How hard is our water?

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Saturday 21 October 2006 6.53am
It's the most exciting thing to have happened for ages ... I have a new dishwasher!!!!! But I have to set how hard the water is ... have checked the Thames Water website but cannot find any localised info - anyone happen to know?
Saturday 21 October 2006 8.07am
As it all gets distributed by the London Water Ring Main, there isn't much variation across London - all at the Hard to Very Hard end of the scale.
Saturday 21 October 2006 9.20am
Another tip Julie - don't bother to fill the salt dispenser with expensive salt, simply buy dishwasher tablets that have a "salt function". Tesco home brand are great and cheap - make sure you get the "salt function" ones!
Saturday 21 October 2006 11.23am
It's very hard, or aggressive, as the Thames people explained to us when we were getting water filters plumbed in.
Maybe it has to be to survive in London.
Saturday 21 October 2006 11.35am
Take heart though - hard water is better for you than soft, especially if you filter it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_water
Saturday 21 October 2006 3.36pm
but you need to use more soap to get into a lather.
Saturday 21 October 2006 3.48pm
Yep, it's just not the same since Kat Slater left the Vic
gii
Monday 23 October 2006 12.42pm
We rang up our water supplier and they gave us an exact number which for the life of me i can't remember now - useful huh.

Kat and scum
'I yam yer muvver' : 'Who's yer daddy'

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