How hard is the water in Haywards Heath?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

What makes the water in Haywards Heath so hard?

If you live in or around Haywards Heath and you aren’t particularly keen on hard water – unfortunately you’ll find plenty of it about! Like most of Mid Sussex, Haywards Heath sits on chalky soil, which is full of minerals, like magnesium and calcium. It is these deposits which make the water hard, even though when it falls as rain, it is soft. It’s no wonder, then, that so many residents locally choose to have a water softener installed in their homes, to return the water in their pipework to a more naturally soft state.

The water hardness calculation is measured in parts per million (ppm). If your supply is above 200 ppm this is regarded as hard water and the closer the level gets to 300 ppm it starts to become extremely hard. Whilst water hardness levels do fluctuate, depending upon rainfall amounts, on average the water hardness reading for Haywards Heath is around 280 ppm.

Haywards Heath – an Overview

If you live in or around Haywards Heath and you aren’t particularly keen on hard water – unfortunately you’ll find plenty of it about! Like most of Mid Sussex, Haywards Heath sits on chalky soil, which is full of minerals, like magnesium and calcium. It is these deposits which make the water hard, even though when it falls as rain, it is soft. It’s no wonder, then, that so many residents locally choose to have a water softener installed in their homes, to return the water in their pipework to a more naturally soft state.

The water hardness calculation is measured in parts per million (ppm). If your supply is above 200 ppm this is regarded as hard water and the closer the level gets to 300 ppm it starts to become extremely hard. Whilst water hardness levels do fluctuate, depending upon rainfall amounts, on average the water hardness reading for Haywards Heath is around 280 ppm.

Mains, drinking water & sewage services in Haywards Heath

The mains drinking water and sewerage services are predominantly provided by South East Water.

Interested in learning more about a water softener installation in Haywards Heath?

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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!