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The Mud Slayer 350 – Innovative Water Recycling in Borehole Drilling Water Wells

In the End it’s the Customer First

As you may know, we offer a turn-key solution which gives larger organisations confidence that we can get the job done well and in a timely fashion.

We are continually looking at areas of our business where we can make improvements to improve our performance. In the end improvements in performance mean added value for the customer and if we’re clever enough – making our job a tad easier.

And in today’s blog, it’s about an innovation in operations which saves us a lot of ball ache and allows us to go in and do a job and then leave with minimum fuss and nobody would ever know we were there!! – well not quite, but you’ll see what I mean in a mo.

Enter The Mud Slayer 350

Anybody who has ever drilled a borehole for a water well or for geothermal heating, will know that the site can easily get waterlogged and it’s a real arse to clean it all up. We have recently purchased a machine that has put an end to all o’ that! Shovels, foot valves, mud pans are all things of the past.

How Does It Work Then?

What you do is – using an auger, bore a 18″ hole of about 2ft in depth around where you’ll sink your rods. Drop your Mud Slayer pick-up pump into the side of it, and off you go. The pump sucks up all the water, mud and cuttings and takes it to the Mud Slayer machine itself, where the main work is done. Cuttings are separated out and the non-destructive mud and water is recirculated, recycled back into the drilling operation.

The Mud Slayer 350 holds – yes, you’ve guessed it, 350 gallons of water, which is all you need for medium to large drilling operations. This means that we often don’t need to rely on outside water sources, which again can be a problem. Any waste created is dumped in containers and disposed of off site.

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Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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Borehole – Wikipedia

borehole is a narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be constructed for many different purposes, including the extraction of water, other liquids (such as petroleum) or gases (such as natural gas), as part of a geotechnical investigationenvironmental site assessmentmineral explorationtemperature measurement, as a pilot hole for installing piers or underground utilities, for geothermal installations, or for underground storage of unwanted substances, e.g. in carbon capture and storage.

Source: Borehole – Wikipedia

Commercial Water Well Drilling – A Turnkey Solution

A Turn Key Solution For Commercial Water Well Installation Projects

We offer a turn-key project management solution, which provides a complete package for the commercial client. With information gained from your operations and processes, feasibility studies are undertaken to ascertain volumes used, current charges, and thus payback time on the investment in water well technology. With a detailed borehole prognosis report, system design, drilling, groundwork, pump installation and water analysis and treatment, we guarantee your system is fully operational and open for business!

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If you would like to talk to us about your project, we are happy to give no obligation advice. Use the contact form, or call us on 01909 724286

In the meantime, Happy New Year and thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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Abstraction Licenses for Water

Water Well Abstraction Limit

Any home owner can extract up to 20,000 litres (20m³) of water per day without any license. A modest size household uses approximately 1200 litres per day.

More Than Enough Water for Your Home and Garden

Where does the water come from – all this 20,000 litres? Here’s a typical well head, before it gets covered up.

For the average household, this is more than enough water to look after your needs. If you think you might use more than this daily limit of 20 cubic metres (Approx 4,400 Gallons), then you will need to apply for an Abstraction License.

Water Irrigation, Farm Or Industrial Applications

If you do require more than 20,000 litres per day you will require an Abstraction Licence from the Environment Agency. Here at Waterseekers, we have this covered for you and know our way around the paperwork required to get everything into place. However, if you would like to access official documentation regarding Water Abstraction Licensing, then please follow the link.

Call Us on 01246 743022 and we will endeavour to guide you through the whole process

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UK Map of Over 100,000 Water Boreholes

Over at the British Geological Survey website I have discovered they have been very busy putting a wealth of information online for the likes of you and me to dig into. Of course, here at Waterseekers Water Well Drilling Company, we’re very interested in Water Boreholes; in fact we’re interested in any type of borehole drilled here in the UK. Currently, we’re doing a few projects in Birmingham and Northampton and there was a need to get more information for the clients, and this is how we came across the aforementioned public service.

