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.

Waterseekers Drilling Company Ltd

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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Expansion at Waterseekers sees in new rig – The Comacchio 450p

Expansion at Waterseekers

As the business grows, it has become clear that one area that was holding us back was the issue of accessibility. It’s alright having a nice big rig to undertake the largest boreholes in the most demanding of terrain, BUT … it does lock us out of some nice projects we would love to work on but can’t because the rig is just too big!

The Comacchio 450P Drill Rig is a medium sized rig designed for the geotechnical, environmental, water and exploration sectors. It's folding top mast and small footprint allows it to access tight work sites, while its 6.5 tonne main winch and 9 tonne pull back allows it to reach depths of over 1000m.

Turn-key Solution Demands Flexibility

Recent successes in marketing our business and gearing ourselves up to fit well with commercial projects by offering a turn-key solution, has opened doors to more business opportunities. We have invested a lot of time and effort in ensuring our turn-key business solution can fit well with the requirements of large commercial concerns and energy procurement consultants looking to help larger organisations optimise their energy usage, and of course – costs.

New Rig – Comacchio 450p

Here is a photo of our new helper rig at a beautiful location in the West country. Without her, we would not have been able to entertain this project for The National Trust.

The Comacchio 450P Drill Rig is a medium sized rig designed for the geotechnical, environmental, water and exploration sectors. It’s folding top mast and small footprint allows it to access tight work sites, while its 6.5 tonne main winch and 9 tonne pull back allows it to reach depths of over 1000m.

Tyntensfield House in the background as drilling under way to provide water for house, gardens and the boating lake.

Tyntensfield House in the background as drilling under way to provide water for house, gardens and the boating lake.

Waterseekers Drilling Company Ltd

We offer a turn-key solution that covers not just the technical aspects such as borehole prognosis, but also every requirement typical of any large commercial water borehole project:

  • Insurance
  • Health and Safety
  • Project Management

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

In the meantime, thanks for reading! Drink good pure water and be well, and… please excuse the pun!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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Waterseekers Revives Victorian Boating Lake

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Waterseekers have struck water at Tyntesfield House.

The Water Boreholes

Two waterwells were drilled to a depth of 150m in the grounds of this  spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house and estate near Wraxall.

As a result of the water wells, the National Trust will be giving life again to a Victorian boating lake and supplying water to irrigate the house gardens.

Tyntesfield House

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Welcome to the Victorian world of Antony Gibbs. An ordinary man with an extraordinary fortune, a man of vast riches but simple pleasures. Antony was the second generation of the Gibbs family to live at Tyntesfield. He epitomised the Victorian age, and was really interested in art, technology and travel.

We like to think he would be proud of the technology we have used to install Tyntesfield House with its own water supply from two water wells, which will keep a boating lake topped up and many acres of gardens watered.

Waterseekers

We offer a turn-key solution that covers not just the technical aspects such as borehole prognosis, but also every requirement typical of any large commercial water well project:

  • Insurance
  • Health and Safety
  • Project Management

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

Thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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The Advantages Of Water Well Drilling Yorkshire & East Midlands

Up To 20,000 Litres A Day From Your Own Water Well

Water is a critical resource for human and animal life but also for industry, which cannot move forward without a reliable water supply. Although it may seem unbelievable, many individuals are still finding it difficult to get a stable water supply, which can turn everyday life into a nightmare. Most people, particularly those who live in rural areas rely on water delivery to sustain their needs. Among other inconveniences, this is also very costly. To that extent, water well drilling represents the most reliable solution that provides individuals, families and business owners the opportunity to have their very own water supply. Water borehole drilling is the best bet they have to be independent of the water utility companies, to rely on a limitless supply (Up to 20,000 Litres/ Day – More than enough for the average household) of clean water, all year-round and which also increases the value of their property on the real estate market.

Are You Aware Of The Benefits Of Water Wells?

There are many uses of water wells. Water well drilling is performed for scientific and industrial reasons and also for domestic drinking water. However, it is also an important part of the green movement that continues to expand. In fact, water borehole drilling offers a viable alternative to traditional systems, for it is the most cost-effective way to supply water to geothermal heating and cooling systems for business and domestic properties. Using ground source wells, the entire process is environment-friendly, not to mention that it improves water quality and eliminates the need for other materials in a traditional heating system such as oil or natural gas. The major inconvenience is that the use of water well drilling for this type of system is not very popular because most people are not aware of the benefits they can get from it. As more and more of them become environmentally-conscious, it is probable that this type of system will gain popularity, changing for the better both their lives and the environment.

Water well drilling can have many uses around the home, bringing numerous advantages to the everyday life. For those who live in remote areas and maintain a farm, water borehole drilling works great for their irrigation needs, ensuring that their crops get as much water as they need, especially during summer. This system also supplies geothermal power to the house so it is the best way to exploit green energy without investing significant amounts of money. It is worth noting that there are many companies specializing in water borehole drilling and providing complete solutions for any kind of project. Water well drilling has come a long way from the traditional pump-less wells. Taking into account that drilling equipment has improved tremendously, it is imperative to hire a service provider with an extensive experience and expertise in this field. A reputed company will make use of reliable equipment as well as non-toxic materials, taking care of every aspect of the project and keeping clients abreast of its progress. In addition to specialized water well drilling services, a dependable company will provide affordable maintenance services and incentives that keep clients happy and satisfied with their investment. To that extent, http://www.waterseekers.co.uk/ is one such company operating in this industry and providing complete services at highly competitive rates.

