How hard is the water in Durrington?

Water hardness reading:
240 – 280 ppm (very hard)

The drinking and tap water in Durrington are very hard. Here’s why:

As with most areas in the south of England, Durrington experiences hard water. The reason for this is that when rainwater comes into contact with the chalky undersoil, the main minerals it contains, notably calcium and magnesium, have the effect of hardening the water.

The water hardness reading for Durrington ranges between 240 and 280 ppm parts per million). Anything over 200 ppm is considered hard, meaning that Durrington measures towards the top end of the hard water scale.

The best way to combat hard water coming through your mains is to install a water softener!

Durrington – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 29.96 inch or 761 mm

Durrington is a thriving neighbourhood on the outskirts of Worthing. It is situated close to the main A27 trunk road about 2 miles north-west of the main town centre. The name Durrington means ‘Deora’s farmstead’, believed to be the name of an early Saxon settler. Since the early 90s, Durrington has played host to the community-led Durrington Festival.

The musician, Billy Idol, attended Durrington High School.

Mains, drinking water & sewage services in Durrington

The drinking water for homes in Durrington is supplied by Southern Water. It is a little-known fact, but the village of Durrington started receiving mains water supply in 1894 – ahead of its neighbouring parishes – thanks to the then West Worthing Waterworks Company’s reservoir opening, close to the Brighton to Chichester road.

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

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Cutback on cleaning

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

Sensationally soft hair

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

Longer-lasting appliances

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

Lots more bubbles

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

Softer laundry

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

Perfect pipework

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

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.

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.

Annual servicing

We also offer cost-saving annual servicing – what could be more inviting!