London SE1 community website

How hard is our water?

Join in these discussions today! Log in or register.
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
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
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'

To post a message, please log in or register..
We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Also on the forum
Views expressed in this discussion forum are those of the contributors and may not reflect the editorial policy of this website. Please read our terms and conditions