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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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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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Rethinking Geothermal

Rygan Corporation’s ground-heat exchange system helps heat and cool a historic US landmark

In 2010, the multinational consultancy and engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler faced a critical design challenge with one of its American clients, the National Park Service (NPS).The NPS is an agency of the US government that manages all of the country’s national parks, national monuments and other
conservation and historical properties.
One of its most recognised historical venues, the Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was suffering from a failed geothermal system and costing the agency exorbitant amounts to operate auxiliary heating and cooling systems.

GEO SYSTEMS

There was much at stake for both the NPS and Amec. The venue is an all-wood structure of mid- Georgian architecture, which houses priceless historical documents and artefacts, all of which depend on precise, dependable humidity- and climate-control systems for preservation. The original geothermal system designed to provide and sustain these critical functions was an open or ‘pump and dump’ type system. Because open systems circulate groundwater directly through the heat pump, they can be very efficient, allowing direct access to the groundwater’s thermal energy. Unfortunately for the Longfellow house, however, its groundwater contained high concentrations of iron and manganese that fouled the pumps and pipes feeding the system – a common problem for open systems in that area. The open style was originally selected because there wasn’t enough available space on the grounds to install a closed-loop, U-bend system. Closed systems are made of polyethylene plastic, which is impervious to harsh groundwater, but require more wellbores and land space to compensate for the material’s poor heat transfer characteristics. For a geo system to feasibly exist on this site, the Amec consultants needed a new technology.

NEW DESIGN

Senior Amec project manager and engineer John Peterson led the design and geo implementation for the Longfellow site. He had learned of a new composite-based closed-loop system, which had only been commercially available for a few years. Rygan Corporation, a material sciences company from Tulsa, Oklahoma, had developed a low thermal resistance fibreglass composite system that had been successfully used on other projects. After representatives from the two companies met, Amec decided to conduct a test utilising the new composite system in one of the existing open wellbores. The performance Peterson witnessed from the test bore resulted in a new design for the Longfellow house based entirely on the Rygan composite system. According to Peterson, the Rygan technology provided the NPS with a sustainable, geo-based solution, which would have otherwise been impossible due to land space constraints and archaeological restrictions. “The site grounds presented numerous rygan-pipeconstraints and archaeological barriers to drilling or land disruption. A traditional polyethylene U-bend type system would have required drilling and trenching for 20 wellbores, which was impossible for the site. The Rygan system allowed us to provide a high-performing yet closed system, impervious to groundwater elements and with minimal drilling and disruption,” he said. Peterson also stated that the performance they’ve seen on the Longfellow house “isn’t achievable with traditional systems, open or closed”, and that the system has enabled solutions they couldn’t have conceived of seven years ago.

URBAN PROJECTS

Since the commissioning of the Longfellow house in 2011, the use of Rygan-based geo systems has grown with government, commercial and residential jobs across the US, often in areas that could not accommodate another geothermal system due to space restrictions. “Most of our projects happen in urban and metropolitan settings, says Rygan co-founder and chief operating officer Lane Lawless. “Our material with its coaxial configuration greatly reduces thermal resistance between the formation and the heat pumps on the surface. Because we’re more efficiently and effectively exchanging heat with the ground, we usually need half or less of the drilling and land space required for traditional polyethylene U-bend systems. This ultimately means we can deliver geo-based solutions to the more densely populated urban areas that have traditionally been ineligible for geo due to space constrictions.” When asked if Rygan has plans to move beyond North America, Lawless says the framework for that is now in the works. “We have several potential projects we’re looking at in the UK and Scandinavia. The key is having a good indigenous partner who will exert quality control over design and installation. We’ve been fortunate to work with superb designers and installers in the US, and now we believe we’ve found that same quality of partner in the UK. Regardless of your technology, it takes quality minded people to deliver a quality geo solution.”

RYGAN UK

Rygan Energy Solutions has been selected as the approved partner for the UK market. It will deliver the Rygan technology as a turnkey, mechanical solution, with a full design and installation service. “We have our first commercial installation in the UK in March this year,” says Lee Hormell, director of Rygan Energy Solutions and Waterseekers Well Drilling UK Ltd, “and have several projects in the pipeline. Due to the success of Rygan-based systems in the US, a repeatable template has already been established that we can utilise here.”

