How hard is the water in Pulborough?

Water hardness reading:
210 ppm (moderately to very hard)

Pulborough has to put up with hard water

Like the majority of West Sussex, Pulborough is subject to hard water in its mains supply. This is nothing to do with rainwater – which is soft by nature. The level of water hardness is determined by the amount of chalk and limestone bedrocks that dominate the region. These rocks are full of hard water-causing calcium and magnesium minerals. When rainwater reaches the rock layer, these minerals have the effect of turning the soft water hard.

If you live in Pulborough, the best option way to avoid hard water is to have a water softener fitted. The benefits will be immediate. Skin and hair adore soft water; it keeps everything natural and moist, which is great for helping skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema. Wash your clothes, towels and linen in softened water and they’ll feel soft – not starchy and drained of colour, as is the case with continuous exposure to hard water.

Hard water is also the prime cause of limescale. Water softeners will remove scale build-up, preventing it from collecting in your washing machine, dishwasher and kettle, and also on kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Keeping shower screens, baths and sinks clean and shiny is much easier with softened water on tap. And a central heating system, free of scale, will use far less energy generating the right amount of heat and hot water. This means reduced fuel bills, plus your boiler will last a lot longer because it won’t be forever struggling to overcome scale build-up, whilst providing the right amount of heat and hot water. Boiler breakdowns and replacements are extremely expensive.

The water hardness reading for Pulborough measures around 210 parts per million (ppm), which is considered moderately to very hard. A Scott Jenkins Water Softener will bring that level down to virtually zero.

Pulborough – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 30.87inch or 784mm.

Pulborough is a large West Sussex village, with a population of just over 5,000, including nearby Bignor. It sits at the junction of the north–south A29 and the east–west A283 roads. The village, which is near the confluence of the River Arun and the River Rother, is served by Pulborough railway station. Pulborough is also home to the South Downs Light Railway, with its steam and diesel trains running regularly throughout the summer.

Each year, Pulborough hosts a 12-hour lawn mower race. In June, the Pulborough duck race society holds its annual charity event.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Pulborough

The mains water and sewerage services in Pulborough are provided by Southern Water.

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