How hard is the water in Southbourne?
Water hardness reading:
270 -280 ppm (very hard)
Southbourne suffers from hard water
Like most coastal and inland parts of West Sussex, Southbourne is dominated by hard water. You can put this down to the local chalk soil, which is full of calcium and magnesium mineral deposits. Whenever naturally soft rainwater seeps into these deposits, it has the effect of turning the water hard.
Hard water is hard work for our skin, drying it out and aggravating conditions like eczema and dermatitis. And hair can go lanky and listless. Conversely, if you wash in soft water, skin and hair immediately regain their natural shine and body. The same applies to laundry. Clothing is much softer to the touch when washed in softened water.
Hard water is also the main cause of limescale, which will endlessly collect on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, as well as in everyday appliances, like dishwashers and washing machines. Notice how kettles fur up? That’s because of hard water. The best that cleaning can do is temporarily get rid of scale – but it will always come back as long as you have hard water.
The poor old central heating system will bear the brunt of hard water damage. Limescale accumulation can seriously downgrade a brand-new boiler within a matter of months. Thanks to limescale clogging up the pipework, the boiler will have to work ever harder to deliver the necessary amounts of heat and hot water –– which means ever higher energy bills.
The simple solution is to have a water softener installed in your home. Softened water provides a plethora of lifestyle benefits – for all the family. It’s fantastic for everyday washing, cleaning and cooking. And your skin and hair will never stop thanking you.
The water hardness level for Southbourne fluctuates around 270 and 280 parts per million (ppm). Given that any reading over 200ppm is deemed hard, you can see that Southbourne is well up the league table. With an efficient and economic Scott Jenkins Water Softener fitted, those readings will fall to virtually nothing.
Southbourne – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 35.4 inch or 899.16mm.
Southbourne is a sizeable village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, lying close to Emsworth in neighbouring Hampshire. The parish comprises Lumley, Hermitage, Thornham, Prinsted and part of Nutbourne. The overall population at the 2011 census was 6261.
The original A259 road runs through Southbourne and the village also has a small railway station on the West Coastway line between Brighton and Southampton.
Chichester Harbour, a Site of Special Scientific Interest is partly within the parish.
Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Southbourne
Three water companies service the Chichester district, including Southbourne. These are Portsmouth Water, Southern Water and South East Water.