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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Wyke

Are you moving and want to know more about Wyke? Our utilities guide to Wyke is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Wyke water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Wyke.

About Wyke, West Yorkshire

Wyke BD12 has a population of 276 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Wyke?

Wyke water utilities are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Wyke

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many contact methods to deal with your Wyke water issues.

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, you have the choice of posting 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

Water rates in Wyke

Water bill in Wyke

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

Metered Customers in Wyke

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

Unmetered Customers in Wyke

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

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Wyke will be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Wyke 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 you have a small family, or live alone, getting a water meter for your Wyke may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Wyke?

The average water bill Wyke residents are being charged is £15.50 each month, that's £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Wyke water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account 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 Wyke bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Wyke?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Wyke BD12, 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.

Wyke Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Wyke

Is water from the tap in Wyke safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Wyke come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Wyke:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Wyke

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

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Wyke contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. There should also be less limescale in your appliances which extends their lifespan.

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You don't need to add a water softener to the water in Wyke.

Wyke No Water

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

If there is no water at your Wyke 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 Wyke.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. 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. Check the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, they often post incident updates when there's a problem.
  3. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Wyke water leak or flooding

Wyke water problems might include anything from flooding or a leak, to a burst water main in your Wyke 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 Wyke 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, 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 Wyke taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Wyke 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 impermeate the Wyke water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Wyke water.

If you are unsure about your water's appearance, smell, or taste, you should not hesitate to reach Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Wyke BD12

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Wyke home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

Test your internet speed and see if it matches the average broadband speed for Wyke 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?

Wyke Average Download Speed Wyke Average Upload Speed
97.00 Mbps 15.10 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Wyke. 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 homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection available.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Wyke?

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 could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've listed the four important points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Wyke.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when picking a broadband provider in Wyke is the availability. Most homes in Wyke should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location 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 as developers often tend to install the latest networks when building new homes.

Type of connection

What kinds of internet connection are available in Wyke?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Wyke
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, 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 older type of connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Wyke homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Wyke.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Wyke.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Wyke broadband cost

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You should also think about how much it costs for the broadband in Wyke. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially 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 sign up to a internet service in Wyke. Some providers will raise the price even whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Wyke Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Wyke also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online meaning without an internet connection that's reliable at your Wyke home is going to be important.

Wyke broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Wyke broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support 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 Wyke.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Wyke have about broadband internet.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

What's the average broadband speed in Wyke?

The average speed of broadband in Wyke is:

Wyke Average Download Speed Wyke Average Upload Speed
97.00 Mbps 15.10 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 - this type of connection has 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 kind of fibre connection is first delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Wyke, 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 Wyke house. 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 would depend on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below to find out what sort of download speed you should pick when getting connected in Wyke.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband 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 the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but are able to transmit your data at faster speeds.

What's the telephone area code for Wyke

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Wyke is 01806. If you call someone in Wyke, and you're located in a different region, you must add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Wyke call cost?

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

If you are uncertain whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch 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 Wyke

Residents of Wyke are free to choose their gas and electricity supplier, but whichever supplier they are with, the electricity and gas will always be supplied and maintained by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and they are the company that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Wyke home to the gas and electricity networks.

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

The electricity distribution network operator for Wyke 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 Wyke

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Additionally, a small percentage was produced from other types of fossil fuels (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, 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, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, which is up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. We can expect to see this continue increasing as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Wyke

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

Closest five municipalities to Wyke
Municipality Distance from Wyke
Oakenshaw -
Buttershaw 0.55 miles
Wibsey 0.55 miles
East Bierley 2.07 miles
Tong 2.07 miles