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FAQ Waterwell Borehole
What is a Waterwell Borehole?
Your own private water supply. Agricultural Water Engineers Ltd will drill into the aquifer below the ground water level up to 200m, installing a steel well casing complete with a inner pvc case and screen to protect the pump from damage. A pump will be installed into the borehole on wellmaster rising main, this is a special pipe designed to bring water to the surface and carry the weight of the pump. The head of the borehole will be finished 300mm above ground level complete with a GRP cabinet (a fibreglass cabinet) to house the controls over the well head.
Is groundwater always safe to drink?
Usually, but not always. It may have minerals in it that can give the water an unpleasant taste or in rare cases be contaminated. We recommend that the groundwater is fully analysed and the correct filter system fitted as required. We take care of this for you.
Will I need permission?
Provided less than 20,000 litres 4,400 gallons of water per day is used a licence is not required. A greater volume would require consent from the Environmental Agency and we can assist with obtaining a licence should one be required. As a general guideline, a family house would use between 800 and 2,000 litres a day, or a 80 cow dairy herd would use around 18,000 litres a day, so plenty of scope.
We notify the British Geological Survey of our intent to drill a borehole, and on completion of our installation we take care of all the paperwork for you and send the completed borehole record to them.
How long does it take to get a water supply?
Agricultural Water Engineers have a complete in-house service. We are very happy to handle your entire project, from conception to completion ensuring everything runs smoothly.
We were really pleased with the service Matthew gave us when putting in a borehole for us .It has worked extremely well and is efficient and unobtrusive. Also Matthew came to give it a service a short while ago and it was all working perfectly. I thoroughly recommend Agricultural water engineers if you are thinking of installing a borehole for you house. Lady Tuckey, private house, Dorset