How hard is the water in Newhaven?
Water hardness reading:
274 ppm (very hard)
Sorry, but the mains water in Newhaven is hard. Here’s why…
If you live in Newhaven, you’ll know that your mains water is very hard. The reason is down to the type of soil in East Sussex and large parts of the wider south-east. The soil is predominantly of chalk and limestone, which is abundant with calcium and magnesium minerals. Whenever it rains, on reaching the soil, the naturally soft rainwater is turned hard by these minerals.
Hard water is not good for skin and hair. It simply dries them out and aggravates conditions like eczema and dermatitis. And it’s the scourge of gels, shampoos and washing powders – washing the living daylights out of everything, including laundry.
Worse than that, hard water causes limescale. Nasty white deposits that collect anywhere hard water is present – on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, kettles and household appliances. It’s impossible to get rid of – unless you stop using hard water and switch to softened water (by having a water softener fitted).
Until then, hard water will also continue to impact your central heating system. Limescale clogs up pipework and water tanks, meaning the boiler has to work ever harder to generate the required amounts of heat and hot water. This means wasted energy and higher fuel bills – and a drastically reduced lifespan for the boiler.
Having a water softener is an easy, permanent and cost-effective solution to all these woes. After the initial outlay, you’ll really notice the difference with reduced energy costs and repair bills. And day-to-day, simply enjoy all the advantages that soft water brings. It’s superb for washing, cleaning and cooking. And your skin and hair will thank you for evermore.
In Newhaven, the water hardness measurement is around 274 parts per million (ppm). Any reading above 200ppm is deemed hard, meaning Newhaven is well up the league table. A Scott Jenkins water softener in your home will bring that reading down to virtually zero.
Newhaven – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 32.7 inch or 832mm.
Newhaven is a port town in East Sussex, situated at the mouth of the River Ouse. At the 2011 census, the population was recorded at 12,232.
The town developed as a sheltered harbour port as long ago as the mid-16th century. Following the arrival of the railway in 1847, Newhaven increased in importance, along with its regular cross-Channel ferry services to Dieppe. These continue to this day and Newhaven is also a key freight terminal.
The Newhaven Lifeboat, first commissioned in 1803, is among the oldest in Britain and was established 20 years before the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The main landmark in the town is the Newhaven Fort.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Newhaven
The mains water and sewerage services for Newhaven are supplied by Southern Water and South East Water.