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 uses on the sites. Once installed the water can be pumped at virtually no cost to all parts of the stables or farm.
Borehole Installation at Stables in North Yorkshire
We were initially contacted by a leading race horse trainer stables in North Yorkshire who was spending significant sums of money on mains water and couldn’t get the pressure or volume of water they required to get maximum use from their equipment and facilities.
We reviwwed the sites underlying geology and hydrogeology and designed and installed a brand new borehole, including storage tanks + booster set system with float switch control. The borehole fills the water storage tank and the booster set pumps water to meet the sites instantaneous water demand requirements for volume and pressure with the borehole catching up during periods of quieter use.
Along with significant cost savings the borehole brings a number of benefits; horses are known to have strict drinking water requirements – “You can lead a Horse to water but you can’t make it drink” and this borehole in particular provides high quality of water free from toxins and removes the problems the trainer occasionally had with tap water.
The site also has two water walker’s installed for exercise and rehabilitation of racehorses which require water in large volume. This is where the storage tank and booster set are needed to deliver water on demand when required at higher flow rates than, in this instance, the underlying geology could support and the mains definitely couldn’t!.
On top of this the water is also used for wash down of the yard, the cleaning of loose horse boxes and for the general maintenance of more than 200 acres of land.
The payback time on the capital expenditure is approximately 12 months. After 12 months the stable will see a substantial improvement in their finances and potentially an increase in profits as a direct result of their new borehole water supply and infrastructure. The horses have an improved water source and the equipment used to assist the horses with their recuperation and training works more effectively.
The only thing we need to do now is pick a winner!