HX4

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Stainland with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Stainland Average Download Speed Stainland Average Upload Speed
59.50 Mbps 11.57 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can have an effect on the speed you get in Stainland. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Stainland?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points worth considering before choosing an internet provider in Stainland.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Stainland is what's available. Whilst many homes in Stainland can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, those living in rural homes 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

How can I connect to the internet in Stainland?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Stainland
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Stainland homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Stainland.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Stainland.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Stainland broadband cost

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Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Stainland. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Stainland. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Stainland Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Stainland must also be considered, with many of us working from home either full-time or part-time, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Stainland home is something to think about.

Stainland broadband technical support

Finally, the customer support of your Stainland internet connection is really important. You might never need 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 can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Stainland.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Stainland have about their internet connection.

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Stainland?

The average internet speed in Stainland is:

Stainland Average Download Speed Stainland Average Upload Speed
59.50 Mbps 11.57 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 - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is 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 Stainland, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Stainland house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should pick when signing up for broadband in Stainland.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone dialling code of Stainland

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Stainland is 01806. If you call someone in Stainland, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Stainland call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included with your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have a plan that includes calls, you should ask your provider before you make 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 Supply in Stainland

Residents in Stainland can choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Stainland home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to speak to the Stainland distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Stainland 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 for Stainland

The electricity distribution network operator for Stainland 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 Stainland

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Stainland

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Stainland, we've found the five nearest towns and cities to Stainland.

Closest five municipalities to Stainland
Municipality Distance from Stainland
Sowood -
Holywell Green -
Greetland -
Barkisland -
Elland 1.28 miles