WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT LIVING IN DORSET?

This is the story of the most versatile substance known to man. It will take you but a few moments to read, but doing so could change the quality of your life. 

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WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT LIVING IN DORSET

Because it is available to us at the turn of a tap we take it for granted but in fact, next to air, it is more important to us than any other substance. It is of course water and how its quality affects our everyday lives.

Water is a unique substance. In its pure state as rainwater it is naturally ‘soft’ and is the greatest solvent known to man. It will dissolve and clean more things than any other liquid. In some areas of the country it stays soft. If you have visited soft water areas such as Devon, Cornwall or Wales you may have noticed how your hair feels silkier, soap lathers easily, your skin feels cleaner and smoother and there is no scum in the bath! Unfortunately in this area, water seeps through limestone and chalk rocks on its long journey to our homes, in the process dissolving some of the rock. This is what makes water ‘hard’, destroying much of its cleaning power.