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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Pott Shrigley

If you've moved and have questions about Pott Shrigley? Our complete guide to utilities in Pott Shrigley will explain in detail everything about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Pott Shrigley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Pott Shrigley.

About Pott Shrigley, Cheshire

Pott Shrigley SK10 has a population of 220 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Pott Shrigley?

Pott Shrigley water utilities are supplied by United Utilities. Below are the main phone numbers for United Utilities:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Pott Shrigley

Calling a phone number for United Utilities is just one method of contact to discuss your Pott Shrigley water problems.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities telephone number United Utilities Emergency telephone number
0345 672 2888 0345 672 3723
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to United Utilities

Additionally, you can communicate with United Utilities, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also submit your request on the United Utilities website.

If you prefer to write a letter to United Utilities can do so by writing to the United Utilities address below:

United Utilities Address
United Utilities, PO Box 453
Warrington
WA55 1SE

Water rates in Pott Shrigley

Water bill in Pott Shrigley

Water rates in Pott Shrigley will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Pott Shrigley water rates are metered or not by checking your water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Pott Shrigley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Pott Shrigley

Customers with a water meter at their Pott Shrigley 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 United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Pott Shrigley home.

Unmetered Customers in Pott Shrigley

Customers who don't have a meter at their Pott Shrigley 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 Pott Shrigley home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Pott Shrigley is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Pott Shrigley water rates will have been 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 your family is small, or you don't live with others, having a water meter installed at your Pott Shrigley might work out cheaper.

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

How much is the average water bill in Pott Shrigley?

The average water bill Pott Shrigley residents are charged is £16.83 per month, which is £202 per year.

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How do I pay my Pott Shrigley water bill?

First of all, you will need to register with United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with United Utilities, 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 Pott Shrigley bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your United Utilities 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 Pott Shrigley?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Pott Shrigley SK10, your water supplier is United Utilities.

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.

Pott Shrigley Water Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Pott Shrigley

Is water from the tap in Pott Shrigley safe to drink?

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

Where does the water in Pott Shrigley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Pott Shrigley:

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

What's the water hardness rating in Pott Shrigley

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 Pott Shrigley is below 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Pott Shrigley is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Pott Shrigley contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

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

Pott Shrigley No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Pott Shrigley home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Pott Shrigley.

If there is no water at your Pott Shrigley home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue is probably going to be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Pott Shrigley.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact United Utilities for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the United Utilities website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for United Utilities, 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.

Pott Shrigley water leak or flooding

Pott Shrigley water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Pott Shrigley 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 Pott Shrigley property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring United Utilities regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, visit the "report a leak" page on the United Utilities website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Pott Shrigley taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Pott Shrigley 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 Pott Shrigley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can be a contributing factor to the taste of your water, adding metallic, salty, or rubbery hints to Pott Shrigley water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you should not hesitate to reach United Utilities using the contact information above.

Internet in Pott Shrigley SK10

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

  • Fibre availability
  • How far from the telephone exchange you are
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your broadband provider

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average connection speed for Pott Shrigley 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?

Pott Shrigley Average Download Speed Pott Shrigley Average Upload Speed
71.95 Mbps 12.70 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can have an effect on the speed you get in Pott Shrigley. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one that's available.

What should you consider when picking a broadband provider in Pott Shrigley?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Worry not, we've covered four main points that you should consider when picking a broadband provider in Pott Shrigley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when picking a broadband provider in Pott Shrigley is what's available. The majority of homes in Pott Shrigley should be able to enjoy fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast 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 Pott Shrigley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Pott Shrigley
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of 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 internet connection that's provided via your phone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Pott Shrigley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Pott Shrigley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed is dependant upon the mobile signal strength in Pott Shrigley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • Can tether to your smartphone without special equipment, though some mobile networks do not allow tethering.
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Pott Shrigley broadband value for money

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You should also think about the price you pay for broadband in Pott Shrigley. 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. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you commit to a internet service in Pott Shrigley. Some providers may even increase the price whilst you're in contract. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Pott Shrigley Broadband Reliability

How reliable the broadband is in Pott Shrigley also needs consideration, with many of us working from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Pott Shrigley home will be an important thing to consider.

Pott Shrigley broadband customer service

Finally, the customer support of your Pott Shrigley broadband internet is of utmost importance. Hopefully you shouldn't have to contact your broadband provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when making a decision for a broadband internet provider in Pott Shrigley.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Pott Shrigley ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Pott Shrigley?

The average internet speed in Pott Shrigley is:

Pott Shrigley Average Download Speed Pott Shrigley Average Upload Speed
71.95 Mbps 12.70 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 further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • 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 boxes on your street in Pott Shrigley, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Pott Shrigley property. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on what kind of internet user you are. Check out the table below for a general idea which speed you should choose when getting connected in Pott Shrigley.

Usual Internet habits 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
3-5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 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 two types of radio frequencies an internet router uses to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel 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 Pott Shrigley

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Pott Shrigley is 01806. When making a call to someone in Pott Shrigley, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Pott Shrigley call cost?

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

If you are unsure whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There's a total of 645 telephone area codes in the UK. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Pott Shrigley

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

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Pott Shrigley home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Pott Shrigley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Pott Shrigley in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Pott Shrigley

The electricity distribution network operator for Pott Shrigley is Electricity North West. You can find the Electricity North West contact details in the table below:

Electricity North West Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 195 4141
Emergencies 105
Email ElectricityCustomerRelation@enwl.co.uk
Website https://www.enwl.co.uk/
Address 304 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park
Warrington

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 Pott Shrigley

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

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, 47.4% of the UK’s total electricity production was by burning fossil fuels. This came mostly from natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a small percentage was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (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 the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

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

Municipalities Close By Pott Shrigley

You might be wondering which municipalities are nearby Pott Shrigley, in the table below you can see the five closest municipalities to Pott Shrigley.

Closest five municipalities to Pott Shrigley
Municipality Distance from Pott Shrigley
Bollington -
Macclesfield -
Rainow -
Handforth 5.22 miles