How hard is the water in Camberley?
Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)
In Camberley, the water is classed as hard. Here’s why:
Like most places in Surrey, Camberley is renowned for having hard water. It’s difficult to avoid, because the chalky underlying soil that permeates throughout, is in full control of what happens to the water when it falls as rain! The soil is full of minerals, like calcium and magnesium, which have the effect of turning the water hard. It is no surprise, therefore, that many homeowners in Camberley choose to have water softeners fitted to combat the worst excesses of hard water, like limescale and dry skin.
If you live in Camberley, your water hardness level is around 280 parts per million (ppm). This is regarded at the upper end of the scale – not quite ‘tin hat in the shower’ time – but getting on that way. Any readings over 200 ppm are deemed to be hard, with 300 ppm being exceptionally hard. In times of heavy rainfall, water hardness levels tend to increase. So, in prolonged dry conditions, you should experience softer water.
Camberley – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 28.8 inch or 731mm
Camberley is a busy town in the Borough of Surrey Heath, in the far west of Surrey, close to Hampshire and Berkshire borders. Once part of Windsor Forest, Camberley grew up around the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the associated Army Staff College.
The Southern Scott Scramble, the first known motorcycle scrambling event, took place on Camberley Heath in 1924. Attracting a crowd of thousands, it was considered to be the birth of the sport of motocross.
Camberley is also famous for its concrete pipe white elephant landmark, which can be seen on the A30 roadside approaching one of the town’s roundabouts. It was originally created as advertising by a pipe company which rented the premises. After their business closed, the elephant’s upkeep was written into the tenancy agreement for all future businesses at the site.
Mains, drinking water & sewage services in Camberley
The mains water in Camberley is supplied by South East Water and the sewerage and wastewater is handled by Thames Water.