So, to view a map of all installed water wells (I say all, but I don’t know for sure how accurate it is. Certainly, there are over 100,000 wells registered.), do as follows:

Go to the Geoindex page. http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoindex/
Click on the link that says Open the onshore Geoindex
This should take you to http://mapapps2.bgs.ac.uk/geoindex/home.html
In this new window, Click “Add Data”.
This should display a list

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Jack’s Back!

Waterseekers Welcomes Back Jack Hormell

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Jack who worked for the company on the drilling operations side, has now re-joined the company. Jack has spent the last 18 months working with Culligan UK, a large water treatment company and has gained valuable training and experience as a Water Engineer.

Water Engineer and Geo Designer for Rygan Energy Solutions Ltd

He will take on the role of Water Engineer for the company whilst undergoing further training for our partner company Rygan Energy Solutions Ltd as a Geo-designer for the Rygan high performance geo-exchanger systems.

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If you would like to talk to us about your water well project, we are happy to give advice. Use the contact form, or call us on 01909 724286

In the meantime, thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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Protecting Your Wellhead – From the Borehole Owner’s Maintenance Manual

The most visible portion of your drinking water system is the wellhead, the structure built over your borehole to protect its various parts. By protecting your wellhead, you will ensure the quality of your drinking water supply.

Maintaining Your Well-head

The well-head protects the well casing, which is the lining of the borehole, and the borehole cap, which provides a tight-fitting seal at the top of the borehole. The wellhead is your first line of defence to prevent pollutants from penetrating your drinking water system. Inspect your wellhead regularly to make sure these elements are in good condition.

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To keep your borehole safe, ensure a borehole professional performs any new borehole construction or modification, or to close an old borehole.

Take care when working or mowing around your borehole. It is easy to damage the well-head with heavy equipment, which will jeopardise the sanitary protection of your well, permitting contaminants to enter the water supply. Don’t pile snow, leaves or other materials around the borehole, where they can carry pollutants into the system.

When landscaping around your borehole or siting a new borehole, make sure the top of the borehole sits at least one foot above the ground. Slope the ground down and away from your borehole for proper drainage.

Ensure Clean Drinking Water

Some common household activities can actually threaten the quality of your drinking water. Even small spills of pesticides, fertilisers or fuels near your borehole can seep into the ground and contaminate the water.
Avoid mixing or using pesticides, fertilisers, herbicides, degreasers, fuels or other pollutants within 100 feet of your borehole. When siphoning water for these tasks, be careful to avoid back-flow back into the borehole system.

Conduct a quick visual check for activities that might threaten to enter your drinking water system at or near the wellhead which may include the following: septic tanks, lateral fields, cesspools, chemical storage areas, machinery maintenance areas, waste piles, sewers; underground storage tanks for chemicals, fertilisers, or petroleum products, above-ground tanks for chemicals, fertilisers or petroleum products; animal pens or feedlots and manure storage areas.

If your existing well is located near these activities, you may need to test your water quality more often than once a year. Try to move the risky activities away from your well. Check that your well is located on your property according to standards set in your area. These regulations are designed to protect the integrity of your water supply.

You should also inspect and pump septic systems on your property as often as recommended by your local health department or septic service, usually at three to five year intervals. Failing septic systems can leach contaminants into the water supply.

Waterseekers Drilling Company Ltd

If you would like to talk to us about your project, we are happy to give no obligation advice. Use the contact form, or call us on 01909 724286

In the meantime, thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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Water Borehole Drilling – A Turnkey Solution

A Turn Key Solution for Large Scale Water Borehole Projects

We offer a turn-key solution which provides a complete package for the client. With information gained from your operations and processes, feasibility studies are undertaken to ascertain volumes used, current charges, and thus payback time on the investment in water borehole technology. With a detailed borehole prognosis report, system design, drilling, groundwork, pump installation and water analysis and treatment we guarantee your system is fully operational and open for business!

Waterseekers Drilling Company Ltd

If you would like to talk to us about your project, we are happy to give no obligation advice. Use the contact form, or call us on 01909 724286

In the meantime, thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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