How hard is the water in Withdean?

Water hardness reading:
270 ppm (moderately hard)

Withdean water is hard

For residents of Withdean, hard water constantly flows through the taps. In and around Brighton, the soil type dictates the water hardness. Comprising mostly chalk, the soil contains an abundance of hard water-causing calcium and magnesium mineral deposits. Rainwater, which is naturally soft, is turned hard once it comes into contact with these minerals.

Hard water isn’t great if you suffer from dry or itchy skin – and it can aggravate conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Washing hair regularly in hard water can leave it looking lank and listless. It may even start to fall out. Laundry loathes hard water, too.

And as for limescale, it’s chiefly caused by hard water. It’s a nightmare to keep away from taps, sinks and shower screens – regardless of how often you clean. Scale also collects in household appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and kettles.

Even worse is what hard water will do your central heating system. Limescale will relentlessly accumulate in pipework and the water tank, drastically downgrading the boiler’s performance, making it work ever harder to generate the correct amounts of heat and hot water. The result – unnecessarily high energy bills and, potentially, an early bath for your boiler.

The easy fix to all this hassle is to have a cost-effective water softener installed. Skin, hair, laundry and household appliances adore softened water. Soft water provides multiple lifestyle benefits. It’s superb for everyday washing, cleaning, cooking and safe to drink, too. Over time, you’ll actually save money by having a water softener.

The water hardness level in Withdean is around 270 parts per million (ppm). That’s very high given any reading above 200ppm is considered hard. With a Scott Jenkins Water Softener in situ, that level will drop to virtually zero.

Withdean – an Overview

Annual rainfall: 25.80inch or 655.32mm.

Originally named in the 12th century, when it was called Wictedene, Withdean was historically farm land on the outskirts of Brighton. Since the 1920s and 1930s, it was developed with a mix of detached, semi-detached and mid-rise flats. In the 2011 census, the population of Withdean stood at 14,452.

This is where Withdean Stadium is located. It became the temporary home of Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. between 1999 and 2011. The stadium site was formerly Brighton Zoo, built in 1920.
Withdean Woods, next to the stadium, is a wooded hillside nature reserve of approximately one hectare in size, where you can spot several woodland birds including the great spotted woodpecker, tawny owl and goldcrest. Nearby Withdean Park is home to the national collection of lilacs, with over 320 varieties.

Mains Drinking Water and Sewerage Services in Withdean

Withdean’s mains water supply and sewerage services are provided by Southern Water.

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