Water hardness is reported in mg/L- parts per million.
Around 60% of the UK is considered as having Hard Water.
Moderately Soft- 51-100
Slightly Hard- 101-150
Moderately Hard- 151-200
Very Hard- Over 300
Your local water provider should be able to provide you with their latest water quality report. Find out who your local water supplier is here.
Once you know who your water supplier is, you should be able to enter your postcode and check how hard the water is in your area.
There are many types of tests on the market for testing for hard water and many different ways of doing so, therefore it is up to you as the home owner to find the way of testing that you think will leave you with the best results.
Below is a map of hard water areas in the UK.
Find out more about Aquabion products and how they can help with problems caused by hard water (but most importantly keeping all the benefits of hard water) here.