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suikawari

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2019.10.09 13:58
The quality of water varies greatly across the UK. We have ‘soft’ water in the north and ‘hard’ water in the south.

Water hardness is determined by the concentration levels of minerals – particularly calcium and magnesium. Water may become hard by passing through rocks that are rich in these minerals.

Hard water leads to limescale forming on plumbing, and will reduce the efficiency of your house’s heating if not removed. It also reduces the lathering action of soap, so you have to use more soap when taking a shower. However, drinking hard water is comparatively beneficial to the heart.

The taste is different, too. We have a water softener installed in our house, so I can compare the two types of water. I can easily tell you that tea tastes better (to me) with hard water. Interestingly, the Yorkshire Tea company makes two different types of tea: one for hard water, and one for soft.
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  • Yoon 2019.10.09 14:00

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    Interesting!
  • suikawari 2019.10.09 14:01

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    A question for all: Do you pay attention to water hardness in your own country? 🙃
  • Eden 2019.10.09 14:01

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    Interesting!
  • CHOI 2019.10.09 14:04

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    Great explanation! Usually chlorine is used for preventing infection in water supply. Is it also used in UK?
  • pufuos 2019.10.09 14:09

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    I don't even notice it😂. You've got a fancy accent, and hopefully one day I could speak as fluently as you can.
  • Risa 2019.10.09 14:11

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    In Japan, most people don't care about water hardness cuz basically the tap water in Japan is soft. But some people care about it, especially ladies for their beauty and health.
  • Kei 2019.10.09 14:11

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    Too fast to catch what you say for my level. I need to practice more. Thanks for your great opportunity!
  • suikawari 2019.10.09 14:13

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    @CHOI Yes, it seems that – at least in Bristol – we do treat water with chlorine: https://www.bristolwater.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Chlorine.pdf My chemistry skills are pretty basic, but I guess that this could potentially reduce the water hardness (Cl- would bind to the positive mineral ions). It would depend on the reaction conditions. Either way, the water in Bristol still starts hard and ends hard!
  • suikawari 2019.10.09 14:15

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    @Kei If I spoke any slower, I wouldn’t be able to meet the one minute limit 😂 I think that at all levels, you should train listening by listening to speech at natural speed, anyway. I’m sure you’ll level up soon enough! 🙂
  • Kei 2019.10.09 14:20

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    @suikawari yeah! I understand. More interesting things is the theme for me, although I couldn’t catch what you said.
  • Miku 2019.10.09 14:32

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    Omg! I posted about it before with the first pic lol What a coinsident! 😆 I'm interested in those kind of stuff. I prefer drink ing hard water but I don't like to use it when I wash my skins or hair!
  • suikawari 2019.10.09 14:46

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    @Miku Really! I didn’t imagine that anyone else would write about such a mundane topic as this 😅 Washing with soft water is troublesome too, though. It feels like the soap can’t be removed. Great that you prefer drinking hard water. Excellent taste. 🤜
  • halfmoon 2019.10.09 14:53

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    Yes,China does. We learn the water hardnees on the chemistry class in high school. Besides,the water is also an important aspect in Chinese tea culture.
  • Miku 2019.10.09 14:57

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    🤛🏻 Hahaha I just wasn't happy about me got dry skin and hair when I was in England so asked people on here about what shampoo they're using.
  • suikawari 2019.10.09 15:00

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    @Miku Ah yeah, you can’t avoid the dryness here! Just have to compensate with other skin- and hair-care products.
  • sust 2019.10.09 17:02

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    Hard water can been drink?
  • suikawari 2019.10.09 17:05

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    @sust whether it’s hard or soft, you can drink tap water in most houses in England. If the water is not suitable for drinking, there will usually be a sign telling you not to drink it. In older British houses, people will tend to avoid drinking from the hot water tap. But the cold water tap is usually fine to drink from.
  • sust 2019.10.09 17:09

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    @suikawari it’s so different 😂
  • Cora 2019.10.13 21:38

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    Interesting! I found water in western countries is harder than Asian countries
  • Virginia 2019.11.16 08:58

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    interesting

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