How hard is the water in Denmead?
Water hardness reading:
282 ppm (very hard)
Denmead has hard water.
This is the reason.
Like so much of south-east England – Hampshire included – Denmead has to put up with hard water. It isn’t the fault of the rain – when it falls, rain is naturally soft. It’s all down to the soil under the ground.
Denmead sits predominantly on chalky soil, which consists of an abundance of calcium and magnesium minerals. Every time rainfall reaches the soil, these minerals get to work, changing the water from soft to hard. That’s nature at work!
For Denmead homeowners, who aren’t especially keen on a constant flow of hard water through their taps, the best advice is to have a water softener installed. You’ll notice the benefits straightaway! Take your skin and hair, for instance. They just love softened water! Softened water keeps our hair and skin looking naturally vibrant and healthy looking. And laundry always feels much softer if it’s been washed in soft water.
Hard water is the prime cause of limescale – which can be a nightmare to deal with. The good news is that water softeners are superb at stopping the build-up of scale. They will prevent it from collecting in household appliances, like kettles, washing machines and dishwashers. Cleaning kitchens and bathrooms is also far easier, requiring less elbow grease and it’s cheaper. That’s because surfaces retain their shine and require less detergents with soft water. What’s more, your hard-earned money goes much further with soft water coursing through the central heating system; since it doesn’t accumulate any scale, this means the boiler will work far more energy efficiently, making it less expensive to heat your home and generate hot water. Good news when energy bills are so high!
Denmead’s measurement on the water hardness scale is 282 parts per million (ppm). Any reading above 200ppm is deemed hard, which means Denmead registers right up in terms of hard water levels.
Denmead – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 21.78 inch or 553.21mm.
Denmead is a Hampshire village just outside Portsmouth and although it has Waterlooville postcodes – Denmead is about two miles from Waterlooville – it is actually part of the City of Winchester. At the 2011 census Denmead’s population stood at 6,736.
Well known in the 19th century as a venue for cockfighting, Denmead is situated next to part of the Forest of Bere. In more recent years it has been subject to major housing development, primarily by Taylor Wimpey.
Within Denmead, there a range of shops, bars, restaurants and local amenities including a chemist, estate agents, a vet and hairdressers. In recent years, a village skate park has been built on the King George’s playing field to provide more leisure activities for Denmead’s youngsters.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Denmead
Portsmouth Water is responsible for the mains water and sewerage services in Denmead.