Harvey Water Softeners

Harvey Water Softeners
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Harvey Water Softeners
A Harvey water softener is a device about the size of a computer tower. It gets plumbed in to your house, usually underneath the kitchen sink, and it takes the water as it comes into the house and runs it through a pair of softening tanks, which remove the minerals from the water that cause limescale and soap scum. Every so often, the machine flushes the minerals from the tanks by rinsing them through with salt water, which is why it needs to be kept topped up with blocks of salt. Aside from that, you don’t need to do anything to keep it running.

Founded in 1978 by Harvey Bowden, Harvey Softeners initially set out to sell leading brand Permutit water softeners throughout England and Wales. In 1981 the company launched a customised twin cylinder, non-electric softener which was manufactured for Harvey Softeners by an American company. The twin cylinder non-electric softener very quickly became the market leader and, together with Harvey’s Block Salt, revolutionised the softener industry in the UK.

In 2001 Harvey Softeners opened its UK manufacturing facility in Surrey, enabling the design and manufacture of a new softener developed here in the UK specifically for British homes. Harvey’s Block Salt Softener is the most efficient and reliable water softener available today and features our unique twin cylinder, duplex parallel design.

Through our research and development team here in Surrey, we are continuously looking for new ways to improve our products and offer our customers the best service possible. Our aim is to offer a personal service to each and every one of our customers through our retail department and our network of nationwide dealers.



I bought one of these softeners some years back. It broke down after about 5 years and I replaced it with a refurbished one. To be honest I wouldn’t be without it now. Showers are just so much more pleasant in soft water and I don’t use salt in my dish washer nor worry about needing to use Calgon in my washing machine.

A fan of soft water | 23/12/2013

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