How hard is the water in Lavant?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

If you live in Lavant, your water will be hard

The Lavant villages in West Sussex are renowned for having hard water – just like so many parts of the south-east. This is because the area sits upon soil that is very chalky. When the heavens open, the rainfall permeates the underlay, which is full of minerals like calcium and magnesium that react with the water, turning it hard. This is why you find so many households in Lavant and the surrounding areas choosing to install water softeners, so they don’t have to put up with hard water all the time!

For residents of Lavant, the water hardness level doesn’t make particularly good reading. Its registers around 280 parts per million (ppm) which is getting towards the high side of things. For clarification 300 ppm is considered exceptionally hard. The level would have to be below 100ppm to be deemed as soft. This would only be possible to achieve with a water softener in situ.

Lavant – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 36.5 inch or 928mm

Lavant is actually three separate villages (Mid Lavant, West Lavant and East Lavant) that are located 2 miles north of Chichester and close to Goodwood. The name is taken from the River Lavant, which flows from East Dean to Chichester. The main A286 between Chichester and Midhurst A286 runs through the parish.
West Lavant is small and pretty, including Lavant House School and its stables. East Lavant has a Norman church, some lovely properties and a superb 2 mile walk up Chalk Pit Lane to the top of the Trundle. Here, there are terrific views of the coastal plain from Littlehampton across to Southampton and the Isle of Wight and, looking northwards, to the Downs and Goodwood Racecourse.

Mains, Drinking Water & Sewerage Services in Lavant

Lavant’s mains water supply comes from Portsmouth Water.

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

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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!