How hard is the water in Horndean?
Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)
Living in Horndean means you’ll have hard water
Like much of the Hampshire coastline and inland areas, Horndean is a haven for hard water. It’s all down to the prevalence of chalky and limestone soil types, which contain loads of calcium and magnesium mineral deposits. Every time naturally soft rainwater comes into contact with these deposits, they give the water its hardness.
Although not bad as such, hard water is unfriendly towards skin and hair. It has much to do with skin becoming dry, even aggravating conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Laundry loves soft water but hates hard water, because everything comes out the machine feeling stiff and starchy. And as for limescale build up on kitchen and bathrooms surface – and in everyday appliances, like dishwashers, washing machines and kettles – you can blame it all on hard water. No matter how often you clean, the wretched stuff will keep returning, as long as hard water is around.
Your central heating system will also come in for a pasting with hard water in the home. Scale accumulation seriously downgrade a perfectly serviceable boiler within six months of use. And, to deliver the necessary amounts of heat and hot water, the boiler will have to work ever harder to overcome the impact of scale clogging up the pipework. The result – your energy bills will keep on unnecessarily rising.
That’s why having a water softener fitted in your property can be a huge bonus. Softened water offers so many lifestyle benefits – for all age groups. It’s the biz for washing, cleaning and cooking. And skin and hair will start looking their radiant best.
The water hardness level for Horndean sits at around 250 parts per million (ppm). That’s high, given any reading over 200ppm is considered hard. The solution? A non-nonsense, cost-efficient Scott Jenkins Water Softener will take virtually all that hardness away for good.
Horndean – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 31.36 inch or 796.55mm.
Horndean is a large, semi-rural village, with a population of just under 13,000, situated just off the A3, eight miles north of Portsmouth.
The nearest railway station is at nearby Rowlands Castle. As well as Rowland’s Castle, surrounding villages include Catherington, Cowplain, Blendworth and Clanfield.
The name Horndean is believed to mean “valley by a horn-shaped hill”, with the horn-shaped hill probably referring to Horndean Down. From 1850 to 2006, Horndean was the home of Gales Brewery.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Horndean
The mains water supply and sewerage services for Horndean is under the control of Portsmouth Water.