Utilities in <u>Thackley

Need help with your utilities in Thackley?

The team of Selectra advisors are on hand to help you every step of the way.

Trusted by thousands of UK householders

4.5/5

based on 1,010 reviews

Ad

Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Thackley

Are you moving and want to know more about Thackley? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Thackley is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Thackley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Thackley.

About Thackley, West Yorkshire

Thackley BD10 has a population of 16,135 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Thackley?

Thackley water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Thackley

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Thackley water issues.

Below, you can find the principal 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
Selectra manSelectra blue

Moving to Thackley?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Sort out all your bills in one call today.

Ad
Selectra manSelectra blue

Moving to Thackley?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.

Ad

Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also write to Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through 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

Cost of water in Thackley

Water bill in Thackley

Water rates in Thackley depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Thackley water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Thackley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Thackley

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

Unmetered Customers in Thackley

Customers without a meter at their Thackley home have 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 Thackley home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Thackley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Thackley 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? That depends on how much water you consume. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Thackley could be cheaper.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Thackley?

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

water billSelectra blue

Expensive Thackley water bills?

Speak with the Selectra team to save on other home bills. Don't let water ruin your budget.

Ad
water billSelectra blue

Expensive Thackley water bills?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.

Ad

How do I pay my Thackley water bill?

You will first 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

You may be able to choose how often you pay your Thackley 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 often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Thackley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Thackley BD10, 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.

Thackley Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answers to the most frequently asked questions that customers in Thackley have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Thackley

Is water from the tap in Thackley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Thackley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Thackley:

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

How hard is the water in Thackley

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Thackley contains a minimal level of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

Selectra recommends

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

Thackley No Water

If you have no water in your Thackley 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 Thackley.

If there is no water at your Thackley home, is it only affecting cold water or hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Thackley.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Check 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 will often tweet 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.

Thackley water leak or flooding

Thackley water problems can include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Thackley 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 Thackley property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Thackley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Thackley 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 impermeate the Thackley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Thackley water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Thackley BD10

Thackleyinternet connected globe

The broadband speed you get at your Thackley home depends on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

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

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

Thackley Average Download Speed Thackley Average Upload Speed
85.60 Mbps 18.30 Mbps
blue selectra broadband routerSelectra blue

Slow broadband in Thackley?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Get better broadband and TV for less!

Ad
blue selectra broadband routerSelectra blue

Slow broadband in Thackley?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.

Ad

The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Thackley. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in parts of the UK that are more remote it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Thackley?

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 can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Thackley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about whilst picking a broadband provider in Thackley is the availability. The majority of homes in Thackley should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

However, new builds and properties that have been constructed 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 Thackley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Thackley
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Thackley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Thackley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Thackley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
blue sim cardSelectra blue

Unlimited data in Thackley?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Get an unlimited GB deal for less!

Ad
blue sim cardSelectra blue

Unlimited GBs in Thackley?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.

Ad
broadband connections options

Thackley broadband value for money

Thackley broadband bill

You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Thackley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. It's important to read the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a broadband connection in Thackley. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Thackley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Thackley must also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to do your work can be extremely important.

The times when we're not working we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Thackley home is going to be important.

Thackley broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Thackley internet connection is of utmost importance. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them a provider with excellent customer service that is able to solve your issue in a fast and efficient manner is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Thackley.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Thackley?

The average broadband speed in Thackley is:

Thackley Average Download Speed Thackley Average Upload Speed
85.60 Mbps 18.30 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 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 a green box on your street in Thackley, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Thackley property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

It really does depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to which speed you should choose when getting connected in Thackley.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, 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 of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 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 transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Thackley

Corded telephone area code Thackley

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Thackley is 01806. If you call someone in Thackley, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Thackley call cost?

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

If you don't know whether you have inclusive calls, you should ask your provider before calling to avoid unexpected charges on your bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Thackley

Residents of Thackley are free 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 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 supplies your Thackley home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Thackley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Thackley below.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Thackley

The electricity distribution network operator for Thackley 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
Green Light BulbSelectra blue

Looking for greener energy in Thackley?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Do your bit for the environment in one call today.

Ad
Green Light BulbSelectra blue

Looking for greener energy in Thackley?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.

Ad

Power Generation near Thackley

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

Fossil Fuels

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 small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

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 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Thackley

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Thackley, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Thackley.

Closest five municipalities to Thackley
Municipality Distance from Thackley
Apperley Bridge -
Greengates -
Baildon 1.55 miles
Shipley 1.55 miles