How hard is the water in Findon?
Water hardness reading:
250 ppm (very hard)
Findon suffers from hard water – Here’s why…
For Findon residents, the reality is that hard water is ever present in the mains supply. You can’t escape it, given that so much of the south of England, especially rural and slightly inland parts of Sussex, lie on chalk soil. This contains the calcium and magnesium minerals that turn soft rainwater hard.
This is bad news for anyone who suffers from dry skin or conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Hard water isn’t ideal for hair or laundry either, because it washes the life out of everything. It also creates limescale, which relentlessly accumulates in kitchens, bathrooms and household appliances. It doesn’t matter how diligent you are with your cleaning, all the time you have hard water, limescale will keep returning.
Central heating really bare the brunt of it. Limescale collects on pipework and in the water tank, stifling boiler efficiency and tank storage capacity. This means inflated energy bills and, potentially, a replacement boiler long before it should be required.
With a water softener, you avoid all this hassle. Softened water offers many lifestyle benefits – and long-term cost savings. It’s wonderful for everyday washing, cleaning and cooking – and encourages healthy skin and shiny vibrant hair.
The water hardness reading for Findon comes in at around 240 parts per million (ppm). That’s way up there – given any reading over 200ppm is deemed to be hard. The best approach to counter this is to have a value-for-money Scott Jenkins water softener installed.
Findon – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 28.84inch or 732.54mm
Findon is a semi-rural village in the Arun District of West Sussex, four miles north of Worthing. If you include the smaller village of Patching to the south-west, the overall population stands at just over 2500.
Since 1938, Findon village has been bypassed by the A24 as it crosses the South Downs. The long-distance footpath, the Monarch’s Way, crosses the village and is the only significant built up area on the route between Arundel and Bramber.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Findon
The mains water and sewerage services in Findon come under the control of Southern Water.