Dales Water in the Media

As a forward thinking company we are always willing to share our knowledge and expertise with various publications and organisations to bring both groundwater and hydrogeology to a wider audience. Because of that we have been lucky enough to feature and contribute to a number of websites, magazines and other media sources; some of which you can read about below.

If you are covering a story related to the environment, geology or groundwater and would like an experts opinion or some additional information then feel free to contact us at enqs@daleswater.co.uk or call on 01765 640 646.

The Water Well Journal

As members of the National Ground Water Association we are in contact with the Water Well Journal regularly and have collaborated with them on a number of features as well as being fortunate enough to have one of our very own pictures used as the front cover image. You can see some of the contributions we have made here:

On Both Sides of the Pond – what issues are impacting groundwater contractors in the United States and England.

Dales Water Services featured on front cover of the Water Well Journal

BBC Radio 5 Live

With droughts and lack of consistent rainfall making headline news in 2012 we were contacted by the BBC to give them some insight into how drought conditions were effecting our business and more importantly our customers.

The end result was a BBC production team visiting one of our borehole drilling sites, to see a live drilling demonstration and interview us live on the Radio to discuss the droughts and all things borehole water supplies. One of our directors, Nick Dodds was interviewed along with 2 members of our drilling & engineering team. You can listen to the podcast by clicking the link below:

Dales Water on BBC Radio 5 Live “On the Money” Program

Pig World

One of the main uses of a private water supplies is for agriculture purposes and in particular pig farming and in 2013 we collaborated with Pig World, the official magazine of the National Pig Association (NPA) to produce an article around boreholes and how our services maybe of interest to Pig Farmers across the UK.

The article looked at the background of Dales Water, the services we offer, how we go about installing a private water supply and how it could significantly benefit pig farmers in terms of cost savings and increasing the efficiency of their operation.

Pig World Feature – Boreholes


Working with groundwater can be very rewarding so we are always willing to give anyone interested in the environment a push in the right direction and advice on how they can go about starting or furthering their career within the industry.

To help students and post graduates get their foot on the ladder, Prospects.ac.uk did a case study on one of our Directors, Jonathan Dalton. Jonny did a degree in environmental science at York St. John University and then want onto to do a MSc Catchment in Dynamics and Management at Leeds University before landing a role at the Environment agency.

The case study looks at how a University degree can give students an added dimension to their skill set and help with the reporting and documentation side of the business. But also stresses not to overlook the practical side of working with groundwater and how invaluable a work placement or work experience period can be in securing a role. You can read the case study below:

Case studies: Hydrogeologist and director: Jonathan Dalton

British Farmer and Grower

Farming & Agriculture form a large chunk of the work we carry out here at Dales Water with more and more farmers opting to install a borehole to both save money and to ensure reliability of supply. In March 2014 we worked with the British Farmer and Grower Magazine, part of the NFU, on an article about how a borehole has helped a farm reduce their overheads.

The article used one of our customers, Little Givendale Farm, as an example of how a borehole has helped them expand and significantly reduce costs. You can read the full article below in .PDF format.

Drilling deep to secure a water supply – how a borehole can protect your farm from price rises and supply problems