How hard is the water in Hassocks?

Water hardness reading:
240 ppm (moderately hard)

Hassocks has heaps of hard water

For Hassocks residents, it’s a case of living with hard water – unless you have a water softener. Hard water is what flows through the mains and is the result of the famous chalky soil and bedrock in the Sussex area. Whilst rainwater is naturally soft, once it drains into the bedrock, which is full of hard water-causing calcium and magnesium minerals, the water dramatically changes composition.

Hard water isn’t ideal, which is why so many choose softened water. The benefits of soft water are plentiful. Our skin and hair love it because it helps maintain natural softness and vibrancy. Softened water is superb for anyone who suffers from dry skin and conditions, like dermatitis and eczema. Laundry is also much softer to the touch when regularly washed in softened water.

Limescale is caused by hard water, forever collecting on kitchen and bathroom surfaces. A water softener will instantly bring an end to unsightly scale build-up, so that it doesn’t accumulate around baths, sinks, shower screens and household appliances. Even worse, limescale is harmful to central heating systems. It blocks up pipework and forms in water tanks. A system constantly battling against limescale will consume unnecessary amounts of expensive energy to generate sufficient amounts of heat and hot water. Softened water = lower fuel bills and healthier boilers.

In Hassocks, the water hardness level fluctuates around 240 parts per million (ppm) – that’s high, given any reading over 200 ppm is considered hard/very hard. Having a cost-effective Scott Jenkins Water Softener fitted in your home will bring your water hardness down to virtually nothing.

Hassocks – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 27 inch or 685.8mm.

With a population of over 8000 residents, Hassocks is a large village situated in Mid Sussex, amongst the South Downs. Its name is believed to derive from the tufts of grass found in the surrounding fields.

It is located approximately 7 miles north of Brighton and has a mainline railway station. The area now occupied by Hassocks was just a collection of small houses and a coaching house until the 19th century, when work started on the London to Brighton railway. South of Hassocks, the railway passes through Clayton Tunnel, which at 6,777 feet is the longest of the five tunnels on the line. On the Downs above Hassocks are sited the famous “Jack and Jill” windmills.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Hassocks

The mains water and sewerage services for Hassocks are under the control of Southern Water and South-East Water.

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