21 Mar 2016

Angle Grinder / Abrasive Wheel Staff Training

By | March 21st, 2016|News|

At Dales Water we take health and safety very seriously and throughout the year provide training to our staff on machinery, plant and general safety procedures. The most recent course, delivered by HACS training in Harrogate, was for safety during the use of abrasive wheels. Our drilling and maintenance team use angle grinders on a [...]

17 Feb 2016

Ensuring You Control Your Own Private Water Supply

By | February 17th, 2016|Case Studies, News|

We recently worked a new domestic borehole installation in the North of England which saw our team drill a brand new 46 metre deep borehole to modern specifications and fit out all the required infrastructure to supply a single property with running water. The job came about due to a problems with a pre-existing supply. [...]

25 Jan 2016

New Vehicle Tracking System

By | January 25th, 2016|News|

We have recently invested in new tracking system for our fleet of vehicles. The system brings many benefits including reducing wasted time and lowering fuel costs but primarily it gives us a greater ability to mobilise to sites quickly. With the new system we constantly know where all our vehicles are anywhere in the country. [...]

20 Jan 2016

Renovating a Property With a Private Water Supply

By | January 20th, 2016|News|

At Dales Water we are frequently contacted by home-owners who have taken on rural properties to renovate that make use of a spring or a borehole water supply. In this post we focus on spring water supplies in this context. Springs are used throughout the Yorkshire Dales and one of the most common problems we run into [...]

15 Dec 2015

Christmas Hours 2015

By | December 15th, 2015|News|

It’s that time of the year again the holidays will soon be upon us. During this busy period we would like to update you on the Christmas hours and holiday closures for Dales Water. The office will close for business 4pm on the 22nd December and reopen at 9am on the 4th January 2016. As always we [...]

25 Nov 2015

Preventing Contamination Of Private Spring Water Supplies

By | November 25th, 2015|News, Water Well Advice|

Under the Private water supplies regulations a multi barrier approach to preventing contamination of private water supplies is required. In context of a spring water supply system the first line of protection is normally the Spring collection tank. Quite often these tanks have been poorly installed and haven't been maintained properly over the years. That results in [...]

19 Nov 2015

New Job Vacancies at Dales Water

By | November 19th, 2015|News|

Due to continued expansion we are looking to recruit  2 new members of staff. The initial appointments would be of 1 year duration with a view to this being made permanent thereafter. We like our staff to be local and most of the  time you will be expected to report to the office in Melmerby, [...]

19 Aug 2015

Home Buyers Report on Property with Borehole Water Supply & Associated Works

By | August 19th, 2015|Case Studies, News|

Many dwellings in rural areas that predate mains water or are simply too remote to hook up it often draw their water from borehole or springs. Whenever a dwelling with a private water supply is up for sale it’s worthwhile a potential buyer carrying out a risk assessment or ‘home buyer report’ prior to purchasing. [...]

5 Aug 2015

Meet E.sybox John – Our DAB E.sybox Specialist

By | August 5th, 2015|News, Staff Profiles|

As an approved DAB e.syline partner Dales Water have used of DAB e.syboxes in a number of installations thanks to their reliability, space saving design and overall efficiency. With more and more e.syboxes out there in the field that require servicing, maintaining and repairing we are pleased to unveil our new DAB E.sybox Expert - [...]

29 May 2015

A Blast from the Past: RAF Leeming 1987 Borehole Project

By | May 29th, 2015|News|

Last week we were tweeted by Martin Preene of Preene Groundwater Consulting about a job we worked on almost 30 years ago. Martin had dug out a picture from a job at RAF Leeming in 1987 where Dales Water Services drilled two boreholes. The pictures showcase some of our old rigs mounted on Bedford army [...]