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.
27 Apr 2016

Helping The Allotments and Gardens of Great Britain

By | April 27th, 2016|Case Studies, News|

Earlier this year we were contacted by Leeds & District Allotment Gardeners Federation who were undertaking several shows in the coming summer and wanted to feature water as part of their stand. In particular the federation wanted to look at alternatives to utilising mains water. We were more than happy to assist them having undertaken several [...]

25 Apr 2016

Environmental Health Working Group Presentation

By | April 25th, 2016|News|

Earlier this year Jonny was approached by Darlington Borough Council Environmental Health to ask if he was able to undertake a talk to the Environmental Health working group. The group consists of several environmental health officers from across the North of England and the Council were keen for a presentation and full walk through of a system [...]

16 Apr 2016

Using Boreholes for Garden Irrigation Systems

By | April 16th, 2016|Borehole Information, News|

Borehole water is an ideal use for garden and horticultural irrigation as it provides year-round water to your garden absolutely free from your own private borehole. A common misconception amongst homeowners is that boreholes are exclusively for industrial use or there are lots of hidden charges for extracting the water. The only cost is the [...]

28 Mar 2016

Holiday Park / Camp Site Switches To Full Borehole Supply

By | March 28th, 2016|Case Studies|

In 2014 we installed a brand new borehole at a large holiday park in Cumbria. Due to the size of the park, the business only had enough cash reserves to move half of the campsite onto borehole water. The remaining half was left on a mains supply. Fast forward to 2016 and we were contacted [...]

21 Mar 2016

Angle Grinder / Abrasive Wheel Staff Training

By | March 21st, 2016|News|

At Dales Water we take health and safety very seriously and throughout the year provide training to our staff on machinery, plant and general safety procedures. The most recent course, delivered by HACS training in Harrogate, was for safety during the use of abrasive wheels. Our drilling and maintenance team use angle grinders on a [...]

22 Feb 2016

Food Production Borehole Installation

By | February 22nd, 2016|Case Studies|

A recent job saw Dales Water tasked with taking a large food production site off mains water and onto a borehole supply. Based outside York the site in question used vast quantities of mains water to produce products for the vegetarian sector at their meat free plant. Whilst mains ‘did the job’ it fell short [...]

17 Feb 2016

Ensuring You Control Your Own Private Water Supply

By | February 17th, 2016|Case Studies, News|

We recently worked a new domestic borehole installation in the North of England which saw our team drill a brand new 46 metre deep borehole to modern specifications and fit out all the required infrastructure to supply a single property with running water. The job came about due to a problems with a pre-existing supply. [...]

25 Jan 2016

New Vehicle Tracking System

By | January 25th, 2016|News|

We have recently invested in new tracking system for our fleet of vehicles. The system brings many benefits including reducing wasted time and lowering fuel costs but primarily it gives us a greater ability to mobilise to sites quickly. With the new system we constantly know where all our vehicles are anywhere in the country. [...]

20 Jan 2016

Renovating a Property With a Private Water Supply

By | January 20th, 2016|News|

At Dales Water we are frequently contacted by home-owners who have taken on rural properties to renovate that make use of a spring or a borehole water supply. In this post we focus on spring water supplies in this context. Springs are used throughout the Yorkshire Dales and one of the most common problems we run into [...]

17 Dec 2015

Chemical Industry Boreholes

By | December 17th, 2015|Case Studies|

We recently completed a significant new borehole water supply for a chemicals company in Lancashire. The site had a test borehole constructed by a third party but were concerned that the proposal that had been put forward was not correct and asked Dales Water for a second opinion. After giving our verdict we were asked [...]