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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Woodhouse

Are you moving and want to know more about Woodhouse? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Woodhouse will help you to find out everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Woodhouse water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Woodhouse.

About Woodhouse, West Yorkshire

Woodhouse LS2 has a population of 215 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Woodhouse?

Woodhouse water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Woodhouse

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Woodhouse water account.

In the table below you will find the 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, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via 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

Cost of water in Woodhouse

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Water rates in Woodhouse are based on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Woodhouse water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Woodhouse water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Woodhouse

Customers that have a water meter at their Woodhouse 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 Woodhouse home.

Unmetered Customers in Woodhouse

Customers who don't have a meter at their Woodhouse home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Woodhouse home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Woodhouse will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Woodhouse 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? 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 Woodhouse might work out 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 Woodhouse?

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

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How do I pay my Woodhouse water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Woodhouse 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 how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Woodhouse?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Woodhouse LS2, 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.

Woodhouse Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Woodhouse

Is tap water in Woodhouse safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Woodhouse come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Woodhouse:

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

How hard is the water in Woodhouse

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

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Woodhouse higher than. medium water means your water is not as effective at cleaning dishes, glassware, clothes, or even your body. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

Selectra recommends

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

  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.

Woodhouse No Water

If you have no water in your Woodhouse home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is a widespread issue affecting Woodhouse.

If there is no water at your Woodhouse home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Woodhouse.

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. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  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.

Woodhouse water leak or flooding

Woodhouse water problems can include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Woodhouse home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you find a water leak or flooding that's not inside your Woodhouse 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 have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Yorkshire Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Woodhouse taste strange?

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

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can infuse the Woodhouse water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Woodhouse water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Broadband Speed in Woodhouse LS2

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Woodhouse home is dependant upon several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

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

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

Woodhouse Average Download Speed Woodhouse Average Upload Speed
80.20 Mbps 16.80 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Woodhouse. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get 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 some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

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

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, maybe even more important. That means choosing an internet service provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points to think about when picking a broadband provider in Woodhouse.

Availability

The first thing to consider whilst picking a broadband provider in Woodhouse is the issue of availability. The majority of homes in Woodhouse can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband 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 because property developers will often choose to install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Woodhouse?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Woodhouse
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are known as 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of more than 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 delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Woodhouse homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Woodhouse.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Woodhouse.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • 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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Woodhouse broadband price

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You should also think about the monthly cost of broadband in Woodhouse. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet connection in Woodhouse. Some providers may even increase the price during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Woodhouse Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Woodhouse must also be considered, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Woodhouse home is something to think about.

Woodhouse broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer service of your Woodhouse broadband connection is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Woodhouse.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Woodhouse?

The average speed of broadband in Woodhouse is:

Woodhouse Average Download Speed Woodhouse Average Upload Speed
80.20 Mbps 16.80 Mbps

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

To put it in simple terms, these are the different kinds of 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 fibre broadband that is 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 Woodhouse, it's then connected to your house 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 Woodhouse property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when getting connected in Woodhouse.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), 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 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 kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Woodhouse

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Woodhouse is 01806. When making a call to someone in Woodhouse, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Woodhouse call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included as part of your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Woodhouse

People living in Woodhouse are able to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Woodhouse home to the electricity grid and gas networks.

Most of the time you won't need to contact the Woodhouse distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Woodhouse 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 in Woodhouse

The electricity distribution network operator for Woodhouse 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 Woodhouse

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

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

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, 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 generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Woodhouse

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Woodhouse, we've found the closest five municipalities to Woodhouse.

Closest five municipalities to Woodhouse
Municipality Distance from Woodhouse
Leeds 0.65 miles
Little London 0.7 miles
Chapel Allerton 0.7 miles