How hard is the water in Angmering?
Water hardness reading:
276 ppm (very hard)
The mains water supply in Angmering is hard. But it needn’t be!
Like virtually everywhere else in West Sussex – and much of the south-east of England – living in Angmering spells hard water. It’s nothing to do with rainwater. This comes out of the sky soft. The issue is the soil beneath our feet.
Angmering sits on chiefly chalky soil that is full of calcium and magnesium minerals. As soon as rain seeps into this underlay, these mineral components change the water from soft to hard.
If you live in Angmering and aren’t overly impressed with a constant supply of hard water, the wise move would be to have a water softener fitted. It’s a step up in lifestyle! For a start, skin and hair love soft water – it ensures they retain their natural softness, shine and vibrancy. Your laundry will also feel so much softer to the touch with soft water flowing through the washing machine.
Hard water is also the major reason behind limescale build-up. Thankfully, water softeners are excellent at removing scale, stopping it from collecting in pipework and household appliances, like washing machines, kettles and dishwashers. You’ll discover that cleaning kitchens and bathrooms becomes much more straightforward – and rewarding – because you won’t use up nearly as many cleaning products in the process. You’ll also save a packet with soft water flowing through your boiler. It prevents scale accumulation, thereby boosting energy efficiency. On the other hand, hard water seriously downgrades household heating systems. Be warned, you don’t want your boiler going on the blink – it’s very expensive to either repair or replace!
Angmering’s water hardness measurement is 276 parts per million (ppm). That’s way above the 200ppm figure which is generally the level at which water is said to be hard.
Angmering – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 25.27inch or 641.86mm.
Angmering is situated between Littlehampton and Worthing in West Sussex. About two thirds of the village falls within the South Downs National Park. Angmering is about 1.5 miles inland from the Channel and has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Indeed, there are the remains in the village of a substantial Roman Villa and bath house
About ¾ of a mile from the village is Angmering railway station, which straddles the boundary with East Preston. Angmering boasts three schools, a number of small shops, a post office and many historic houses dating from the 15th century. In 1976, Angmering was twinned with the Normandy town of Ouistreham on the “Riva-Bella”, the location of the World War II Sword Beach Normandy Landings.
Impresario Lord Bernard Delfont and the actor and singer Stanley Holloway lived in the Angmering-on-Sea parish.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Angmering
If you live in Angmering, your mains water and sewerage services are predominantly handled by Southern Water.