How hard is the water in Locks Heath?
Water hardness reading:
268 ppm (very hard)
The lowdown is Locks Heath water supply is really hard
Unless you already have a water softener, living in Locks Heath means you’ll experience hard water in your home. It’s nothing to do with the type of rain. Rainwater is naturally soft water. The problem is, this part of Hampshire typically contains chalk or limestone in the soil, which is full of calcium and magnesium minerals. Once the rainwater reaches the soil, these minerals get to work and turn the water hard.
This is not great if you suffer from overly dry skin or conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Hard water will simply aggravate them. Keeping your hair looking shiny is a nightmare. So, too, keeping laundry feeling soft and colourful. Hard water washes the living daylights out of everything.
Do you notice limescale build up in your property? That’s also caused by hard water. It collects in kitchens, bathrooms and household appliances. All the while you keep using hard water, it will keep returning – no matter how diligent you are with cleaning.
And it’s a big problem for central heating systems. Limescale collects around pipework and accumulates in water tanks, reducing boiler energy efficiency and water storage capacity. This results in higher than necessary fuel bills. Plus, your downgraded boiler will need replacing far sooner than it should – at great expense.
Water softeners provide the perfect and permanent solution to all this grief. Once paid for, you’ll save money all the way and experience so many lifestyle benefits. For everyday washing, cleaning and cooking, softened water is a delight. And your skin and hair will be ever thankful.
At around 268 parts per million (ppm), the water hardness measurement for Lock’s Heath is very high. Anything over 200ppm being recognised as hard. A high-quality Scott Jenkins water softener will cut that reading down to virtually nothing.
Locks Heath – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 30.64 inch or 778.26mm.
Locks Heath is a western residential suburb of Fareham, in southern Hampshire. In the 2011 census, the population stood at 7104, but was almost six time that figure, if you included all the surrounding villages like Park Gate, Whiteley, Warsash and Titchfield.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, strawberry growing was the most important local activity in the area. Although strawberries are still grown locally in Locks Heath, much of the land once used is now covered with houses. Because of the nature of these plots of land, once home to strawberry farms, many modern houses are built in relatively small estates.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Locks Heath
Residents of Locks Heath have their mains water and sewerage services supplied by Southern Water.