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Water quality at home
Sat 6-Feb-10
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Toffeeapple
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My water is supplied by Anglia Water Authority and recently I have noticed a build up of horrid black stuff in the softener drawer of the washing machine.  Today I took the drawer out completely and you should see the muck in there!  it's gross.  Does anyone have any idea how to stop it happening?  The thing that worries me most is that the water for the machine comes from the same source as my drinking water...Steam

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Sat 6-Feb-10
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Hello TA, yes I've seen the same gunge - but I think it's the softener, not the water.

I really have no idea - except that perhaps the manufacturers should make the drawers and surrounding plastic coated with Teflon, then the gunge wouldn't stick to it.

Sorry for not being much help !!!!

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Sat 6-Feb-10
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TA - I cannot believe that your water (in Wales, in the extreme west of the UK) is supplied by the same company as ours (in the east). I just cannot get my head around how the various supply companies can deliver water across far flung regions, share the pipes, count usage etc.

Same goes for energy suppliers (gas and electricity).

Can any body explain?

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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But D, TA doesn't live in Wales, does she?

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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No she doesn't, she lives in Buckinghamshire!  Silly Danny! Big_Laugh Big_Hug

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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TA, I used to get that in my drawer as well - what softener do you use?  I've been using an eco-friendly one for ages now and its stopped happening.

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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I've always used Lenor, Elrohana.  Interesting that your eco-friendly one is cleaner, what make do you use?

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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Toffeeapple said:No she doesn't, she lives in Buckinghamshire!  Silly Danny! Big_Laugh Big_Hug


I thought not - otherwise it would have been a long drive to that restaurant last week ......

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I think this will have to be my "achievement of the week" in that other thread. Giving humour and pleasure to so many, without even trying! Whistle

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Our water quality is quite good taste wise but we live in a very hard water area and the build up of limescale is scarily fast in the kettle. Goodness knows what the plumbing must be like. Our friends who have a house near Fontainebleau have installed a water softener, which is a pretty chunky device that uses salt. Maybe we will consider that after we win the Lottery.

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Mon 8-Feb-10
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We have to use a filter and even then the water leaves brown rust stains and builds up in appliances, ruins kettles quite quickly. If we leave a jug of water out by the end of the day it is a murky brown colour due to the iron coming out in solution - perfectly safe to drink just doesn't look very good.

Mon 8-Feb-10
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When we lived in Holland, our neighbour told us that the coloured residue (brown) in the water was due to the fact that the water was filtered through sand.

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