Data Highlights Thames Water Sewage Problem

Thames Water released raw sewage into the River Thames and surrounding waterways more than 5,000 times last year, having a huge impact on water quality for residents who use its water supply. The Oxford Rivers Improvement Campaign (ORIC) revealed it has looked at data...

Why The Chiltern Chalk Downs Are A Mixed Blessing

Anyone living in Berkshire will be at least a little familiar with the chalk downs that characterise so much of the landscape in the county and its neighbours, such as Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. This has both pros and cons for residents. On the plus side, much...

Can Hard Water Cause Dry Skin and Hair?

If you live in an area with hard water, such as the south east of England, and you go on holiday to an area with soft water, you may have noticed a change in your skin and hair. It feels silkier and softer, and needs less moisturiser or conditioner to keep it looking...

The Hardest And Softest Water In The UK

One of the most fascinating aspects of water is that depending on where you live it can have completely different properties, tastes and even health considerations. The differences between hard and soft water are most commonly seen when washing, as hard water forms...

What Are The Tell-tale Signs Of Hard Water?

When we what to find out if we live in an area with hard or soft water, we are often instructed to look at a map which specifically demarcates these areas of the UK. There are plenty available to view with a quick online search. However, these are often quite...

Water Bills Expected To Increase At The Start Of The Financial Year

Water bills are expected to increase in the UK by an average of 1.7 per cent, alongside increases to national insurance and the energy price cap. The forecast, as announced by industry body Water UK, will see the typical annual water bill increase to £419 per year,...

Is Shropshire Water Safe?

Shropshire residents have been left uncertain over whether it is safe to drink water from their tap, after the extent of local river pollution was revealed. According to BBC News, a significant amount of sewage passes through to the county’s waterways, thanks to old...

BLOCK SALT PRICE INCREASE

January 2022 Unfortunately due to recent manufacturer’s price increases across the board, which are beyond our control in relation to salt production, transport, packaging and discharge rates, we have had to make the difficult decision to increase our block salt...

Why Does Limescale Build Up In Your Kettle?

A common scene that happens in many households in winter is the nightmare of waking up, turning on the kettle to make a hot cup of tea and finding out the kettle is covered in limescale. This issue, which primarily affects hard water areas in the UK is known as...

Where In The UK Are The Hard Water Areas?

Water quality across the UK can vary significantly, depending on where you live. This can be due to water in some areas containing a build-up of minerals such and calcium and magnesium, which is known as hard water. Hard water doesn’t lather up with soap, and can...