How hard is the water in Cobham?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

The water in Cobham is classified as hard. This is why.

Like most of Surrey, the water in Cobham is hard. The reason for this is that the soil in the local area is chalky and slightly acid, which means it contains minerals like calcium and magnesium. Whilst perfectly natural, these minerals do have the effect of turning soft rainwater hard. Consequently, the water that flows through the mains is hard. The best way to combat this is to have a water softened installed.

We measure water hardness in parts per million (ppm). In Cobham the reading is generally around of 280ppm. This is towards the top end of the hardness scale, since any measurement above 200ppm is classed as hard. For water to be soft, the reading would need to be well under 100ppm. The levels of rainfall can affect water hardness, with greater quantities of rain equating to harder water.

Cobham – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 29.9 inch or 754mm

Cobham is a bustling, picturesque village in the Borough of Elmbridge in Surrey, situated on the River Mole, 10 miles northeast of Guildford. It has a thriving commercial High Street and a significant number of primary and private schools. The historic village of Stoke D’Abernon lies to the south, which gives its name to the local railway station, Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon.

In extreme rainfall, the River Mole has been known to flood the small, older parts of the village centre. At the heart of Cobham is the Church Cobham Conservation Area, which was designated in 1973 and includes fourteen statutory listed buildings. The 19th Cobham Mill sits on the banks of the River Mole – the only surviving fully working watermill in Surrey which is open to the public during the summer months. Situated close by is Brooklands, famous for its motor racing and aviation heritage. Meanwhile, Chelsea Football Club’s training ground is also on the outskirts of Cobham.

Mains, Drinking Water & Sewerage Services in Brighton

The mains water supply to Brighton, as well as sewerage services, are provided by Southern Water.

Interested in learning more about a water softener installation in Cobham?

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1. Cutback on cleaning

Household cleaning products work more effectively with soft water - keeping surfaces looking shinier, more wholesome and grime-free. Less elbow grease!

2. Sensationally soft hair

Say goodbye to limp and frizzy hair. You won't believe how soft your hair can feel with softened water!

3. Longer-lasting appliances

An end to furring and limescale. Everyday household staples, like dishwashers, kettles and irons love soft water.

4. Lots more bubbles

There’s nothing better than washing and bathing in softened water – it’s always a lovely bubbly, luxurious experience!

5. Softer laundry

Clothes and towels will feel soft to the touch and stay looking as good as new for longer.

6. Perfect pipework

By eradicating destructive limescale, soft water enables boilers and radiators to perform reliably for years and years.

8. A better cuppa

Soft water = incredible tasting tea and coffee! You will use less tea or coffee to make the same strength of brew. Not only that, you won't get any scum forming on top.

9. Save money on bills

Of course, you will have the initial expense of having the water softener installed. But once it’s in place, you’ll start to make savings on your household bills straightaway.

10. Put some sparkle into your home

Cleaning is much more productive with soft water, as there won’t be nearly as much grime & staining from hard water. Bathrooms, taps & sinks will sparkle like never before!

1. Cutback on cleaning

Household cleaning products work more effectively with soft water - keeping surfaces looking shinier, more wholesome and grime-free. Less elbow grease!

2. Sensationally soft hair

Say goodbye to limp and frizzy hair. You won't believe how soft your hair can feel with softened water!

3. Longer-lasting appliances

An end to furring and limescale. Everyday household staples, like dishwashers, kettles and irons love soft water.

4. Lots more bubbles

There’s nothing better than washing and bathing in softened water – it’s always a lovely bubbly, luxurious experience!

5. Softer laundry

Clothes and towels will feel soft to the touch and stay looking as good as new for longer.

6. Perfect pipework

By eradicating destructive limescale, soft water enables boilers and radiators to perform reliably for years and years.

8. A better cuppa

Soft water = incredible tasting tea and coffee! You will use less tea or coffee to make the same strength of brew. Not only that, you won't get any scum forming on top.

9. Save money on bills

Of course, you will have the initial expense of having the water softener installed. But once it’s in place, you’ll start to make savings on your household bills straightaway.

10. Put some sparkle into your home

Cleaning is much more productive with soft water, as there won’t be nearly as much grime & staining from hard water. Bathrooms, taps & sinks will sparkle like never before!