About Jonathan Dalton

2nd generation of one of the founding directors 'Jonny' has approximately 12 years in the groundwater industry in various guises. Jonny worked in the Groundwater and Contaminated Land unit of the Environment Agency dealing with both regulation of groundwater abstraction licenses, then became a senior Geo-environmental Scientist for a large consulting engineers before moving on to become a director at Dales Water full time in 2009. Jonny has been involved in large water well supply projects for both sports clubs and water bottling facilities but delivers on projects of all sizes.
8 May 2017

The Dangers of Borehole Cross Connections

By | May 8th, 2017|Case Studies, News|

Many of our borehole installations involve taking a business or a homeowner off a mains water supply but keeping that supply available in the background. This is done for many reasons but primarily as a backup source of water should the borehole fail. Thousands of private water supplies up and down the UK have this [...]

9 Mar 2017

Installation of an 8″ Submersible Borehole Pump and 5″ Rising Main

By | March 9th, 2017|Case Studies, News|

We recently completed a project that required a large scale 8” (200mm) diameter submersible pump with a gross weight of approximately 160kg to be installed in a borehole. This pump was connected to a string of 5” (125mm) riser and suspended within a 12” (300mm) diameter abstraction borehole. (click to enlarge) Stainless steel [...]

30 Jan 2017

Dales Water Director Completes Directing Safely for Small to Medium Enterprises

By | January 30th, 2017|News|

Dales Water Services Limited are pleased to announce Director Jonathan Dalton has successfully completed the Directing Safely for Small to Medium Enterprises course. The course, approved and validated by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), is designed for individuals with strategic responsibility for determining effective health and safety management and putting it into [...]

5 Jan 2017

Our Mini Crane Helps Specialist Diving Team

By | January 5th, 2017|Case Studies, News|

In December we were contacted by a specialist diving team. They had seen our fantastic spider crane and wondered if we could help them. The team were planning a job on the Docks of the River Aire in Leeds to inspect a bridge from underwater. Due to the high sides of the docks their boat [...]

13 Dec 2016

Top Safety Accreditation for Dales Water Services Ltd

By | December 13th, 2016|News, Press|

Dales Water Services Ltd. has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. Employing 22 people, Dales Water is principally involved in the Private Water Supply sector, [...]

5 Dec 2016

Dales Water Mini Crane Helps Retrieve Borehole Pump

By | December 5th, 2016|Case Studies|

A recent job saw us called to a borehole at a NHS Trust site to solve an issue with a borehole pump. The 6 inch borehole was drilled by Dales Water a number of years ago to a depth of 76 metres. The Trust opted to use a third party to install the pumping infrastructure [...]

4 Nov 2016

Our New Compact Spider Crane Coming to a Drilling Site Near You!

By | November 4th, 2016|News|

At Dales Water HQ we’ve just taken delivery of a brand new Spider Crane to help with heavy lifting and servicing deep boreholes. Check it out below: Manufactured by UNIC, this URW-295 crane is one of the most compact cranes on the market but doesn’t compromise on performance. In fact it’s capable of fitting through [...]

28 Jul 2016

A Borehole Revisited: Pump Renovation Project

By | July 28th, 2016|Case Studies|

A recent project saw us revisit an old drilling site to carry out some improvement works on a third party system that had been installed after our works were complete. Back in 2009 we were commissioned by a large factory site to drill two large abstraction boreholes at 12” diameter to 110m deep each. Once [...]

13 Jun 2016

Job Vacancy: Water Engineer

By | June 13th, 2016|News|

We're Hiring! Due to continued expansion we are looking to recruit a water engineer. The initial appointment would be of 1 year duration with a view to this being made permanent thereafter. We like our staff to be local and most of the time you will be expected to report to the office in Melmerby, [...]

5 May 2016

Blending Private Water Supplies to Mitigate Water Treatment Problems

By | May 5th, 2016|Case Studies|

One of our recent jobs saw us called to a site in County Durham with 2 existing boreholes and a spring water supply. The boreholes had run into various problems and were plagued by water quality issues. We were asked to identify the issue and after undertaking water analysis, the results showed the supply had [...]