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Is tap water safe to drink in the UK?

Water safety is an issue that we can all relate to; after all, our health depends on it, so it is not at all surprising that both UK residents and foreigners commonly ask this question. Tourists who are visiting the country or people settling down in the United Kingdom want to know if tap water is safe for consumption, or whether they should drink bottled water instead.

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Water quality standards in the UK are rigorous, so tap water is safe to drink throughout the country, unless it is indicated otherwise by the property that you are staying at or by the water company in your region.

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Is hard water safe to drink?

First, let’s clarify the meaning of hard water: what does it actually mean? What makes it “hard”? The definition is simple: in contrast with “soft water”, hard water is a water that is rich in minerals. That is, it contains calcium and magnesium in high concentrations. Apart from these, hardness can be caused by other elements, too. These include aluminium, barium, strontium, iron, zinc and manganese. The presence of all these elements begs the question whether hard water is safe to drink.

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The minerals present in this type of water are capable to dissolve, and may become difficult to be identified by the naked eye. The good news is, however, that we do not have to be chemists or specialists to notice if our water is hard, because over-mineralisation can cause a number of problems in our home.

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3M ScaleGard Pro 165 (P165BN-E) Replacement Cartridge Review

Scale build-up is a major issue in many areas with hard water. A clear indicator of water hardness is scale, which shows up as a chalky deposit on your kitchenware. Many kitchen appliances and equipment such as steamers, water dispensers or coffee machines face performance issues and downtimes because of scale build up. The 3M ScaleGard Pro 165 (P165BN-E) Replacement Cartridge 2300 ltrs (180ppm) is a high performing scale control system that protects the heating coil of these appliances and equipment, inhibiting scale formation that causes proper performance and functioning issues.

3M ScaleGard Pro 165  Replacement Water Filter Cartridge

Similarly to other scale control systems in the ScaleGard Pro range, the ScaleGard Pro 165 uses resin to inhibit scale build-up.

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Water your plants with filtered water

Just like humans, plants rely heavily on water and the quality of water is essential for their healthy growth and development. If you are a serious gardener, you probably know by now that any water will just not do. Plants create a healthy environment in our homes and gardens, provide us with oxygen and clear the air from toxins, so it is understandable that they too are picky about water. Whether you are using tap water or water from a well or other natural source, your plants or crops may be exposed to several factors that are either related to the effects of possible pollutants contained by water or to the quality of the water that you are using. Using a water filter can solve many of these issues and your plants will surely be grateful for it!

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Plants are not fond of chlorine, which is present in most municipal water supplies, even though chlorine is a gas that can easily evaporate from water if left to “breathe”. Even if you use water from a well, the water may still be „hard”, that is, it’s high in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulphur or iron, which can lead to nutrient lock-up in your plants, which in turn leads to the inability of your plants to absorb nutrients. A simple solution to treating hard water is to use an activated carbon filter.

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The ultimate protection for your kitchen appliances: Scalemaster Softline 150 non-electric metered water softener

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content as a result of coming into contact with magnesium and calcium as it makes it way to your taps. The purification process will do its part to remove a significant amount of contaminants from the water, but the chlorine and other added chemicals will not do anything to reduce the magnesium and calcium content. Hard water can result in a buildup of minerals on your pipes and the appliances in your kitchen. To get the ultimate in protection for your kitchen appliances, invest in the Scalemaster Softline 150 non-electric metered water softener.

non-electric metered water softener

With this water softener unit, you’ll be able to effectively banish the minerals so that your appliances, dishes, and of course your pipes can stay free from the buildup that would otherwise pose a concern.

This salt water softener unit is an eco-friendly option for today’s discerning homeowner. With no motors and no wires, this non-electric water softening unit operates exclusively though the hydraulic pressure of the water that flows through it. This eliminates any potential concerns that may otherwise come about with regards to compliance with an electrical installation.

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