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Your Complete Guide to Utilities in Yeadon

If you've moved and have questions about Yeadon? Our complete guide to utilities in Yeadon is going to provide you with everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Yeadon water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Yeadon.

About Yeadon, West Yorkshire

Yeadon LS19 has a population of 19,668 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Yeadon?

Yeadon water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

Getting in touch with your water supplier for Yeadon

Speaking to an advisor at Yorkshire Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Yeadon 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

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to write 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 Yeadon

Water bill in Yeadon

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

Metered Customers in Yeadon

Customers that have a water meter at their Yeadon house will pay an annual fixed 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 Yeadon home.

Unmetered Customers in Yeadon

Customers without a meter at their Yeadon 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 Yeadon home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Yeadon is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Yeadon 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 are single, or have a small family, installing a water meter at your Yeadon may save you money.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Yeadon?

The average water bill Yeadon residents are charged is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 a year.

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How do I pay my Yeadon water bill?

First of all, you will 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

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Yeadon 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. When you 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 Yeadon?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Yeadon LS19, 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.

Yeadon Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Yeadon

Is water from the tap in Yeadon safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Yeadon come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Yeadon:

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

How hard is the water in Yeadon

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 Yeadon is less than 200ppm, this means the water in Yeadon is rated as medium water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Yeadon over. medium water means your home appliances are less effective and may increase your bills, your soap and shampoo will also be less effective. There may also be more limescale in your appliances and the taste of your tap water may be affected.

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Adding a softener to the water is recommended in Yeadon.

  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.

Yeadon No Water

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

If there is no water at your Yeadon home, is the problem no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Yeadon.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for advice. In this case you should try the following 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. Ask your neighbours whether they have the same issue as you.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Yeadon water leak or flooding

Yeadon water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Yeadon home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you discover flooding or a water leak outside your Yeadon property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Yeadon taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Yeadon water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Yeadon water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Yeadon water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water on the contact details above.

Internet in Yeadon LS19

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

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Your broadband provider

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

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

Yeadon Average Download Speed Yeadon Average Upload Speed
87.70 Mbps 18.33 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Yeadon. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK however, at the time of writing, this is only available to 31.83% of UK households.

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.

Things to consider when picking a broadband provider in Yeadon?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Yeadon.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind whilst picking a broadband provider in Yeadon is the issue of availability. Whilst many homes in Yeadon should be able to enjoy superfast' or fibre connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

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

What kinds of internet connection are available in Yeadon?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Yeadon
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum 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 internet connection that is delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Yeadon homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Yeadon.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Yeadon.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Yeadon broadband price

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You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Yeadon. You will see many broadband providers are offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. We recommend you double check the small print of the offer before you commit to a broadband connection in Yeadon. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Yeadon Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Yeadon should also be considered, with so many people that work from home full-time or just a few days per week, having a reliable internet connection to keep up to date with work your 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 Yeadon home is going to be important.

Yeadon broadband customer service

Lastly, the customer support of your Yeadon broadband internet is of utmost importance. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a high level of customer support that is able to solve your issue efficiently and quickly is a strong plus when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Yeadon.

Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

How fast is the broadband in Yeadon?

The average speed of broadband in Yeadon is:

Yeadon Average Download Speed Yeadon Average Upload Speed
87.70 Mbps 18.33 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 - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Yeadon, 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 Yeadon home. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Take a look at this table for a general idea what sort of download speed you should take for a broadband service in Yeadon.

Usual Internet habits Recommended Broadband 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 of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more 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 data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the landline area code in Yeadon

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The landline area code, sometimes called the dialling code, for Yeadon is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Yeadon, and you are in a different area, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Yeadon call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, then the call cost is likely to be included with your tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before calling so you don't find unexpected charges on your telephone bill.

How many different 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 Yeadon

Residents in Yeadon can 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 it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Yeadon home to the gas and electricity networks.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Yeadon distribution network operator, but if you do, you can find the distribution network operator for Yeadon right here.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Yeadon

The electricity distribution network operator for Yeadon 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 Yeadon

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

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%). Furthermore, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (2.7%). The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels varies 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 nuclear power stations in the UK’s 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 under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 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 strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Yeadon

You might be wondering which municipalities are within reach of Yeadon, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Yeadon.

Closest five municipalities to Yeadon
Municipality Distance from Yeadon
Guiseley 1.85 miles
Horsforth 2.13 miles
Idle 2.9 miles
Apperley Bridge 2.9 miles