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 Apr 2014

Dales Water Staff Take National Water Hygiene Scheme Course

By | April 3rd, 2014|News|

As part of our commitment to staff training and health and safety last month several members of our team took the National Water Hygiene Card Training Course. The training card is relatively new and was designed to replace all water company specific hygiene schemes. Before the hygiene card workers had to undergo separate testing, health [...]

31 Mar 2014

DEFRA Abstraction Reform Consultation: Our Responses

By | March 31st, 2014|News, Water Industry News|

The DEFRA Consultation for Abstraction closed on the 28th of March so we thought we would share our responses to the questions posed in the online survey. For those unaware, the Environment Agency and DEFRA released a consultation on Abstraction Licence Reform which is the first time significant changes have been considered in approximately 60 [...]

14 Mar 2014

Our Thoughts on the Proposed Changes to Abstraction Licensing Regime in England and Wales

By | March 14th, 2014|News, Water Industry News|

The Environment Agency (EA) and DEFRA are proposing to change the abstraction licencing regime in England and Wales, the first time substantial changes have been made in approximately 60 years. They have released a consultation on this that can be found here. This briefing note has been prepared to highlight the changes that are being [...]

10 Mar 2014

Dales Water Partner with DAB to Become Approved e.syline Partners

By | March 10th, 2014|News|

We're pleased to announce that Dales Water are now an approved e.syline partner for DAB and their range of e.sybox products. This partnership means we are now part of a select group of companies who carry stock of the e.sybox with an extended 3 year warranty only available through e.syline partners. What is an e.syline [...]

17 Feb 2014

An Interview with Jonathan Dalton on the Groundwater Industry

By | February 17th, 2014|News|

Last year we worked with the Water Well Journal to produce an article that looked at the groundwater industry here in the UK and compared it with that of the United States. The article was written from the view point of both a veteran water well contractor and a professional who has been in the [...]

11 Feb 2014

Our Brand New Office

By | February 11th, 2014|News|

At the end of January we moved into our brand new purpose built office at our base in Melmerby, Ripon. Previously we'd been using an old portakabin which although served its purpose was in much need of a refresh. Building works commenced at the end of November and you can see some pictures from the [...]

6 Feb 2014

A Blast From the Past: Dales Water Featured in Farming in Yorkshire from 1995

By | February 6th, 2014|News|

Our recent office move (blog posting coming soon) gave us an excuse to dig through various old documents that haven't seen daylight for several years. Amongst various bits of old paperwork and memorabilia we were lucky enough to stumble across a Farming in Yorkshire Magazine from 1995 where we were given a 4 page spread [...]

29 Jan 2014

Cost Savings on Borehole Water Supplies

By | January 29th, 2014|News|

One of the most common questions we get here at Dales Water is what kind of savings can be made if an end user were to switch from a mains supply to a borehole water supply. It's also usually one of the first considerations by customers in the research stage of a project, when they're [...]

17 Jan 2014

Borehole Design Best Practice: What Goes into a Fully Working Borehole?

By | January 17th, 2014|Borehole Information, Groundwater, News, Water Well Advice|

Borehole design is extremely important; both for ensuring the sustainability of groundwater and also to make sure the installation creates a cost effective method of obtaining water for the end user. Sadly, borehole design and construction is one of the most overlooked aspects within the industry and not enough time, care or attention is put [...]

2 Jan 2014

Health and Safety Considerations: Working Alongside Transport Systems

By | January 2nd, 2014|Drilling Equipment, News|

Health and safety is an important part of what we do, the most important thing of any job is to make sure that everyone goes home at the end of the day safe and well. One of the areas where risks are raised is when we are asked to drill Boreholes or work on Private [...]