How hard is the water in Billingshurst?

Water hardness reading:
180 ppm (moderately hard)

The mains water supply for Billingshurst isn’t soft

It might not be quite as bad as coastal Sussex, but Billingshurst is still subject to moderately hard water. The reason is the clay, chalk and limestone soil in the area, which is abundant with hard water-creating calcium and magnesium minerals. Every time naturally soft rainfall seeps into the underlay, these minerals get to work and turn the water hard.

Hard water is not great news for skin and hair; it dries the skin and can aggravate conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Hair, too, can take on a dull, lank appearance when constantly exposed to hard water. And it will wash the living daylights out of your laundry. Try maintaining a nice lather from gels, shampoo, soaps and washing-up liquids – it’s virtually impossible.

Just as bad, if not worse, is limescale which is caused by hard water. No matter how diligently you keep cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, it’s a devil’s only job keeping scale build-up away from taps, sinks and shower screens – any surface where water collects.

Limescale can also play havoc with central heating systems. It’s known to clog up boilers, pipework and tanks. Over time, the boiler’s performance will become seriously downgraded and, all the while, you end up spending way more on fuel bills, because the system will have to work ever harder to battle the scale and generate sufficient amounts of energy. Boiler replacements and repairs can be very expensive.

All this grief is easily avoided by having a water softener fitted in your home. It won’t just save you money in the long run, it will also provide immediate lifestyle benefits. It’s fab for washing, cleaning and cooking – soothing for the skin and hair.
The Billingshurst water hardness level sits at around 180 parts per million (ppm). That’s moderately hard. With a Scott Jenkins water softener installed in your home and that reading will reduce to virtually zero.

Billingshurst – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 22.55 inch or 572.77mm.

Billingshurst is a bustling village in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England, situated on the A29 road (the Roman Stane Street) at its crossroads with the A272, six miles south-west of Horsham. These routes link to Petworth, Petersfield, Haywards Heath, Pulborough and Bognor Regis. At the 2011 census, the population stood at 8,232.

Billingshurst railway station is on the mainline from London Victoria to Bognor Regis and Chichester. The village lies close to a remaining section of the historic Wey and Arun Canal, which hasn’t been fully navigable since the 1890s.
The actress Diana Dors lived in Billingshurst, as did the comedian Harry Enfield.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Billingshurst

Southern Water are predominantly responsible for the mains water and sewerage services supplies to Billingshurst.

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