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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Weetwood

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

About Weetwood, West Yorkshire

Weetwood LS16 has a population of 14,964 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Weetwood?

Weetwood water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Weetwood

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

Below, you can find the principal contact 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
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Write to Yorkshire Water

You can also get in touch with Yorkshire Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via 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

Water rates in Weetwood

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Water rates in Weetwood will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Weetwood water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Weetwood water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Weetwood

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Weetwood 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. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Weetwood home.

Unmetered Customers in Weetwood

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Weetwood home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Weetwood home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Weetwood will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Weetwood water prices were 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, getting a water meter for your Weetwood may save you money.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Weetwood?

The average water bill Weetwood residents are being charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Weetwood water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered with Yorkshire Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, 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 Weetwood bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. After you've set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Weetwood?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Weetwood LS16, 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.

Weetwood Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Weetwood

Is water from the tap in Weetwood safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Weetwood come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Weetwood:

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

Is the water hard in Weetwood

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 Weetwood is fewer than 200ppm, that means the water hardness in Weetwood is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Weetwood more than. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Weetwood.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Weetwood No Water

If there isn't any running water in your Weetwood home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Weetwood.

If there is no water at your Weetwood home, do you only have no cold water or no 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 Weetwood.

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 explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Weetwood water leak or flooding

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

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can go on the internet at your current location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Weetwood taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Weetwood water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Weetwood water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Weetwood 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.

Broadband in Weetwood LS16

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The broadband speed you get at your Weetwood home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Which provider you have

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average connection speed for Weetwood with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Weetwood Average Download Speed Weetwood Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Weetwood. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

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

What to look for when picking a broadband provider in Weetwood?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points worth considering before picking a broadband provider in Weetwood.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Weetwood is what's available. Most homes in Weetwood should have access to 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 should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Weetwood?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Weetwood
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Weetwood homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Weetwood.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Weetwood.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Weetwood broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Weetwood. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. It's important to read the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Weetwood. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Weetwood Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Weetwood should also be considered, with many people working from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

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 Weetwood home is something to think about.

Weetwood broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Weetwood broadband connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, however, if you have an issue and need to get in touch with them a high level of customer support that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently should be considered when selecting an internet provider in Weetwood.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Weetwood?

The average speed of broadband in Weetwood is:

Weetwood Average Download Speed Weetwood Average Upload Speed
78.55 Mbps 16.88 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

Put simply, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Weetwood, from which it is connected to your property via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Weetwood property. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out which speed you should choose for a broadband service in Weetwood.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Web, email, working from home (WFH), light streaming, social media, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
More than 5 devices All the above plus 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 across longer distances, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the telephone dialling code of Weetwood

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Weetwood is 01806. When making a call to someone in Weetwood, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Weetwood call cost?

If you have a call plan with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have a plan that includes calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

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

Gas and Electricity Supply in Weetwood

Residents of Weetwood are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Weetwood home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Weetwood distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Weetwood right here.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Weetwood

The electricity distribution network operator for Weetwood 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

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  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 Weetwood

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. 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 electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations begin to close, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is currently being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Weetwood

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Weetwood, in the below table you will find the five nearest towns and cities to Weetwood.