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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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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.

Waterseekers Water Well Drilling for Private & Commercial Projects.

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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Quotes About Water…That Make You Think

This week we thought we would take a lighter, and wider look at the nature of water. We’ve collected a number of quotes that use the idea of water to make us think….

“Filthy water cannot be washed.”- West African Proverb

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“Water is precious; it is the very source of life and a free gift from the Creator.”
– Desmond M. Tutu

“Mind is just like water. When agitated, it is difficult to see what lies beneath. When settled, the answers come to the surface.”

“Stop watering the weeds in your life, and start watering the flowers.”

“Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – one for peace and one for science.”
– John F. Kennedy

“The grass is greener, where you water it.”

“In every glass of water we drink, some of the water has already passed through fishes, trees, bacteria, worms in the soil, and many other organisms, including people. . .Living systems cleanse water and make it fit, among other things, for human consumption.” – Elliot A. Norse, in R.J. Hoage, ed., Animal Extinctions, 1985

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BARNSLEY FOOTBALL CLUB – November 2014

Waterseekers WDS Ltd (a waterwell drilling company) were contacted by the club to investigate the potential of abstracting water from a borehole for irrigation purposes.

Initial survey suggested possible workings at various depths and a High possibility of Iron within the underlying Geology.

Considering all there options the club decided to progress with the works.

We commenced drilling utilizing mud flushing down to 41m diameter 305mm. Flushing was lost through broken ground/suspected workings. A 219mm casing was installed to 46m and pressure grouted in place, allowing drilling to progress to the target aquifer at 80m.

Gas monitoring equipment was utilized through out the operation

The club required a water flow of 4 meter cubed per hr for 24hrs at Peak times through out the summer. The Borehole was test Pumped at 8m3 per hr with no depression in the Borehole.

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Hampshire – Water Borehole Drilling and Groundwater Maps

Groundwater Map – Hampshire

As an installer of ground source heating and water boreholes, we find it interesting to look at water tables throughout the UK. This week we look at groundwater in Hampshire, UK.

What are Groundwater Source Protection Zones?

Groundwater provides a third of our drinking water in England and Wales, and it also maintains the flow in many of our rivers. In some areas of Southern England, like Hampshire, groundwater supplies up to 80% of the drinking water that you get through your taps. It is crucial that we look after these sources and ensure that your water is completely safe to drink.
The UK Environment Agency has defined Source Protection Zones (SPZs) for 2000 groundwater sources such as wells, boreholes and springs used for public drinking water supply. These zones show the risk of contamination from any activities that might cause pollution in the area. The closer the activity, the greater the risk. The maps show three main zones (inner, outer and total catchment) and a fourth zone of special interest, which we occasionally apply, to a groundwater source.

The agency uses zones in conjunction with our Groundwater Protection Policy to set up pollution prevention measures in areas which are at a higher risk, and to monitor the activities of potential polluters nearby.

You can read more and search for maps of your own area here.

Installing Water Wells (Water Boreholes) in Hampshire

The geology in Hampshire serves itself well to the drilling of water boreholes ( water wells).

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 01246 743022

Thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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New Pitch & New Water Borehole for Sheffield United FC

Better Pitch & Better Water Supply

Throughout the summer, Sheffield United hope to keep fans up-to-date with the progress of the new state-of-the-art turf and the new water borehole. ( See Borehole Drilling Rig above)

Experts have begun work on both the installation of a Desso pitch and the installation of a water borehole to provide the ground with all its water needs, bringing to an end around 153 years of football being played on a traditional surface, and reliance on a costly municipal water supply at the oldest professional football stadium in the world.

Desso GrassMaster is a sports playing field surface composed of natural grass combined with artificial fibres. The artificial grass fibres are injected 20 centimetres (7.9″) deep, and cover about 3% of the surface.

Water Borehole Drilling Rig in Action at Bramall Lane

While the grass is growing, the roots intertwine with the artificial fibres. The designers claim this anchors the field to create a solid, even structure with good drainage and ‘playing comfort’.

With the new water borehole, the ground will have a reliable and cost saving water supply to maintain the new turf.

Contact Us for Commercial Water Borehole Services

Here at Waterseekers we provide a complete turnkey service – a detailed borehole prognosis report, system design, drilling, groundwork, pump installation and water analysis and treatment to guarantee your system fully operational and open for business!

Please get in touch for more information.

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Sheffield United F.C. Academy

Waterborehole Installation at Sheffield United Football Club Completed

In our last News article of 4th June 2015, we talked about both the new waterwell ( waterborehole ) installation and the new pitch at the SUFC Blades Bramall Lane ground. (You can sneek a preview of Week 9 of the work undertaken.)

Also…Waterborehole Installation at Sheffield Academy Completed

Well folks, it doesn’t stop at Bramall Lane. Waterseekers have been busy moving their rig to the Sheffield Academy Training ground.

It’s here where SUFC Blades run the popular football Summer Camps .

The Water Borehole at Sheffield Academy

Based on the feasibility report Waterseekers were commissioned to drill a Borehole through the rock strata below the hillside at Shirecliffe, Sheffield
About The Academy

Sheffield United Football Club Youth Academy are the youth team of Sheffield United. The Under-18 team play in Professional Development League 2. The U18 team is the feeder team for the Reserves, where senior members of the team also make appearances. The Academy has also provided backup to the first team during player shortages. The team plays at the Shirecliffe Ground at Firshill Crescent.
Waterseekers Water Borehole Drilling Sevices
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd has over 50 years experience of commercial water well installations for agricultural and industrial usage. You dont have to know about the above definitions becasue we undertake the Borehole Prognosis for you.
Commercial Water Borehole Turn Key Solutions

We offer a turn-key solution 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 01246 743022

Thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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UK Map of Over 100,000 Water Wells

British Geological Survey

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, we’re very interested in Water Wells; in fact we’re interested in any type of borehole drilled here in the UK. Curently we’re doing a few projects in Berkshire and Hampshire and there was a need to get more information for the clients, and this is how I came across the aforementioned public service.

The Geoindex

OK. I’ll be honest, I had to send an email to the BGS website support team, cos if your not that savvy with computers like me, then you might also get lost in the jungle – which is why I’m going to show you how to quickly access the information. 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 of Categories in a small window to display on the map.
BGS Geoindex. Click Add Data & Choose one or more categories

Click Add Data & Choose one or more categories

  • Under Boreholes, click the plus sign by Waterwells.
  • Bob is Your Uncle! See below for sample map of waterwells in Berkshire, but it could just as easily be water wells in your area, be it Yorkshire, Hampshire or Essex.
Sample Map of Waterwells in Reading, Berkshire

Sample Map of Waterwells in Reading, Berkshire

And of course you can choose to display other info too, like Borehole Scans or Waterwell Levels.

Enjoy!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

Can We Help You With a Project?

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 01246 743022 or 01909 724286 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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