14 Sep 2012

Domestic Borehole Water Supplies

By | September 14th, 2012|Borehole Information|

Borehole water supplies form a very important part of water supplies throughout the country. Most people living outside towns and cities are partially, or solely, reliant on domestic borehole and spring water supplies. Here at Dales Water we work on a wide array of domestic properties and a good example of a domestic borehole water [...]

1 Aug 2012

Bespoke Private Water Supply Pumping Systems

By | August 1st, 2012|Borehole Information|

We have significant experience of pumping systems.  However, every now and then we get requests that require us to come up with innovative and different solution. We thoughts we’d share with a you a recent project not because it was innovative in terms of the pumping system, although it was a nice design that we [...]

26 Apr 2012

Abstraction licences

By | April 26th, 2012|Borehole Information|

An abstraction licence in England and Wales is a licence to abstract a controlled water (surface water or groundwater) where you plan to abstract more than 20m3/day (4,400 gallons). Where you plan to abstract less than 20m3/day no abstraction licence is required and no application has to be made to the Environment Agency. In Scotland [...]

17 Apr 2012

A stream of boreholes in drought conditions

By | April 17th, 2012|Borehole Information|

Drought conditions are now being reported in all but the most northerly and westerly of counties of England the BBC are reporting. Their most recent article on the drought situation, what a drought is and what the consequences are, can be seen here. The consequences of drought can  indeed be very dire on both the environment [...]

12 Apr 2012

Typical savings made by borehole water use

By | April 12th, 2012|Borehole Information|

The decision to go onto a private water supply, either a spring or borehole is either a financially led, a water pressure led decision or because mains water simply isn’t available. In the former case the decision to investigate a private water supply is so that it saves you money. We are quite often asked [...]

21 Mar 2012

Spring and Summer effects on boreholes: what can be done?

By | March 21st, 2012|Borehole Information|

During the spring and summer we all know we get less rainfall (we’ll other than when we get typical British Summers!!) Consequently water becomes scarcer and the groundwater table becomes lower. We are all currently being told in the press that we are suffering from a drought and that it is to continue throughout this [...]

21 Feb 2012

A rush for boreholes this drought year?

By | February 21st, 2012|Borehole Information|

The end of last year and the beginning of this year have been dry and we are expecting temperatures of up to 17 degrees Celsius on Thursday in February! The independent is reporting that 'Crippling droughts' are a possibility and the Daily Express reports a HOSEPIPE bans could start in weeks after the UK Government [...]

26 Jan 2012

Australia day and Australian boreholes

By | January 26th, 2012|Borehole Information|

It's Australia day! We all know Australia is dry – we’ve all seen the films and programmes of arid deserts and Ayres Rock and let’s face it compared to this country any where is dry! Consequently, many boreholes and wells in Australia are significantly deep, much deeper than we have here in the UK. In [...]

13 Dec 2011

Complete private water supply management

By | December 13th, 2011|Borehole Information|

I’m passionate about taking a holistic view of private water supply. Here at DWS we like to do everything in house and we’re often told that is why people come to us. Our complete private water supply management takes this all into account. Whether it’s a completely new system for a new project that you [...]