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 [...]

28 Oct 2014

Acidisation of Boreholes

By | October 28th, 2014|News, Water Well Advice|

From time to time boreholes that have been drilled into chalk aquifers need to be either developed to increase performance or rehabilitated due to blockage by incrustations. One technique used to achieve this is acidisation whereby hydrochloric acid is used in large quantities to facilitate the removal of soft material from within the borehole and [...]

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 [...]

8 Aug 2013

Water Well Rehabilitation and Remediation

By | August 8th, 2013|News, Water Well Advice|

From time to time water wells might fail to produce the quantity or the quality of water they were once capable of; rather than abandon the well and incur the cost of a new one being drilled they can often be rehabilitated. Our experienced engineering team have worked on a number of water well / [...]

16 Jul 2013

Using Water Storage Tanks to Effectively Manage Your Private Water Supply

By | July 16th, 2013|News, Water Well Advice|

A full private water supply installation is made up from various components including submersible pumps, headworks, control systems and in some cases, depending on the requirements – water storage tanks. Water storage tanks are often used if the borehole or spring water supply doesn’t yield enough water on demand or the borehole needs chance to [...]

13 Mar 2013

Legionella Bacteria in Water Supplies

By | March 13th, 2013|News, Water Well Advice|

Legionella bacteria was in the news quite frequently last year, see the recent BBC articles here on their website so we'd thought we'd take a quick look at the bacteria itself, why it's dangerous and how you can protect against it... What is Legionella bacteria? Legionella bacteria are naturally occurring bacteria that occur water courses [...]

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 [...]

20 Feb 2013

The Importance of Proper Private Water Supply Maintenance

By | February 20th, 2013|News, Water Well Advice|

Ensuring that you’re private water supply is well maintained is one of the most important aspects for keeping your water infrastructure running smoothly. There’s no point spending good money on a borehole and pump installation to then let it slowly degrade over time and then have to fork out for a large repair bill. Like [...]

11 Dec 2012

Santa is coming but so is Jack Frost.

By | December 11th, 2012|Water Well Advice|

At this time of year its freezing – and it’s likely to get colder. This can affect your borehole and spring water supply whether it’s domestic, commercial or industrial.  At this time of year it is very important to look after and protect your water supply system. Freezing of pipework and equipment not only causes [...]