How hard is the water in Sidlesham?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

Sidlesham’s main water supply is very hard

Like much of the coastline around Sussex and Hampshire, Sidlesham is a haven for hard water. The rich chalky soil locally is full of calcium and magnesium mineral deposits and, whenever it rains and the water seeps into the soil, these minerals transform the naturally soft rainfall into hard water.

Although it isn’t considered harmful, hard water doesn’t encourage soft skin and hair. In fact, it’s part responsible for causing dry skin and, at the same time, aggravating conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Your laundry is also likely to go all starchy with prolonged exposure to hard water. What’s more, hard water is the main reason you get limescale build up on wet surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, and in everyday appliances, like kettles, dishwashers and washing machines. However frequently you clean, as long as you have hard water, you’ll get limescale coming back.

The poor central heating system can pay a heavy price. Scale build-up can seriously downgrade a perfectly serviceable boiler within a matter of months – and result in unnecessarily high energy bills, because the whole system has to work ever harder to counteract the limescale.

The solution? Have a water softener installed in your home, with its multitude of lifestyle benefits. Softened water is brilliant for washing, cleaning and cooking. The whole family can benefit. 

The water hardness level for Sidlesham is very high, at around 280 parts per million (ppm). Anything reading above is 200ppm is considered hard. With a top-quality, cost-effective Scott Jenkins water softener in your home, that reading will drop to almost nothing.

Sidlesham – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 36.05 inch or 928mm.

Sidlesham is a small village on the Manhood Peninsula, three miles south of Chichester in West Sussex. In the 2011 census, the population stood at 1,171. The parish, with a long history of farming, contains plenty of fertile soil. That’s why there are so many glasshouses around the village.

Pagham Harbour, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, lies partly within Sidlesham. This area is of national importance for its flora and fauna.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Sidlesham 

The mains water supply and sewerage services for Sidlesham are supplied by a combination of Portsmouth Water, Southern Water and South East Water.

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