How hard is the water in Waterlooville?

Water hardness reading:
278 ppm (very hard)

The mains water supply in Waterlooville is persistently hard.

As with the vast majority of the south-east of England, if you live in Waterlooville, it is inevitable that your mains water supply will be hard. It is not the fault of the local water company – they don’t make the water deliberately hard. And naturally rainwater is soft. The reason why WaterloovilIe has hard water is down to the soil.

This area of Hampshire sits on mainly chalk and limestone soil, which contains an abundance of calcium and magnesium minerals. Once the rainfall reaches the underlay, the calcium and magnesium components have the effect of turning the water from soft to hard.

The best advice for Waterlooville homeowners who don’t like constant hardened hard water is to have a water softener fitted. Soft water provides so many benefits! It’s adored by our skin and hair because it prevents them from drying out, instead leaving them in their natural silky and vibrant condition. The same applies to laundry. Soft water stops clothes and towels feeling all starchy.

Of equal concern, hard water is the number one cause of limescale build-up. Water softeners stop scale from accumulating in pipework and household appliances. Washing machines and dishwashers work way better with soft water and you’ll discover that cleaning kitchens and bathrooms is so much simpler – plus you won’t get through cleaning products nearly as quickly. Your money will also go much further with soft water flowing through the central heating system. That’s because it won’t get clogged up with scale, making it more expensive to generate the right amount of energy and, in time, seriously downgrading your boiler – which is an expensive piece of kit to replace!

The water hardness measurement for Waterlooville is around 278 parts per million (ppm). Whilst not quite as high as some other areas locally, this is still extremely high, since any reading over 200ppm is deemed to be hard.

Waterlooville – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 17.13inch or 435mm.

Waterlooville is the largest town in the Borough of Havant in Hampshire, located approximately 6 miles north northeast of Portsmouth. The town formed around the old A3 London to Portsmouth road.

Today, Waterlooville has a population of around 65,000 and is surrounded by areas such as Bedhampton (the nearest train station), Purbrook, Cowplain, Lovedean, Clanfield, Denmead, Hambledon and Horndean.

During the winter, Waterlooville tends to have more frost than nearby Portsmouth. This is because it is less influenced by the sea and more exposed to northerly winds. It works the other way round in the summer, where Waterlooville’s summer highs are usually greater than Portsmouth because there are less cool coastal breezes.

Notable Waterlooville residents include the writer and journalist Christopher Hitchens and the King Crimson drummer Michael Giles.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Waterlooville

If you live in Waterlooville, the mains water and sewerage services come under the jurisdiction of Southern Water.

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