How hard is the water in Redhill?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

Why is the water in Redhill so hard?

Surrey is one of those counties, like Sussex and Hampshire, where hard water is the norm. And the town of Redhill is no exception. The reason for this is that the subsoil is largely made up of chalk and clay. And this soil type contains minerals, such as calcium and magnesium which, whilst they aren’t harmful, do have the effect of turning rainwater hard. This is one of the key factors as to why so many households in Redhill and the surrounding areas elect to have water softeners fitted.

We measure water hardness in parts per million (ppm). If you reside in a location where the hardness level is above 200ppm, then this is considered hard. The closer the reading gets to 300ppm, the harder the water gets. Not quite hailstones in the shower time, but it’s starting to move in that direction! The reading for Redhill is 280ppm, which means that the water is judged to be very hard.

Redhill – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 23.90 inch or 607mm

Redhill is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, adjoining Reigate to the west. It is also the post town, entertainment and commercial hub for much of the surrounding area, including Bletchingley, Merstham, Earlswood and Nutfield. In 2018, there were well over half a million residents in the Redhill postcode area, even though the population of the town of Redhill itself is around 38,000.
Redhill is also at the junction of the A23 and the A25, with the busy M25 and M23 motorways just a few miles away.
The town itself is a bustling commercial and retail centre, with its own pedestrianised High Street. Although only about seven miles north of Gatwick Airport, Redhill boasts its own aerodrome, where many a budding pilot from the south of England has been instructed to fly!

Mains, drinking water & sewage services in Redhill

The mains drinking water provider for Redhill is SES Water, who are based in the town.

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

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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!