How hard is the water in Normandy?
Water hardness reading:
271 ppm (very hard)
Normandy has been landed with hard water. Here’s why.
If you are a resident of Normandy, you’ll be continually faced with hard water in your mains supply. It’s nothing to do with the rain. Rainwater is soft by nature. Blame the local water hardness on what goes on underground!
Normandy, like much of Surrey, sits on mainly porous, limestone soil, which contains an abundance of calcium and magnesium minerals. When rainwater reaches the underlay, these minerals get to work, transforming the water from soft to hard.
Whilst hard water isn’t inherently dangerous, it’s got loads of downsides. For a start, it dries out skin and hair, like there’s no tomorrow. The same applies to laundry. As a consequence, you end up spending far more than you should on shampoos and detergents.
But that’s only the half of it! An even bigger problem with hard water is that it creates limescale. Keeping kitchen and bathroom surfaces free of scale is virtually impossible. Even worse, central heating systems will take the biggest hit.
In just a few months, a brand-new boiler and water tank will collect alarming amounts of scale. It accumulates around pipework, meaning the boiler will have to work harder and longer to create the necessary amount of hot water – because the scale gets heated first! Meanwhile, the tank’s capacity will reduce by up to a third because great chunks of scale block the water’s path.
This costs you loads of money on wasted energy. Plus, your boiler’s lifespan can be cut in half. Replacing one of them doesn’t come cheap!
A water softener will solve the problem instantly. After your initial investment you can expect savings of thousands of pounds on energy bills, repair costs, plus you’ll also spend far less on cleaning products. Softened water make sense on so many levels. Isn’t it time you switched?
In Normandy, the water hardness level is measured at around 271 parts per million (ppm). Readings of over 200ppm are deemed hard – so at 271ppm Normandy is way up the scale! One of our quality water softeners would bring that level down to zero.
Normandy – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 23.783inch or 604.01mm.
Normandy is a civil parish in the borough of Guildford in Surrey, virtually surrounded by hills. It lies just north of the narrowest part the North Downs, the Hog’s Back. In the 2011 census, the population stood at 2,981. The village is home to woodland, a public common and four government-operated commons to the north that are a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Normandy
Thames Water provide mains water and sewerage services to the residents of Normandy.