How hard is the water in Walberton?
Water hardness reading in Walberton:
270 ppm (very hard)
Living in Walberton means living with hard water – here’s why…
The mains water supply in Walberton is hard – not because rainwater is naturally hard (it isn’t) but, like most of West Sussex, Hampshire, East Sussex, Surrey and Kent, the soil type is predominantly limestone or chalk and porous.
When it rains, the abundance of calcium and magnesium in this type of soil has the effect of turning the water from soft to hard.
If you are subjected to hard water, you’ll know it dries out your skin and hair. Not ideal. It’s not great for laundry either. You also end up using unnecessary amounts of shampoos, gels and detergents because the water reacts against nice soapy lather.
Worse still, hard water is the primary cause of limescale, making it impossible to keep kitchens and bathrooms looking shiny and ship shape.
It’s also hugely damaging to central heating systems. Boilers get relentlessly clogged up with scale around pipework, so that they have to work ever harder to pump out the right amount of heat and hot water. And tank capacity reduces because lumps of scale take the place of water.
This all means needless energy use, ever higher fuel bills and, before you know it, the need for a replacement boiler.
The easy and permanent fix is to have a cost-effective water softener installed. Softened water is bliss to have around the home – and your skin and hair will be for ever thankful.
Walberton has a water hardness reading of around 270 parts per million (ppm). That’s very high, since any measurement over 200ppm is considered hard. You can bring that reading down to virtually zero with a Scott Jenkins water softener in your property.
Walberton – an Overview
Annual rainfall: 35.2 inch or 895mm.
The village of Walberton is a West Sussex village, 5 miles north-west of Littlehampton. The parish includes neighbouring Binsted and Fontwell. Walberton’s population stood at 2174 at the 2011 census.
Near its clustered centre of small shops and houses, the village has a medieval church. The space above the chancel contains a colony of up to 300 pipistrelle bats. The timber lychgate to the churchyard was installed as a war memorial in 1920.
The Holly Tree in Walberton has been recorded as a public house from 1845 and been under its present name since 1867.
Mains and Sewerage in Walberton
Portsmouth Water look after the mains water and sewerage services for Walberton.