The East Midlands of England includes the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. So are these areas primarily supplied by hard or soft water? Let’s take a look!
What is the scale of hardness?
We can categorise water hardness into 3 different groups, the ppm stands for parts per million and refers to the amount of calcium carbonate and magnesium present in the water:
Soft to moderately soft water – 1 -100ppm
Medium to moderately hard water- 100-200ppm
Hard to very hard water – Over 200 ppm
Water is hard when it runs through or sits in areas with high mineral content. Water taken from certain sources is much more likely to be hard. Groundwater sources such as underground aquifers are a prime example of a hard water source.
Does Derbyshire have hard water?
Derbyshire has medium to moderately hard water and is supplied by Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water.
Does Leicestershire have hard water?
The water in Leicestershire is classed mostly from medium to moderately hard. Leicestershire is supplied by Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water.
Does Lincolnshire have hard water?
Water in Lincolnshire is classed as hard to very hard. The water here is mostly supplied by Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water.
Does Northamptonshire have hard water
Northamptonshire has medium to moderately hard water and is supplied by Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water.
Does Nottinghamshire have hard water
Water in Nottinghamshire is classed as medium to moderately hard. It is supplied by Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water.
Does Rutland have hard water?
Rutland has medium to moderately hard water and is supplied by Anglian Water and Severn Trent Water.
Which Water suppliers are active in this region?
There are 2 different water suppliers across the East Midlands region. We’ll take a quick look at them and where they source their water from.
Anglian Water: Anglian water sources 50% of its supply from rivers and above ground reservoirs and the other 50% from underground reservoirs and aquifers.
Severn Trent Water: Two thirds of Severn Trents water comes from groundwater sources, the remaining third is taken from surface water sources.
The East Midlands has water of middling hardness. All of the counties in the area have similar water taken from a mixture of groundwater and surface water sources. This means there can be some variation in the water supplied depending on the area. If you are moving to the East Midlands or already live there and are fed up with the limescale you may want to look into a way to treat your water.