Having hard water isn’t something you should worry about, it means the water we supply to your taps is rich in minerals from the natural limestone in the area
Our water is proper 'ard
Here’s the hard truth
Really, the most likely impact of having hard water is using a little more detergent than normal to wash your clothes, or a little more shampoo than usual to wash your hair. Hard water is also the reason you might see that ‘film’ on top of your cup of tea if you don’t stir it enough (hope that answers Doc Brown’s question)
“But how can I reduce the hardness of my water?”
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Due to the presence of limestone in the Bristol area, most of the water we provide natually hard, or very hard. If you'd like to know more about water hardness, we have this handy leaflet you can check out here.
You can also find out more about how to reduce hard water here
If left to dry naturally hard water may leave a powdery white residue on draining boards and other surfaces. Black, green, orange or red staining of tiles and other surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen is usually caused by airborne spores.
All of the water we supply is classed as either hard or very hard. Water hardness is a natural feature and is a result of the geology of our area being primarily limestone. Minerals such as calcium and magnesium dissolve into the water as it moves over and through the ground. The level of these minerals in the water determines the water hardness.
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