How hard is the water in Donnington?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

Why is the water in Donnington so hard?

Like pretty much the entire county of West Sussex (and beyond) Donnington is subject to hard water coming from the mains supply. It’s not that rainwater is hard when it falls – it isn’t – it’s naturally soft. The reason you end up with hard water is down to the soil that lies beneath much of the county. It’s predominantly chalky, including areas such as Donnington. The chalk contains minerals like magnesium and calcium and its these deposits which have the effect of turning the water hard. So, you can see why so many local households choose to have water softeners installed.

Water hardness is measured in parts per million. To give you an idea of just how hard the local water is, in Donnington, it is measured at around 280ppm. Anything over 200ppm is considered hard – and the nearer it gets to 300ppm it starts becoming exceptionally hard! Incidentally, the more it rains, the greater the likelihood of hard water.

 

Donnington – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 36.5 inch or 928mm

Located due south of Chichester, but within easy reach of the city, the parish of Donnington stretches south of the A27 bypass, across the fields of the Manhood Peninsula to Sidlesham. It has around 2000 residents.

Donnington is a nice mix of traditional and modern. The parish dates back to around AD966, but there is a bustling village of shops and small businesses.
The village’s original schoolhouse, tailor’s shop and forge have now been turned into private homes, but the historic local pub retains its name – the Blacksmiths Arms – as an appreciative nod to the past.

Footpaths, rich with flora and fauna, are a local feature. These include one that takes in the original Selsey Tramway route, whilst you can also follow the towpath along the Chichester Canal (highly recommended).

Mains, drinking water & sewage services in Donnington

Donnington’s mains water and sewerage services are largely provided by Southern Water.

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

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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!