How hard is the water in Aldingbourne?
Water hardness reading:
260 ppm (moderately hard)
Living in Aldingbourne means you’ll have hard water
The mains water in Aldinbourne is hard. It’s due to the local chalk and limestone soil type, prevalent throughout much of West and East Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. This soil is rich in calcium and magnesium minerals. Whenever naturally soft rainwater reaches the underlay these minerals turn the water hard.
Whilst not harmful, hard water is a nuisance for our skin, turning it dry and aggravating conditions like eczema and dermatitis. It will also wash the life out of your hair and laundry. Notice how starchy it feels after coming out of the washing machine? Hard water is also the chief cause of nasty, scaly limescale, which collects around taps, shower screens, sinks and baths. And it builds up in household appliances. Ever seen a furry kettle? That’s because of limescale. Clean as often as you like, unfortunately the scale will keep returning.
The best way to protect dishwashers, washing machines and particularly your central heating system is to have a water softener installed. Hard water can play havoc with your boiler especially, clogging up pipework and reducing tank capacity – creating inflated fuel bills and potentially cutting in half the boiler’s lifespan.
A water softener provides an abundance of lifestyle benefits. Soft water is brilliant for everyday washing, cleaning and cooking, plus your skin and hair will be ever thankful.
Throughout Aldingbourne, the water hardness level is around 260 parts per million (ppm). Given any reading above 200ppm is considered hard, Aldingbourne’s is way up the scale. Invest in an efficient Scott Jenkins water softener and that reading will drop to practically zero.
Aldingbourne – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 27.68inch or 703.07mm.
Aldingbourne is a village and civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, 4 miles north of Bognor Regis and 4 miles east of Chichester. At the 2011 census, the population stood at 3819. The parish includes the much larger settlement of Westergate, as well as Norton, Nyton, Woodgate and Lidsey.
First documented in 683 AD as Aldingburne, the name describes a stream or bourne (now known as Aldingbourne Rife) that belonged to a Saxon settler called Ealda.
As well as agriculture, other diverse industries locally include food and hospitality, general retail, the public sector, healthcare, science and automotive. Ormiston Six Villages Academy (OSVA) is the main secondary school, formerly called Westergate Community School.
Aldingbourne is home to Fontwell Park Racecourse and Denmans Gardens specialising in exotic and unusual plants.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Aldingbourne
The mains water and sewerage services for Aldingbourne come under the remit of Portsmouth Water.