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.
15 Dec 2015

Christmas Hours 2015

By | December 15th, 2015|News|

It’s that time of the year again the holidays will soon be upon us. During this busy period we would like to update you on the Christmas hours and holiday closures for Dales Water. The office will close for business 4pm on the 22nd December and reopen at 9am on the 4th January 2016. As always we [...]

25 Nov 2015

Preventing Contamination Of Private Spring Water Supplies

By | November 25th, 2015|News, Water Well Advice|

Under the Private water supplies regulations a multi barrier approach to preventing contamination of private water supplies is required. In context of a spring water supply system the first line of protection is normally the Spring collection tank. Quite often these tanks have been poorly installed and haven't been maintained properly over the years. That results in [...]

19 Nov 2015

New Job Vacancies at Dales Water

By | November 19th, 2015|News|

Due to continued expansion we are looking to recruit  2 new members of staff. The initial appointments 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, [...]

19 Aug 2015

Home Buyers Report on Property with Borehole Water Supply & Associated Works

By | August 19th, 2015|Case Studies, News|

Many dwellings in rural areas that predate mains water or are simply too remote to hook up it often draw their water from borehole or springs. Whenever a dwelling with a private water supply is up for sale it’s worthwhile a potential buyer carrying out a risk assessment or ‘home buyer report’ prior to purchasing. [...]

5 Aug 2015

Meet E.sybox John – Our DAB E.sybox Specialist

By | August 5th, 2015|News, Staff Profiles|

As an approved DAB e.syline partner Dales Water have used of DAB e.syboxes in a number of installations thanks to their reliability, space saving design and overall efficiency. With more and more e.syboxes out there in the field that require servicing, maintaining and repairing we are pleased to unveil our new DAB E.sybox Expert - [...]

24 Jun 2015

Borehole Repair Job at Fish Farm

By | June 24th, 2015|Case Studies|

A recent project over in Skipton saw the Dales Water maintenance crew repair two old boreholes used by a large trout fisheries. Borehole water is very desirable for fish farms thanks to it retaining a more consistent temperature which certain types of fish are very sensitive to. It is also invariably high quality too, meaning [...]

5 Jun 2015

Boreholes for Stables and Race Horses

By | June 5th, 2015|Case Studies|

Horses and stables require a considerable amount of water and a borehole can make great sense from a cost, reliability, pressure and quality perspective. Water is used throughout the facilities for drinking, wash down, cleaning, horse walkers and horse recuperation. It is also often used for farm houses that accompany the stables and for human [...]

29 May 2015

A Blast from the Past: RAF Leeming 1987 Borehole Project

By | May 29th, 2015|News|

Last week we were tweeted by Martin Preene of Preene Groundwater Consulting about a job we worked on almost 30 years ago. Martin had dug out a picture from a job at RAF Leeming in 1987 where Dales Water Services drilled two boreholes. The pictures showcase some of our old rigs mounted on Bedford army [...]

28 Apr 2015

The Problems and Solutions to Borehole Construction

By | April 28th, 2015|News|

In March 2015 we attended the Help with Private Water Supplies seminar at the Thirsk Rural Business Centre. The free event was put on to offer advice to people who get their water supply from a spring, stream, well or a borehole which is very common in and around the Yorkshire Dales. Business owners, a [...]

13 Apr 2015

New Borehole Installed at Specialist Education Centre

By | April 13th, 2015|Case Studies, News|

In early March we completed a brand new borehole installation at an education and children’s residential centre in the North East of England. The new borehole system takes advantage of two e.syboxes in an e.sytwin setup, has a water treatment system and was installed as part of large development incorporating two residential homes and a [...]