How hard is the water in Bersted?

Water hardness reading:
260 ppm (very hard)

Hard water abounds in Bersted

For homes and businesses in Bersted without a water softener, you’ll experience hard water through the mains supply. This is because of the type of soil found in West Sussex and throughout much of the south-east. It’s comprised mainly of chalk or limestone, which is full of hard water causing calcium and magnesium minerals. Once naturally soft rainwater reaches the soil, it turns the water hard.

Hard water isn’t harmful bad as such, but it can be detrimental to skin, especially if you suffer from dry skin conditions, like eczema and dermatitis. Constant use can wash the daylights out of hair, too, whilst laundry ends up going all stiff and starchy. Dreaded limescale, which persists around taps, shower screens, sinks and baths, is primarily caused by hard water. It also builds up in dishwashers, washing machines, kettles and, of particular concern, in boilers and central heating systems.

The limescale that accumulates in pipework and water tanks will, within a matter of months, start to downgrade the equipment – meaning you use more energy for the necessary amount of heat and hot water. It could also quite possibly mean a replacement boiler in half the time if you were using softened water.

This is why so many homeowners and small businesses in West Sussex have switched to water softeners. They bring loads of lifestyle benefits – in everyday washing, cleaning and cooking. And your skin and hair will be forever grateful as well.

The typical water hardness reading for Bersted is around 260 parts per million (ppm). That’s considered very hard, given anything over 200ppm is said to be hard. The best solution is to have a cost-effective Scott Jenkins water softener fitted. Straightaway, that reading will fall to virtually zero.

Bersted – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 27.20inch or 690.88mm.

Bersted is a parish in the Arun district of West Sussex, bordering Bognor Regis and comprising the two villages of North Bersted and Shripney. The total population at the 2011 census was 8,496. The eastern part of Bersted is taken up mainly with an industrial and business estate.

Celtic and Roman settlement remains were found at North Bersted, including the grave of a warrior, known as the North Bersted Man. Today, North Bersted is part of the built-up area next door to Bognor on the A259 and about a mile from the town’s main seafront. Shripney, meanwhile, lies on the A29 main arterial road into Bognor.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Bersted 

If you live in Bersted, your mains water and sewerage services are likely to be under the control of Portsmouth Water.

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