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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Tyersal

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

About Tyersal, West Yorkshire

Tyersal BD4 has a population of 2,605 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Tyersal?

Tyersal water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Tyersal

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Tyersal water problems.

Below, you can find the principal telephone 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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You can also get in touch 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.

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 Tyersal

Water bill in Tyersal

Water rates in Tyersal are based on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Tyersal water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Tyersal water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Tyersal

Customers that have a water meter at their Tyersal property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Tyersal home.

Unmetered Customers in Tyersal

Customers without a meter at their Tyersal home will pay an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Tyersal home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Tyersal will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Tyersal water rates would 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? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Tyersal might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Tyersal?

The average water bill Tyersal residents are billed is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Tyersal 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 Tyersal bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single 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 Tyersal?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Tyersal BD4, 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.

Tyersal Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Tyersal

Is the tap water in Tyersal safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Tyersal. You can rest assured that Tyersal water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Tyersal water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Tyersal water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Tyersal come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Tyersal:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Tyersal

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 Tyersal is fewer than 60ppm, that makes the water hardness in in Tyersal is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Tyersal 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. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Tyersal No Water

If you have no water in your Tyersal home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Tyersal.

If there is no water at your Tyersal home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Tyersal.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have 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. Check that your stop tap is open.

Tyersal water leak or flooding

Tyersal water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Tyersal home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Tyersal property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Tyersal taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Tyersal water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Tyersal water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Tyersal water.

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

Internet in Tyersal BD4

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The broadband speed you get at your Tyersal home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Tyersal with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

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

Tyersal Average Download Speed Tyersal Average Upload Speed
89.36 Mbps 16.90 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Tyersal. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

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

What should you consider when choosing an internet provider in Tyersal?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Worry not, we've listed the four important points to think about when choosing an internet provider in Tyersal.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when choosing an internet provider in Tyersal is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Tyersal should have access to fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the 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 Tyersal?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Tyersal
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of more than 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband 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 a standard telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Tyersal homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Tyersal.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Tyersal.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Tyersal broadband cost

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Tyersal. 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 small print of the offer when you sign up for a broadband connection in Tyersal. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Tyersal Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Tyersal also needs consideration, with many of us working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Tyersal home will be an important thing to consider.

Tyersal broadband technical support

Our final tip, the customer support of your Tyersal broadband connection is really important. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when selecting an internet provider in Tyersal.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Tyersal have about broadband internet.

Broadband Internet FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Tyersal?

The average speed of broadband in Tyersal is:

Tyersal Average Download Speed Tyersal Average Upload Speed
89.36 Mbps 16.90 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 speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • 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 a green box on your street in Tyersal, it's then connected to your house via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Tyersal house. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Have a look at the following table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Tyersal.

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
Maximum of 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 the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the landline area code in Tyersal

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

How much does an 01806 Tyersal call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile, the cost of the call should be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus an additional call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Tyersal

People living in Tyersal can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Tyersal home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Tyersal distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Tyersal in this section.

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 Tyersal

The electricity distribution network operator for Tyersal 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 a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover 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 Tyersal

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies each year.

Nuclear Power

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, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. 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, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Tyersal

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are nearby Tyersal, we've found the closest five municipalities to Tyersal.