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Harmony – Water Wells and Water Purification

Harmony – Water Wells and Water Purification

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

Hand in hand with water borehole drilling services that we specialize in here at Waterseekers, is the purification of this water once we’ve got it out of the ground.

Although the quality of the water from a waterwell is arguably superior to water from municipal supplies, we can always do more to improve the quality of our drinking water and so the health of everybody who drinks water – not that many really ?

Also, there are times when well water has a high lead content, which must be removed.

So What Is Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis was developed as a water treatment method more than 40 years ago. The process first arose as a technique of desalinating seawater. Once the method’s decontaminating capabilities were recognized, reverse osmosis systems started to be commercially produced for home water purification purposes. These systems were installed in homes even as far back as the 1970s. Reverse osmosis systems seemed a viable option to the more costly and energy wasteful distillation units.

The Process:
The reverse osmosis process relies upon a semi-permeable membrane through which pressurized water is forced. Reverse osmosis, simply put, is the opposite of the natural osmosis process of water. Osmosis is the name for the tendency of water to migrate from a weaker saline solution to a stronger saline solution, gradually equalizing the saline composition of each solution when a semi-permeable membrane separates the two solutions.

In reverse osmosis, water is forced to move from a stronger saline solution to a weaker solution, again through a semi-permeable membrane. Because molecules of salt are physically larger than water molecules, the membrane blocks the passage of salt particles. The end result is desalinated water on one side of the membrane and a highly concentrated, saline solution of water on the other side. In addition to salt particles, this process will remove a select number of drinking water contaminants, depending upon the physical size of the contaminants. For this reason, reverse osmosis has been touted as an effective drinking water purification method.

Pros and Cons:
Reverse osmosis is a valuable water purification process when mineral-free water is the desired end product. Most mineral constituents of water are physically larger than water molecules. Thus, they are trapped by the semi-permeable membrane and removed from drinking water when filtered through a reverse osmosis system. Such minerals include salt, lead, manganese, iron, and calcium.

Reverse osmosis will also remove some chemical components of drinking water, including nitrates and the dangerous mind numbing municipal additive – fluoride.

Although reverse osmosis does extract several contaminants from drinking water, its removal capabilities are not ideally suited to the challenges of the municipally treated water that the overwhelming majority of people receive. Municipal water contains such contaminants as chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). Because these contaminants are physically smaller in size than water, the semi-permeable membrane cannot prohibit them from passing through with the water. Thus, they remain in drinking water.

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

Reverse osmosis, also, by removing alkaline mineral constituents of water, produces acidic water. Acidic water can be dangerous to the body system, causing calcium and other essential minerals to be stripped from bones and teeth in order to neutralize its acidity. Trace elements of minerals were intended to be in water; their removal leaves tasteless, an potentially unhealthy drinking water.

To benefit from reverse osmosis water filters, means that we have to make sure that our body is supplemented with the minerals which were stripped out along with all the bad stuff – nitrates, flouride.

Reverse osmosis water filters remove fluoride and fluoro-silicic acid at the molecular level. Activated carbon water filters remove pesticides. Air conditioning removes most toxins from the air. Activated carbon air filters remove incinerator, foundry and ceramic factory toxins from the air.

Who Are We?

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 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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Summary of Waterwell Drilling Projects for 2014 – 2015

Water Borehole (Waterwells) Projects Undertaken – 2014-15

We have had a very busy summer completing some large scale projects:

Darrington Quarry

75m x 450mm Diameter Borehole drilled with air and foam through the lower Magnesium formation. Borehole test pumped at 60m3 per hr. water is to be used for the aggregate washing plant.
Belmont Laundry in Essex

Borehole commenced at 406mm diameter to 96m through the London basin and 5m into the top of the chalk, 273mm casing installed into the top of the chalk at 96m and back grouted. Borehole progressed through the Chalk to a final depth of 160m. Pump tested at 15m3 per hr. Water to be used for the Laundry.
Aeroserve Laundry in Slough

Borehole commenced at 406mm to 30m and 5m into the top of the chalk 273mm casing installed to 30m and back grouted. Borehole progressed to 100m through the Chalk. Pump tested at 10m3 per hr. Water to be used for the Laundry.
Raymond Brown Aggregates Shootash Quarry

Borehole commenced at 355mm through the London basin to 114m and 5m into the upper chalk formation, a 219mm casing is installed into the chalk and back grouted. Borehole commenced though the chalk to 150m. Borehole pump tested at 10m3 per hour, water to be used for the aggregate wash plant.

