Yorkshire and the Humber include the counties of East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire. 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 East Riding of Yorkshire have hard water?
East Riding of Yorkshire has hard to very hard water and is supplied by Yorkshire Water.
Does North Yorkshire have hard water?
The water in North Yorkshire is classed mostly from soft to moderately soft. North Yorkshire is supplied by Yorkshire Water.
Does South Yorkshire have hard water?
Water in South Yorkshire is classed as soft to moderately soft. The water here is supplied by Yorkshire Water
Does West Yorkshire have hard water?
West Yorkshire has soft to moderately soft water and is supplied by Yorkshire water.
Does North Lincolnshire have hard water?
North Lincolnshire has hard to very hard water and is supplied by Anglian Water and Yorkshire Water.
Does North East Lincolnshire have hard water?
North East Lincolnshire has medium to moderately hard water and is supplied by Anglian Water.
Which Water suppliers are active in this region?
There are 2 water suppliers across the Yorkshire and the Humber region. We’ll take a quick look at 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.
Yorkshire Water: 78% of Yorkshire Water’s supply comes from rivers and reservoirs with the remaining 22% sourced from boreholes and aquifers.
The Yorkshire and the Humber has mostly soft water, with some areas of moderate to very hard water. This means there can be some variation in the water supplied depending on the area. If you are moving to the Yorkshire and the Humber or already live there and do have limescale issues then you may want to look into a way to treat your water.