How hard is the water in Climping?
Water hardness reading:
240 – 280 ppm (moderately hard – very hard)
Hard water abounds in Climping
Climping is a wonderful part of the Sussex coastline but there is one drawback – the water supply is extremely hard. This is due to the chalky soil, abundant in this part of the south-east. Rainwater is soft by nature, but once it comes into contact with the soil, calcium and magnesium minerals within the chalk have the effect of turning the water hard.
This isn’t good news if you suffer from dry skin or conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Hard water is also tough on hair and laundry; hair loses colour and vitality and you’ll end up washing the living daylights out of your clothes, towels and linen. Hard water is also the main cause of limescale. Scale will relentlessly accumulate in your kitchen, bathroom and in household appliances. No matter how much you clean, wherever hard water is present, limescale will keep showing up.
Which brings us onto the central heating system. All that hard water means limescale will stick to the pipework and collect in the water tank. In time, this will reduce the boiler’s efficiency and water storage capacity. You end up using more energy than you should for your heating and hot water – meaning inflated fuel bills and the prospect of a replacement boiler, years before it should be necessary.
You can avoid all this heartache by having a water softener installed. This will provide you with an instant, long term solution to the damage that hard water can do. Softened water offers a host of cost-effective lifestyle benefits – it’s fab for everyday washing, cleaning and cooking – plus your skin and hair will look healthy and shiny.
In Climping, the water hardness registers anywhere between 240 and 280 parts per million (ppm). This is hard, given any reading above 200ppm is recognised as hard. A value-for-money Scott Jenkins water softener will bring that reading down to virtually zero.
Climping – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 29.89 inch or 759.21mm.
With a population of just under 800, Climping is a charming village in the Arun District of West Sussex, three miles west of Littlehampton, just north of the A259 road. The parish church, which dates from 1080, is teamed with those of Yapton and Ford. On the south wall of the church, there is a sundial dating from the 12th century.
The Climping sand dunes are located on the coastal fringe towards the River Arun and Littlehampton. This is a site of special scientific interest, including areas of rare vegetated shingle. Here, an 18th century windmill, without sails, is maintained and lived in.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Climping
In Climping, the mains water and sewerage services are under the control of Southern Water.