21 Mar 2013

Borehole Maintenance: Keeping Your Water Supply Running all Year Round

By | March 21st, 2013|Borehole Information, News|

If you rely on a borehole water supply either for domestic or commercial use then keeping it maintained is extremely important. With regular borehole maintenance check-ups you can not only extend the working life of the borehole but also maintain its efficiency and borehole yield. Top Tips for Maintaining Your Borehole 1. Don’t try to [...]

11 Mar 2013

Who Can Benefit from a Private Water Supply?

By | March 11th, 2013|Borehole Information, News, Water Well Advice|

A lot of businesses and homeowners think they have to rely on a mains water company to provide their properties or factories with running water. They don’t. Anyone is entitled to drill a borehole / water well on their land and abstract up to 20, 000 litres (20 cubic metres, 4,000 gallons) per day free [...]

7 Mar 2013

What is an Artesian Well?

By | March 7th, 2013|Borehole Information, Hydrogeology, News|

When researching a borehole for your property or business you might have come across the term Artesian Well, but what does it actually mean and how is it different? Firstly, artesian groundwater is the same as any other type of groundwater the only difference is how it gets to the surface. An artesian well is [...]

5 Mar 2013

Decommissioning Boreholes

By | March 5th, 2013|Borehole Information, News|

Here at Dales Water we recently worked on the decommissioning of a borehole dating back to the 1960’s that had fallen out of use and was no longer required. It’s always nice to see old pieces of infrastructure in place that have stood the test the time and were still capable of bearing water right [...]

16 Jan 2013

Nice old boreholes

By | January 16th, 2013|Borehole Information|

Sometimes in our job you see some nice old pieces of infrastructure. We recently saw just such an example of an old borehole that we were being asked to decommission properly in accordance with environmental regulation, probably dating from the 1960's or 70s, not especially old but nice to see none the less. We thought [...]

15 Jan 2013

Boreholes and Confined Spaces

By | January 15th, 2013|Borehole Information, News|

A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g. lack of oxygen). - HSE. This includes locations where boreholes and wells exist which, in particular, historically were constructed at the base of deep [...]

13 Dec 2012

Borehole water supplies and ‘Fracking’

By | December 13th, 2012|Borehole Information|

There is a lot in the news today about ‘Fracking’ with many differing opinions who are both for and against it. It's had radio & TV coverage along with the the BBC publishing an article on it here. Fracking is relatively new and untested so it's hard to know the consequences of it could be, [...]

1 Nov 2012

Borehole and water consultancy

By | November 1st, 2012|Borehole Information|

Sometimes we just need information, nothing physical, just information. It can be difficult to get the right information but once you've got it, it is invaluable in being able to make further conclusions and decisions. We are the right people to help you with this with our consultancy service being the ideal service for those [...]

16 Oct 2012

Borehole CCTV Survey

By | October 16th, 2012|Borehole Information|

Have you ever thought about what your borehole actually looks like below ground level? No? Well you should. One of our services that we offer provides a borehole CCTV survey, you can see it here. This allows you to view your borehole from a unique perspective and is a very useful engineering tool for both [...]

27 Sep 2012

Flooding and boreholes

By | September 27th, 2012|Borehole Information|

I think we have all seen enough water just lately! To say it has been wet is a bit of an understatement! Historically borehole chambers have always been below ground (something that is changing with modern laws and improved engineering techniques) and without doubt there will be several hundred, or possibly thousands, of borehole chambers [...]