How hard is the water in West Wittering?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

Here’s why the water in West Wittering is hard

If you live in West Wittering, unless you have a water softener, your water is going to be hard! The chalky Sussex soil makes it impossible to avoid hard water. So, what’s the connection between the chalky underlying soil and hard water? The reason is that this type of soil, found in large areas of the south of England – especially along the coast – contains minerals like calcium and magnesium. When rainwater, which is soft, comes into contact with these minerals, it becomes hard.

We measure water hardness level in parts per million (ppm). In West Wittering, the reading averages out at around 280ppm. This is regarded as big-time hard, given that any reading above 200ppm is categorised as hard. Don’t worry, you won’t need a tin hat in the shower, but you might want a water softener to combat the downside of hard water – perpetual limescale, dry skin, damage to household appliances etc.

West Wittering – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 32.8 inch or 832mm

West Wittering is a village located on what’s known as the Manhood Peninsula, close to the mouth of Chichester Harbour on the B2179 road 6.5 miles southwest of Chichester and close to the border with Hampshire. The village has its own primary school and, in the 2001 census, the population was recorded at 2,684.

Chichester Harbour, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) within the parish, is a wetland of international importance, a Special Protection Area for wild birds and a Special Area of Conservation. Bracklesham Bay, which is part of the SSSI, runs in between the coastline and the village.

West Wittering’s sandy beach is popular with locals and tourists and has been described as having excellent water quality.

Mains, Drinking Water & Sewerage Services in West Wittering

The mains water supply for West Wittering is provided by Portsmouth Water.

Interested in learning more about a water softener installation in West Wittering?

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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!