Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Tingley
If you just moved and have some questions about Tingley? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Tingley will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Tingley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Tingley.
About Tingley, West Yorkshire
Tingley WF3 has a population of 7,652 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.
Who supplies my water in Tingley?
Getting in touch with your water supplier for Tingley
Calling a phone number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Tingley water account.
In the table below you will find the contact 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 Tingley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.
Write to Yorkshire Water
You can also write to Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through 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
Water rates in Tingley
Water rates in Tingley depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Tingley water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Tingley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.
Metered Customers in Tingley
Customers that have a water meter at their Tingley property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Tingley home.
Unmetered Customers in Tingley
Customers without a meter at their Tingley 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 Tingley home.
The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Tingley will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Tingley water rates will 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Tingley may save you money.
Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.
How much is the average water bill in Tingley?
The average water bill Tingley residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.
Expensive Tingley 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 Tingley water bill?
First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 Tingley bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Tingley?
Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tingley WF3, 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.
Tingley Water Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Tingley have about their water supply.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tingley
Is water from the tap in Tingley safe to drink?
Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Tingley. You can rest assured that Tingley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Tingley 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 Tingley water to make it drinkable.
Where does the water in Tingley come from?
There are three main sources of water that supply Tingley:
- Surface sources - 93%
- Groundwater sources - 6%
- Mixed sources - 1%
How hard is the water in Tingley
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 Tingley is less than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Tingley is rated as soft water.
What does this mean?
The water being supplied to your home in Tingley contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.
Water softener isn't needed at your home in Tingley.
Tingley No Water
If you have no water in your Tingley home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Tingley.
If there is no water at your Tingley home, is it only affecting cold water or 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 Tingley.
If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:
- Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to 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.
- Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.
Tingley water leak or flooding
Tingley water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Tingley home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.
If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Tingley property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:
- Call Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
- If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.
Why does the water in Tingley taste strange?
If you find the taste or smell is different with your Tingley water this may be due to one of the following reasons:
- Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
- Seasonal changes can impermeate the Tingley water with an earthy smell or taste.
- Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Tingley 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.
Internet in Tingley WF3
The broadband speed you get at your Tingley 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
- Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
- Which provider you have
Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average connection speed for Tingley with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.
Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?
|Tingley Average Download Speed||Tingley Average Upload Speed|
|76.33 Mbps||14.58 Mbps|
Slow broadband in Tingley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.
The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Tingley. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of households in the UK.
The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, but for some customers in remote areas it is the only means of connection currently available.
What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Tingley?
These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Tingley.
The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Tingley is the availability. Most homes in Tingley should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.
Although, homes that have been built in the last few years should be able to enjoy access to the 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 Tingley?
- Fibre broadband
- This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Tingley
- Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
- Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
- A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
- ADSL or ADSL2
- An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
- Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
- Available to 99.9% of Tingley homes.
- Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
- Only available with Virgin Media.
- Availability can be limited in some parts of Tingley.
- 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
Unlimited GBs in Tingley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.
Tingley broadband value for money
You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Tingley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low cost deal 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 internet service in Tingley. 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 which will be felt by millions of BT customers.
Tingley Broadband Reliability
The reliability of broadband in Tingley must also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, having a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work is really important.
Then in our freetime we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Tingley home is something to think about.
Tingley broadband customer support
Lastly, the customer service of your Tingley internet connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem in a fast and efficient manner should be considered when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Tingley.
In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Tingley have about broadband internet.
Broadband Internet FAQs
Is the internet fast in Tingley?
The average speed of broadband in Tingley is:
|Tingley Average Download Speed||Tingley Average Upload Speed|
|76.33 Mbps||14.58 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 a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
- FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Tingley, from there it's connected to your home 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 Tingley property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes 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 choose when getting connected in Tingley.
|Usual Internet habits||Recommended Download 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|
|Over 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, 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 telephone area code for Tingley
The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Tingley is 0113. When making a call to someone in Tingley, and you're located in a different region, you will need to add 0113 to the number you're calling.
How much does an 0113 Tingley call cost?
If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included as part of your tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.
If you are unsure whether you have inclusive 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? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.
Electricity and Gas in Tingley
People living in Tingley are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, 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 officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Tingley home to the gas network and electricity grid.
In many cases you won't need to contact the Tingley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Tingley right here.
You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide
Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Tingley
The electricity distribution network operator for Tingley 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 six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:
- Electricity North West
- Northern Powergrid
- SSE Networks
- SP Energy Networks
- UK Power Networks
- Western Power Distribution
Looking for greener energy in Tingley?
Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.
Power Generation near Tingley
There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Tingley.
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%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from 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, 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 under construction.
Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.
Municipalities Near Tingley
Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Tingley, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Tingley.