Water Borehole (Waterwells) Projects Lined up for Last Quarter 2015

In the last few months of 2015 Waterseekers have the following projects:-

  • October-Leisure facility in the South of England.
  • October Fishery in Yorkshire
  • October Equestrian in the Midlands
  • October/November Educational building in Sheffield
  • November Recycling plant in the Midlands
  • November Religious building in West Yorkshire
  • Barn Conversion in South Yorkshire
  • November/December Religious building in Midlands
  • December Geothermal Installation in Nottinghamshire
  • December Micro Brewery in Nottinghamshire

Plans for 2016

2016 gets of to a good start with projects already in place for the first quarter.

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Waterseekers – The Company & Our Services

Introduction

Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd. (WSWDS) is based in Nottinghamshire and operates throughout the UK.

The company director, Lee Hormell has over 25 years experience in the drilling industry in all aspects of drilling operations and contracting.

WSWDS provides borehole drilling services and covers all aspects of borehole installation including design, drilling, ground work and pump installation and maintenance providing reliable water and ground source heating solutions to suit customer’s individual requirements.

Our customers range has grown from our beginnings with private domestic and agricultural boreholes to predominantly medium to large scale commercial clients.

The Business & Services

Overview of the business

WSWDS was started trading in January 2012. Based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire we provide water well drilling and water supply services to customers throughout the UK.

The business management and experience

The business is managed by the Director, Lee Hormell and myself Jennifer Hormell, Company Secretary and is a family concern.

We both have been involved in two previous family businesses from start-up which have been subsequently sold as thriving businesses.

Lee Hormell began as a drilling operative for the family business, Hormell Engineering Ltd in 1990 and progressed to Operations Manager overseeing drilling projects up to a value of £150,000 for ground stabilisation and foundation works in the construction industry.

Having been approached to drill a borehole for a large ground source heating project we identified an emerging market and set up Ground Source Solutions Ltd. specialising in providing a turnkey service for large scale ground source heat pump renewable schemes for large commercial applications including schools, universities and government buildings.

Lee Hormell completed his Energy Engineer training in conjunction with Oklahoma University and the company became a member of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

Ground Source Solutions rapidly gained a reputation for its work and became the market leader in this field completing some of the UK’s largest installations.

The company grew from operating one drilling rig and crew to a fleet of eight drilling rigs and over 25 employees.

Therefore, Lee Hormell has over 25 years experience in all aspects of the drilling industry from ground stabilisation to ground source heating and water boreholes.

My role with both companies was very varied from bringing Hormell Engineering up to date with new accounting and office systems to marketing strategies and business development for both companies.

We employ two highly skilled and experienced drilling foreman both whom have worked with us in our previous drilling companies.

Plant

  • Ingersal Rand -T3W Lorry Mounted Rig
  • Geosep 2 -Mud Cleaning Unit
  • Putzmeister – Grout Pumps
  • Separation Tanks
  • Extensive Drilling Consumables

Services Provided

WSWDS deliver a complete and comprehensive turnkey service, covering all aspects of borehole installation including borehole design, drilling, ground work and pump installation and maintenance providing reliable water and heating solution to suit our client’s individual requirements.

Our services include:

  • Water boreholes
  • Borehole Prognosis Reports
  • Maintenance
  • Borehole pumps replacement
  • Ground Source and Water Heating Systems
  • Water Treatment
  • Spring water solutions & Irrigation

Our experience and knowledge of drilling and underlying geology and hydrogeology of most regions throughout the UK gives us the edge over our competitors and the ability to provide a professional and reliable service.

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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