A Complete Guide to Utilities in Stanningley
If you've moved and have questions about Stanningley? Our utilities guide to Stanningley is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Stanningley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Stanningley.
About Stanningley, West Yorkshire
Stanningley LS28 is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Stanningley?
How to reach your water provider in Stanningley
Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Stanningley water issues.
In the table below you will find the telephone 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|
Moving to Stanningley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Yorkshire Water
Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on 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
Water rates in Stanningley
Water rates in Stanningley depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Stanningley water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Stanningley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Stanningley
Customers who have a water meter installed at their Stanningley 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 Stanningley home.
Unmetered Customers in Stanningley
Customers without a meter at their Stanningley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of how much water consumed at your Stanningley home.
Water rates for unmetered customers in Stanningley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Stanningley water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.
Should I get a water meter installed?
It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, installing a water meter at your Stanningley 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 Stanningley?
The average water bill Stanningley residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 per year.
Expensive Stanningley water bills?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.
How do I pay my Stanningley water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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
It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Stanningley 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 you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.
Can I switch the water supplier in Stanningley?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Stanningley LS28, 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.
Stanningley Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Stanningley have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Stanningley
Is tap water in Stanningley safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Stanningley. You can rest assured that Stanningley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Stanningley 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 Stanningley water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Stanningley come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Stanningley:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
Is the water hard in Stanningley
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 Stanningley is below 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Stanningley is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water supply to your home in Stanningley 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 which extends their lifespan.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Stanningley.
Stanningley No Water
If there isn't any running water in your Stanningley home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Stanningley.
If there is no water at your Stanningley home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Stanningley.
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:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
- Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
- Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
- Make sure your stop tap is in the open position.
Stanningley water leak or flooding
Stanningley water problems could be anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Stanningley 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 Stanningley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:
- Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
- If you have access to the internet, 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 Stanningley taste strange?
If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Stanningley water this could be down to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
- Seasonal changes can infuse the Stanningley water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Stanningley water.
If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.
Internet in Stanningley LS28
The broadband speed you get at your Stanningley home depends on several factors such as:
- The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
- How far from the telephone exchange you are
- Placement of your router
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Your internet service provider or ISP
Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Stanningley with our fast and simple speed test.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Stanningley Average Download Speed||Stanningley Average Upload Speed|
|73.85 Mbps||19.10 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Stanningley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Stanningley. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.
ADSL internet connections are the slowest, in some remote parts of the UK this type of connection is the only one available.
Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Stanningley?
In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, maybe even more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. Worry not, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Stanningley.
The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Stanningley is the availability. Most homes in Stanningley should have access to 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 infrastructure when constructing new homes.
Type of connection
How can I connect to the internet in Stanningley?
- Fibre broadband
- This is fastest connection that's currently available in Stanningley
- There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An older type of connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to the majority of Stanningley homes.
- Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Can only choose Virgin Media.
- Restricted availability in some parts of Stanningley.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Stanningley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Stanningley broadband value for money
You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Stanningley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you sign up to a internet connection in Stanningley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Stanningley Broadband Reliability
The reliability of the broadband connection is in Stanningley should also be considered, with many people working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work is a priority.
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 Stanningley home is going to be important.
Stanningley broadband customer support
Our final tip, the customer service of your Stanningley broadband internet is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have 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 can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Stanningley.
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Stanningley have about their internet connection.
Is the internet fast in Stanningley?
The average broadband speed in Stanningley is:
|Stanningley Average Download Speed||Stanningley Average Upload Speed|
|73.85 Mbps||19.10 Mbps|
What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?
In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.
- ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of 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 is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Stanningley, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
- FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Stanningley house. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At present, 31.83% of houses in the UK .
How fast internet should my internet be?
That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a rough guide to which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Stanningley.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Download Speed||Maximum of 2 devices|
|Maximum of 2 devices||Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels 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 telephone area code for Stanningley
The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Stanningley is 01806. If you call someone in Stanningley, and you are not in the same area, you must add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.
How much does an 01806 Stanningley call cost?
If you have calls included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call should be included as part of your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.
If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.
How many telephone area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.
Gas and Electricity Supply in Stanningley
Residents in Stanningley are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be distributed and taken care of by the local network operator.
We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Stanningley home to the gas and electricity networks.
More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Stanningley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can find the distribution network operator for Stanningley 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 Stanningley
The electricity distribution network operator for Stanningley 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|
|Address||RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Stanningley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Stanningley
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Stanningley.
In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.
16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Close By Stanningley
If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Stanningley, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Stanningley.