How hard is the water in Farnham?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

Here’s why the water in Farnham is so hard

Like the majority of towns in Surrey, Farnham is a location where hard water abounds. That’s why so many households choose to have water softeners installed – to combat the worst excesses of hard water, which can be damaging to one’s skin and hair, cause persistent limescale build-up and lead to the downgrading of household appliances, like boilers and washing machines. Hard water is caused by the build-up of minerals, like calcium and magnesium, which is contained in the soil that is ever-present in the Farnham area.

The water hardness level for Farnham registers around 280ppm (parts per million). On a scale of 0-300ppm, anything under 100ppm is deemed to be soft, whereas anything above 200ppm is said to be hard. So, Farnham’s reading is at the upper end of the scale. Not quite time for a tin hat in the shower – but getting on that way!

Farnham – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 23.90 inch or 607mm

Farnham is an attractive market town in Surrey, England, within the Borough of Waverley, right on the border with Hampshire, 11 miles west of Guildford and about 28 miles east of Winchester. Farnham is of historic interest, featuring many old buildings, including a number of Georgian houses. Farnham Castle, built by the Normans, overlooks the town. Close by, are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, Moor Park House and Mother Ludlam’s Cave. It is drained by the northern branch of the River Wey at this point and only navigable by canoe.

Farnham borders the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Downs Way, which makes the town is an ideal tourist base to explore Winchester, as well as the Mid-Hants Railway and canal trips on the Basingstoke Canal and Wey Navigation.

Mains, Drinking Water & Sewerage Services in Farnham

Farnham’s mains drinking water and sewerage services are predominantly provided by Thames Water.

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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!