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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Wortley

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

About Wortley, West Yorkshire

Wortley LS12 has a population of 626 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Wortley?

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

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Wortley

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to deal with your Wortley water account.

In the table below we have listed the main phone 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
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Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, you have the choice of posting 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

Water rates in Wortley

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Water rates in Wortley depend on whether your home has a water meter or not. You can easily check if your Wortley water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Wortley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Wortley

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Wortley home will pay a fixed annual charge, 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 Wortley home.

Unmetered Customers in Wortley

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Wortley 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 Wortley home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Wortley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Wortley water prices were determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have 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, having a water meter installed at your Wortley 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 Wortley?

The average water bill Wortley residents are charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 per year.

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How do I pay my Wortley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with Yorkshire Water. After you register your details 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 should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Wortley 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. After 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 Wortley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Wortley LS12, 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.

Wortley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Wortley

Is the tap water in Wortley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Wortley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Wortley:

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

How hard is the water in Wortley

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 Wortley is fewer than 200ppm, that makes the water hardness in Wortley is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Wortley more than. medium water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Wortley.

  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.

Wortley No Water

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

If there is no water at your Wortley 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 Wortley.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on 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.

Wortley water leak or flooding

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

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Wortley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

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

Why does the water in Wortley taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Wortley water this could be because of 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 infuse the Wortley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Wortley water.

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

Internet in Wortley LS12

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The speed of your internet connection at your Wortley home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you are connected with ethernet or wi-fi
  • Your broadband provider

Test how fast your internet is and see if it matches the average internet speed in Wortley with our fast and simple speed test.

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

Wortley Average Download Speed Wortley Average Upload Speed
77.75 Mbps 16.35 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Wortley. 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 homes in the UK.

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

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Wortley?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, let's take a look at the top four points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Wortley.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Wortley is the availability. Most homes in Wortley should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, those living in rural homes may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently 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 Wortley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Wortley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed that's at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Wortley homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Wortley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Wortley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Wortley broadband cost

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Wortley. You will see many broadband providers are offering a cheap introductory offer for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer when you sign up for a internet connection in Wortley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Wortley Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Wortley should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is a priority.

When we're relaxing we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Wortley home is something to think about.

Wortley broadband customer support

Finally, the technical support for your Wortley broadband internet is really important. You might never need to get in touch with your internet service 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 Wortley.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Wortley have about their internet connection.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Wortley?

The average speed of broadband in Wortley is:

Wortley Average Download Speed Wortley Average Upload Speed
77.75 Mbps 16.35 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 is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Wortley, from which it is connected to your property through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Wortley house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That would depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea what sort of download speed you should pick for a broadband service in Wortley.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices 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
More than 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Wortley

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

How much does an 01806 Wortley call cost?

If you have calls included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you don't know 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.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Wortley

Residents of Wortley can 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.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Wortley home to the gas and electricity networks.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Wortley distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Wortley 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 Wortley

The electricity distribution network operator for Wortley 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 Wortley

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

Fossil Fuels

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

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power accounted for 16.1% of electricity generation in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years 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 being built.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Wortley

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Wortley, in the below table you will find the closest five municipalities to Wortley.

Closest five municipalities to Wortley
Municipality Distance from Wortley
Farnley -
Leeds 0.55 miles
Beeston 0.61 miles
Holbeck 0.61 miles