LETTER:Soft and furry kettle water

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Sir: You make reference to "the fur in Lancashire kettles" (leading article; "Gummer needs a watertight plan", 1 April). As one who has supped North West Water and the best that Bedfordshire has to offer I'm under the impression that fur is what you get in southern kettles but not in those of the Lancashire I grew up in.

Living, as I now do, on the northern edge of Derbyshire (North West Water again), exceptional weather brings peat with the water supply which is clearly visible in the bath, accepted as roughage in the tea pot, but being soft does not fur up my kettle.

M Ani Harris

New Mills,