How hard is the water in Bournemouth?
Water hardness reading:
270 ppm (very hard)
Bournemouth is a very hard water area
The area in and around Bournemouth is a haven for hard water. It’s all to do with the mainly clay and limestone soil type, which is loaded with lots of calcium and magnesium mineral deposits. Although rainwater is soft by nature, whenever rainfall seeps into the soil, these minerals have the effect of turning the soft water hard.
Hard water isn’t harmful as such, but it isn’t at all helpful for dry skin, aggravating conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Hair loses its vibrancy and body when regularly exposed to hard water. It’s the same with laundry. Notice how stiff and starchy it feels. Equally as bad, hard water is the prime reason you get limescale, which endlessly builds up on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, as well as in household appliances, like dishwashers, washing machines and kettles.
Central heating systems also take a right hammering from limescale. The more it accumulates around pipework and water tanks, the more it will seriously downgrade a boiler’s performance, making it ever harder for the system to generate the necessary amount of heat and hot water. This means ever higher energy bills and an expensive boiler that may well need replacing years before necessary.
The simple solution is to have a water softener installed. Skin, hair, laundry and household appliances absolutely love softened water. And it provides loads of lifestyle benefits – for the entire household. It’s brilliant for washing, cleaning, cooking and it’s safe to drink, too.
The water hardness level for Bournemouth measures around 270 parts per million (ppm). Any reading over 200ppm is considered hard, which means Bournemouth is high up the rankings. By having an efficient and economical Scott Jenkins Water Softener installed will bring that reading down to virtually zero.
Bournemouth – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 19.02 inch or 483.02mm. Bournemouth is a popular coastal resort town on the south coast of Dorset, part of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole unitary authority. At the 2011 census, the urban population stood at just under 188,000.
The town, with its many historic landmarks, attracts over five million visitors annually with its beaches and popular nightlife. It is also a major regional business centre and home of the Bournemouth International Centre.
Bournemouth is directly north of Old Harry Rocks, the easternmost end of the 96-mile Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site. Bournemouth’s own coastline stretches from Sandbanks to Christchurch Harbour, with plenty of sandy beaches.
Originally an RAF airfield, Bournemouth Airport, near Hurn village in Christchurch serves around 600,000 passengers annually, with direct flights to 23 international destinations.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Bournemouth
Bournemouth Water are responsible for the mains and sewerage services throughout the Bournemouth area.