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 [...]

10 Sep 2013

Saving Water: How Scarcity and Misuse Threatens Our Planet

By | September 10th, 2013|Groundwater|

Working day in day out with private water supplies and groundwater it's very much part of our job here at Dales Water to protect such a valuable resource. There's no better job satisfaction than informing people about their water and seeing the difference it makes to people’s lives when originally they only had a poor [...]

4 Sep 2013

Problems with Groundwater that might Require Water Treatment

By | September 4th, 2013|Groundwater, News|

As part of our full scale private water supply services Dales Water provide in-house water quality treatment / filtration requirements for a number of clients. For certain applications water treatment may be required to bring the water in line with drinking water requirements or to make sure it's fit for the proposed use. This is [...]

17 Jul 2013

Global Groundwater Levels

By | July 17th, 2013|Groundwater, News, Water Industry News|

We recently read an article regarding well water (borehole) supplies declining across the world on the Guardian's Environmental Section. The world is seeing the collision between population growth and water supply at the regional level. For the first time in history, grain production is dropping in a geographic region with nothing in sight to arrest [...]

15 Feb 2012

Bacteria in water supplies

By | February 15th, 2012|Groundwater|

We all know that some bacteria makes us ill but that that we also have a symbiotic relationship with other bacteria who look after us and help us function properly. Often the bacteria that occur in water supplies are of the former kind; they are not natural to our bodies and can cause us to [...]

5 Jan 2012

Groundwater levels

By | January 5th, 2012|Groundwater|

The Environment Agency is reporting that many areas of the Midlands and the South East are experiencing low levels of groundwater for the time of year, see here for their article. The recent rainfall has helped in replenishing surface water features however; because of the nature groundwater this recent rainfall has not substantially recharged groundwater [...]