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Hose Pipe Bans Are Always Called Off

Hose Pipe Ban

United Utilities called upon the nation to take strict water saving measures back in July. In the end, and after some cooler temperatures and a little rain fall, the company called off the Hose Pipe ban pencilled in for 5th August 2018. But it did not remove the stress and hassle of having to deal with an apparent scarcity.

What’s the solution?

Investment Drought

It’s August 2018, the height of summer, temperatures are soaring and water shortages have certainly been felt by all. However, there are other shortages contributing to the problem.

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In a major report, the Environment Agency recently “dammed” the water utility companies for not investing sufficiently in infrastructure. As a result, the equivalent of 20 million people’s daily water usage is being lost through leakages every day  UK wide.

What’s the solution?

Solution – HaveYour Own Water Well

So, wouldn’t it be good if there was never a hose pipe ban in your garden?  Wouldn’t it be good if we were not reliant upon others for investment in much needed infrastructure?

Well, not many people know how possible and affordable it is to get your own water supply by having your own water borehole. And of course this is why I’m writing this post. I want you all to know!  🙂

Each household is entitled to extract up to 20,000 litres (20m³) of water per day without any license. A modest size household uses approximately 1200 litres per day, so it’s more than plenty.

Yes, 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, but this would usually only be the case for commercial usage of the water supply.

Benefits of a Water Well

Having a water well can give you:

  • Freedom from Hose Pipe Bans
  • A reliable water supply.
  • Constant known water pressure. No pressure drops.
  • Cost savings on higher water usage during dry periods.

If you would like to know more about the feasibility and benefits of having your own water well, please use the contact form, or call us direct on 01909 724286

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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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.

Waterseekers Well Drilling Company Ltd

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article and look forward to hearing about your projects and discussing best solutions.

Please use the contact form, or call us direct on 01909 724286

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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Where Data is Stored – Linux Essentials

Did you know that ‘usr’ stands for Unix System Resources and not user!

My first introduction on how the unix file system groups items based on their need to read, written to and executed.

  • var – Like logs: read, write
  • etc – Mainly read only
  • /usr/lib, /lib – Modules that need read, exec permissions.

In this module we take a look at where data is stored in Linux getting your ready for the LPI Linux Essentials exam and helping you understand your system

Source: Where Data is Stored – Linux Essentials

 

 

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association

Waterseekers has been a member of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHP) for over two years now. We continually strive to provide a Turn-Key solution to our clients, providing them with a quality service and great cost benefits. Membership of the GSHP has certainly helped us to achieve this and to convince prospective clients of our integrity.

What Are The Benefits to Our Customers?

  • GSHP provides access to industry best practices
  • GSHP is an Association with published Standards.
  • Strong code of ethics to promote the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and technical competence within the ground source energy industry.

Waterseekers deliver a complete and comprehensive turnkey service for commercial projects, covering all aspects of water borehole installation and ground source heating system installation.

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, and the ability to provide a professional and reliable service.

Please get in touch for more information.

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Waterseekers Revitalises Victorian Boating Lake

We’ve struck water….well (no pun intended)

National Trust Poster
Waterseekers have struck water at Tyntesfield House.

The Water Boreholes

Two water boreholes 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 boreholes, the National Trust will be revitalising 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, fascinated by 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 boreholes, 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 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

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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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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