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.
3 Mar 2015

Help With Private Water Supplies Event in Thirsk on March 16th 2015

By | March 3rd, 2015|News|

Dales Water will be attending a special 'Help with Private Water Supplies' seminar at the Thirsk Rural Business Centre at the town’s Auction Mart, from 10am – 4pm on Monday 16th of March 2015. The event is free and it has been put together to offer advice to people who get their water supply from [...]

23 Feb 2015

High Specification Boreholes

By | February 23rd, 2015|Borehole Information, News|

In certain industries a higher specification borehole installation maybe required to ensure a business can operate successfully and profitably. This can be for a number of reasons such as the need to comply with government regulations, to ensure that final product (of which water helped produce) meets the required quality standards, the need to reduce [...]

27 Jan 2015

Dales Water Provide Rapid Turnaround Service to Borehole Water Dependent Site

By | January 27th, 2015|Case Studies, News|

Over the Christmas period our maintenance team responded to an emergency call out from a site in the North of England. The entire water supply had failed meaning no water was being delivered from the borehole. The site in question runs entirely on a private water supply and should they have to switch onto a [...]

15 Jan 2015

The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment in Borehole Drilling

By | January 15th, 2015|Case Studies, News|

Health and safety plays a big part in the way we do things at Dales Water and one area we pay a lot of attention to is the protective equipment worn and used by our staff working on drilling sites throughout the UK. A number of our recent projects have required specialist PPE due to [...]

16 Dec 2014

New Staff Member Announcement + Christmas Hours 2014

By | December 16th, 2014|News|

We're delighted to announce the appointment of a new Administration Assistant, Karen Ellis, who will be based at our recently refurbished Melmerby Head Office full time. Karen has a background working in Human Resources and in her new role she will primarily be helping the management team, dealing with telephone calls, customer queries and liaising [...]

15 Dec 2014

Completed Domestic Borehole Refurbishment Project

By | December 15th, 2014|Case Studies, News|

In early November we updated the Dales Water blog with Part 1 of a domestic borehole refurbishment project which you can read about here. We’re pleased to announce the project is now complete and the refurbished borehole is fully up and running. Background on the Project The site in question had an old borehole drilled [...]

1 Dec 2014

Boosting Water Pressure in Shopping Centres and Other Commercial Buildings

By | December 1st, 2014|Case Studies, News|

We recently received an enquiry regarding a newly refurbished shopping centre in the South of England. The building houses a number of retail outlets but also hosts a selection of restaurants, casual eateries and coffee shops that use water in reasonably large quantities. Due to its location and how mains supply was delivered to the [...]

17 Nov 2014

Dewatering Boreholes

By | November 17th, 2014|Borehole Information, News|

Whilst groundwater is often a blessing for many businesses and domestic dwellings it can also present problems for construction companies and mine operators. This is due groundwater creating a high water table that prevents the building of foundations, excavations or on-going mining projects. Wherever groundwater is likely to be encountered at a site of construction [...]

13 Nov 2014

Dales Water Attend Craven District Private Water Supplies Event

By | November 13th, 2014|News|

Last month Jonny and Joe attended the Craven District Private Water Supplies event over in Skipton, North Yorkshire. It’s been 2 years since the inaugural event which was very popular with residents throughout the Yorkshire Dales region as it gave them a chance to speak with regulators and private water supply engineers like us. The [...]

4 Nov 2014

Domestic Borehole Refurbishment Project

By | November 4th, 2014|Case Studies, News|

Not all of our work requires a borehole drilling from scratch and we’re often called upon to fix problems with existing installations and to refurbish water supplies from yesteryear that have been neglected or fallen into disrepair. In the first of 2 part series of posts we are going to show how this can be [...]