So, without further a do, please call us on Call Us on 01246 743022 for help on installing your very own water well in Yorkshire & East Midlands.

Where Are We?

We are based in North Derbyshire and for most projects we are able to offer our services to customers who live in the following areas:

  • Derbyshire
  • Yorkshire
  • Sheffield
  • Lancashire
  • Manchester
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Humberside
  • Leicestershire
  • Staffordshire
  • Cheshire

The Advantages Of Water Well Drilling Yorkshire & East Midlands

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Water Supply Problems at Your Home or Business?

Water Supply Problems

Water is an increasingly vital and precious commodity, which we easily take for granted…until we encounter a problem!

Do any of the following sound familiar?

  • Low pressure? Sometimes there is nothing the water authorities can do to improve low pressure water supplies.
  • Poor, intermittent supply?
  • Poor water quality? Are you concerned about the toxicity of your water? Does your water contain too much chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, and other chemicals?
  • No water supply? Are you considering a new build or a renovation project?

The Watery Solution…

Waterseekers Well Drilling Services understand that you need a steady, reliable and safe water supply for your home or business. We have helped many of our customers to overcome their water supply problems.

Where Are We?

We are based in North Derbyshire and for most projects we are able to offer our services to customers who live in the following areas:

  • Derbyshire
  • Yorkshire
  • Lancashire
  • Manchester
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Humberside
  • Leicestershire
  • Staffordshire
  • Cheshire

If you have water supply problems, help is at hand. Please contact us for advice and guidance and a no-obligation quotation.

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Installing A Water Well Can Improve Your Health

Filtered Tap Water – Making a Start

The most obvious choice you and your family can make is to purchase and install a water filter for your home. There are three different types of water filters. Let’s take a brief look below.

Reverse Osmosis Filter

In addition to removing chlorine, inorganic, and organic contaminants in your water, an <a href="RO filter“>RO filter will also remove about 80 percent of the fluoride and most DPBs.

Ion Exchange Filter

Ion exchange is designed to remove dissolved salts in the water, such as calcium. This system actually softens the water or exchanges natural-forming mineral ions in the water with its own ions, thereby neutralizing their harmful effect of creating scale build-up.

The ion exchange system was originally used in boilers and other industrial situations before becoming popular in home purifying units, which usually combine the system with carbon for greater effectiveness.

Granular Carbon and Carbon Block Filters

These are the most common types of counter top and under counter water filters.

Granular carbon filters and carbon block systems perform the same process of contaminant removal, adsorption, which is the chemical or physical bond of a contaminant to the surface of the filter media.

Granular activated carbon is recognized by the EPA as the best available technology for the removal of organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and industrial chemicals. However, one of the downfalls of granular carbon filters is that the loose material inside can channel–the water creates pathways through the carbon material, escaping filtering.

Carbon block filters offer the same superior filtering ability but are compressed with the carbon medium in a solid form. This eliminates channeling and gives the ability to precisely combine multiple media in a sub-micron filter cartridge. By combining different media, the ability to selectively remove a wide range of contaminants can be achieved.

Ideally, you want a filtration system that offers a variety of methods to remove different contaminants. Most systems do not address a combination of organic, inorganic, cyst, sediment and metals.

Install Your Own Water Well!

One other rising trend is to have a water well installed on your property. Typically a water borehole is drilled between 20 to 60m deep. By doing this you literally tap into a water table.

These water wells are springing up (excuse the pun) all over the country as health aware consumers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with municipal supplies and expensive bottled water.

The majority of time the well water is safe to drink. The water is always sent to the lab for testing and advice given on the appropriate treatment. In 90% of cases, UV and Carbon filtration is good enough.

If you’re interested in what it takes to install your own water well, check out Waterseekers, who provide water well installations tailor-made to the unique requirements of each client. They offer a complete water well installation service, which covers all aspects of borehole design, drilling, ground work and pump installation giving you a limitless supply of clean water for your business or home.

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Living Water from a Spring

In choosing the right type of water for you and your family, you want to aim for pH balance. Distilled water is too acidic and alkaline water is too alkaline. The ideal pH of your water should be between 6.5 to 7.5, which is neutral.

Mountain spring water is in this ideal range. It is some of the healthiest water on the planet because it is “living water”. Living water, like “living food is in its raw, natural state the way nature intended.

One of the main reasons I am such an advocate for eating raw, organic vegetables is because these “living foods” contain biophotons, small units of light stored by all organic organisms, including you.

Gravity-fed spring water is alive in much the same way. When you take this vital energy into your body, you are re-charging it with health and encouraging it to return to a whole and balanced state.

Now, when I mention mountain spring water, I don’t mean the two-gallon jugs you see sitting on your grocery store shelf. I’m talking about water you bottle yourself from a gravity-fed spring. There’s a great website called FindaSpring.com where you can find a natural spring in your area. The nearest one to me is in Birchover near Matlock here in Derbyshire. This is a great way to get back to nature and teach your children about health and the sources of clean water.

Health Benefits of Drinking Pure Water

I can’t say enough about the health benefits of drinking pure water. Here are only a few of the many health benefits you and your family will enjoy once you make the switch to pure water:

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Properly digest food and absorb nutrients from food
  • Have healthy, glowing skin
  • Decrease muscle and joint inflammation
  • Have better circulation
  • Detoxify your body naturally

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