How hard is the water in Emsworth?
Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)
Homeowners in Emsworth are subject to hard water.
Emsworth has many attributes but, unfortunately, its propensity for hard water isn’t one of them! It’s like virtually everywhere else in Hampshire and much of the south-east of England in that hard water is a fact of life in Emsworth. And it’s all down to the soil!
Rainwater is naturally soft but the soil beneath Emsworth and the surrounding region is chiefly comprised of chalk and limestone. This contains an abundance of magnesium and calcium minerals. As soon as rain reaches the underlay, these calcium and magnesium components turn the water from soft to hard.
If you live in Emsworth and are cheesed off with persistently hard water, the best advice is to have a water softener installed. It’s a win-win situation. Our hair and skin respond brilliantly to soft water; it keeps them soft, silky and vibrant, whereas hard water simply dries the living daylights out of them. Laundry also loves softened water.
Another major stumbling block of hard water is that it causes limescale build-up. A water softener will sort this problem out once and for all, stopping it from collecting in pipework and household appliances, like washing machines, kettles and dishwashers. Soft water makes cleaning kitchens and bathroom so much easier, too. And you’ll spend way less on cleaning products. Your central heating will also work more efficiently, burning through less energy and lasting a lot longer with soft water on the go. With energy bills going through the roof, this is now a serious consideration.
In Emsworth, the water hardness reading is 280 parts per million (ppm). Any measurement over 200ppm is considered hard. This means that Emsworth sits towards the top of the water hardness league table.
Emsworth – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 30.75inch or 781mm.
Emsworth is a Hampshire town located in the Borough of Havant. It’s very close to the West Sussex and lies at the northern end of an arm of Chichester Harbour, midway between Portsmouth and Chichester. Emsworth railway station has services running to Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton and London Victoria.
At the 2011 census, Emsworth had a population of 9,492, although if you take into account the built-up area around the main town, which contains Westbourne, Southbourne and Nutbourne, that figures just about doubles.
Emsworth features a basin for yachts and fishing boats. This fills at high tide and a low tide is emptied through a sluice.
The actor, Nicholas Lyndhurst, best known for playing Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses, lives in Emsworth.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Emsworth
The mains water and sewerage services in Emsworth are provided by Portsmouth Water.