A Complete Guide to Utilities in Pocklington

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

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About Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pocklington YO42 has a population of 8,337 and is located in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire. East Riding of Yorkshire has a population of 600,259 people.

Who supplies my water in Pocklington?

Pocklington water services are provided by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to reach your water provider in Pocklington

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

In the table below we have listed the main telephone 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

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.

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
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Water rates in Pocklington

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

Metered Customers in Pocklington

Customers who have a water meter installed at their Pocklington house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Pocklington home.

Unmetered Customers in Pocklington

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Pocklington home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same no matter how much water you use at your Pocklington home.

Water rates for unmetered customers in Pocklington is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Pocklington water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If you are single, or have a small family, getting a water meter for your Pocklington may save you money.

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

How much is the average water bill in Pocklington?

The average water bill Pocklington residents are billed is £15.50 monthly, which works out at £186 annually.

How do I pay my Pocklington water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Yorkshire Water. After you've registered 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 Pocklington bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as 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 Pocklington?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Pocklington YO42, 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.

Pocklington Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Pocklington

Is the tap water in Pocklington safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Pocklington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Pocklington:

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

How hard is the water in Pocklington

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 Pocklington is over 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Pocklington is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Pocklington contains an elevated level of hard water minerals. hard 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. It also means an increased limescale build-up in your home appliances and it may affect the taste of your tap water.

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

  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.

Pocklington No Water

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

If there is no water at your Pocklington home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If the problem is only affecting your hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Pocklington.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for help. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of 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. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Pocklington water leak or flooding

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

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Pocklington property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Yorkshire Water regardless if the issue relates to drinking 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 fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Pocklington taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Pocklington 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 affect it by infusing your Pocklington water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Pocklington water.

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

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Broadband in Pocklington YO42

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The broadband speed you get at your Pocklington home is dependant upon several factors such as:

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

Test the speed of your connection and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Pocklington 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?

Pocklington Average Download Speed Pocklington Average Upload Speed
49.70 Mbps 15.35 Mbps
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The way you choose to connect to the internet can affect the speed you get at your home in Pocklington. 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 is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Pocklington?

In 2022, the internet is about as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. Don't worry, we've covered four main points worth considering before searching for a broadband provider in Pocklington.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind when searching for a broadband provider in Pocklington is what's available. Most homes in Pocklington can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, those living in rural homes may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Pocklington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Pocklington
    • There are two categories of fibre broadband connections, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is delivered through a standard telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Pocklington homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Pocklington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Pocklington.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Pocklington broadband value for money

Pocklington broadband bill

You also need to consider the monthly cost of broadband in Pocklington. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, but the price is often for a limited period. You should always look in the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Pocklington. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike which affects millions of BT customers.

Pocklington Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Pocklington must 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 can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Pocklington home is going to be important.

Pocklington broadband customer support

Our final tip, the technical support for your Pocklington broadband connection is really important. There's a good chance you will never need to contact your broadband 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 you choose a broadband provider in Pocklington.

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Broadband FAQ

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

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Pocklington?

The average internet speed in Pocklington is:

Pocklington Average Download Speed Pocklington Average Upload Speed
49.70 Mbps 15.35 Mbps

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

Put simply, 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This type of fibre broadband has a download speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Pocklington, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Pocklington home. This means it's very fast and extremely reliable. At the time of writing, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That will be dependant on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Pocklington.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed 2 devices or less
2 devices or less Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels across longer distances, but does so at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals don't have as much range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

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What's the telephone dialling code of Pocklington

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Pocklington is 01759. If you call someone in Pocklington, and you are in a different area, you must add 01759 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01759 Pocklington call cost?

If calls are included with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call should be included in that 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 unsure 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? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity Supply in Pocklington

Residents in Pocklington are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the regional network operator.

We call them Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Pocklington home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Pocklington distribution network operator, but if you do, you can easily find out which DNO is responsible for Pocklington right here.

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

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Pocklington

The electricity distribution network operator for Pocklington 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 [email protected]
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring
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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

Power Generation near Pocklington

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

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Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with fossil fuels from other sources (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, in the next few years we can expect this to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's 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 is focussed on meeting its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Pocklington

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are close to Pocklington, in the table below you can see the five nearest towns and cities to Pocklington.

Closest five municipalities to Pocklington
Municipality Distance from Pocklington
Seaton Ross -
Wilberfoss 4 miles
Elvington 4 miles
Full Sutton 4 miles