Hard water, also known as water hardness, is a way of describing the water in different regional areas.
If you were to dig deep into the ground around our region, you’d find lots of soft rocky like chalky limestone. When your drinking water seeps through this rock, it collects traces of natural minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium. This is what makes it hard and gives it a distinctive great taste.
We source 65% of our water from local rivers and 35% from natural underground reservoirs, meaning it passes through soft chalky limestone several times. That’s why all the water in our region is technically hard.
You can find out the water hardness level for your area by entering your postcode online.
No. In fact, it’s likely the opposite. Research suggests that hard water could actually be good for you. Not only that, but its mineral levels add to your daily calcium intake, which is essential for healthy growth.
Because of its mineral content, hard water can sometimes leave behind a chalky residue called limescale. You can prevent this by: