How hard is the water in Hove?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

What makes the water so hard in Hove? 

Like so many parts of the south of England, especially along the coast, the soil in Hove is very chalky. In fact, northern parts of Hove are actually built on chalk beds, which explains why the water is so hard.

Despite fluctuations in rainfall throughout the year, which affects how hard the water becomes, the water hardness for Hove level averages out at around 280 ppm (parts per million).

Hove – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 35.9 inch or 912 mm 

Hove is an historic seaside resort, closely aligned to its adjoining neighbour, Brighton. Originally a small fishing village, it grew rapidly in the 19th century and by the Victorian era was a fully developed town with borough status.  In the year 2000, the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove was granted city status. 

In 2020, the population of the city of Brighton and Hove was recorded at just over 250,000.

Seen as more genteel than Brighton, if you live in Hove but are asked whether you live in Brighton, the humorous reply of “Hove actually” was apparently attributed to the famous local actor Sir Laurence Olivier. In 1990, the town even used the slogan to promote its tourism industry.  

Mains and Drinking Water in Hove

The mains water supply for Hove comes from Southern Water.

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

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Water softness of nearby locations

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Cutback on cleaning

Household cleaning products work more effectively with soft water - keeping surfaces looking shinier, more wholesome and grime-free. Less elbow grease!

Sensationally soft hair

Say goodbye to limp and frizzy hair. You won't believe how soft your hair can feel with softened water! 

Longer-lasting appliances

An end to furring and limescale. Everyday household staples, like dishwashers, kettles and irons love soft water.

Lots more bubbles

There’s nothing better than washing and bathing in softened water – it’s always a lovely bubbly, luxurious experience!

Softer laundry

Clothes and towels will feel soft to the touch and stay looking as good as new for longer.

Perfect pipework

By eradicating destructive limescale, soft water enables boilers and radiators to perform reliably for years and years.

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.

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.

Annual servicing

We also offer cost-saving annual servicing – what could be more inviting!