Borehole systems are a private supply that taps into the earth aquafer, which is a cost-effective, cheaper alternative to your mains water supply. Having a borehole can be a solution, anyone, using water, this can be used in residential applications through to varying industries. A few examples of a few industries that can source their water from a borehole.
Food & Beverage Industries
Mineral Water Supply’s
Borehole Geological Surveys & Drilling
A borehole geological survey will show what quality, volume and depth your borehole will likely be. This highlights the type of geology that your borehole will be situated through and can provide an anticipated mineral make-up of the water. This allows for an accurate quotation to be provided and is always recommended as the initial stage of getting your borehole supply up and running.
Depending on the volume of water required and the recharge rate of your borehole will determine what size pump will be required. The depth of the borehole depends on your geology and how deep your aquafer is in your area.
Water Testing & Treatment
Once a borehole has been drilled it is possible to work out the point in time picture of your new water supply detailing the mineral composition and what water treatment may be required. The process for treating the borehole water that is being extracted will depend on the UKAS accredited water report. Parameters that are commonly treated are water hardness, iron, manganese, pH and arsenic.
Why have a borehole drilled?
Borehole sources are an extremely cost-effective means of providing water to your property whether this be a residence, farm or industrial site. Boreholes also offer a source of water to those in more remote locations where mains water supply is not an option.
How much water can I extract?
In England and Wales, you can extract 20m3/day (20,000 litres) of water over a twenty-four-hour period without an extraction license. In Scotland, you can extract 10m3/day (10,000 litres) of water over a twenty-four-hour period without an extraction license. These water extraction quantities are generally fine for residential properties and agriculture sites.
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