How hard is the water in Felpham?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

Why is the water in Felpham so hard?

Unless you have had a water softener fitted, you’ll find that the mains water supply in Felpham is generally very hard – just like the rest of Sussex. The reason for this is the type of soil that is present throughout much of the south of England. It’s either chalky or of clay, which contain plenty of calcium and magnesium deposits. They have the effect of turning soft rainwater hard. It’s no surprise, therefore, that water softeners are so popular in this part of the world.

In Felpham, the water hardness level registers around 280 parts per million (ppm). Anything above 200ppm is deemed to be hard. The closer you get to 300ppm, the more you need to be thinking about wearing a tin hat in the shower! Water that’s under 100ppm is considered soft. Generally, the more it rains, the harder the water becomes.

Felpham – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 36.5inch or 928mm

Felpham, often pronounced Felf-fm locally, is a West Sussex village in the Arun District, due to its proximity to the River Arun. Many people think of Felpham, which lies on the B2259 coastal road, as being part of Bognor Regis. But it is actually a parish in its own right, with a population of nearly 10,000 at the 2011 census.
The poet William Blake lived in Felpham and his famous anthem, Jerusalem, which contains the line “England’s green and pleasant land”, was inspired by Blake’s appreciation of the Felpham countryside.
Meanwhile, the Felpham & Middleton Country Dance Club is one of the oldest English country dance clubs in the country.

Mains, drinking water & sewage services in Felpham

The mains water supply and sewerage services for Felpham are provided by Southern Water.

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

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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!