How hard is the water in West Worthing?

Water hardness reading:
280 ppm (very hard)

The mains water supply in West Worthing is very hard

All along the Sussex coast, the water is hard. And West Worthing is no exception. This is because of the predominantly chalky soil, which is full of calcium and magnesium mineral deposits. When naturally soft rainwater comes into contact with these minerals, they have the effect of turning the water hard.

Hard water isn’t harmful, but it isn’t great for promoting lovely soft skin and hair. Worse still, it encourages dry skin and can aggravates conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Laundry tends to end up all starchy with constant exposure to hard water. And it is also the chief cause of limescale, which relentlessly collects on kitchen and bathrooms surfaces, as well as in household appliances, like dishwashers, kettles and washing machines. No matter how much you clean, the scale will keep on returning.

Much of this scale build-up accumulates in central heating systems. This can quickly result in much reduced energy efficiency and, over time, seriously downgrade a perfectly serviceable boiler.

The best solution to all this is to have a water softener fitted in your property. Softened water is perfect for everyday washing, cleaning and cooking. And your skin and hair will be forever thankful.

In West Worthing, the water hardness reading is around 280 parts per million (ppm). That’s extremely high, given that any measurement over 200ppm is considered hard. You can bring that stat down to virtually zero with a top-quality Scott Jenkins water softener in situ.

West Worthing – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 29.96 inch or 761mm.

West Worthing is a neighbourhood of Worthing in West Sussex. At the 2011 census, the population was recorded at 7859. Developed around 1864 as an exclusive resort, West Worthing extends west to the boundary with Goring at George V Avenue. It merged with the separate township of Worthing in 1890.

Modern West Worthing has its own railway station, serving destinations like Brighton, Gatwick Airport and Portsmouth. In the 19th century, horse racing took place along the West Worthing sands and at Ladies Mile. Famous residents include the 1950s recording artist Alma Cogan and Bob Monkhouse, whose family lived locally between 1939 and 1942.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in West Worthing 

West Worthing’s mains water supply and sewerage services are supplied by Southern Water.

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