|You can abstract 20m3 of ground water every
day without licence.
Domestic Water Well Drilling Services
Wardle Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd has been drilling boreholes for private
water supply for over 25 years. Whether the water is required to supply
a house, irrigate a garden or even fill a pond or lake a borehole can
be drilled to cater for each or all of these requirements. We offer a
complete service for the construction of private water supply wells from
the initial consultation to final connection of the completed borehole
water supply to the house. We also undertake water pump servicing. You
do not need planning permission to construct a water well.
Wardle Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd undertake each private water well
project in a professional manner and client liaison is very important.
The costs of drilling a water well vary considerably and will depend on
many factors as detailed below, particularly the geographical location
of the borehole and the geology of the site.
References for boreholes drilled for domestic/private clients can be
supplied upon request.
Drilling of a typical private water supply borehole can include the following:
- Hydrogeological evaluation - A detailed hydrogeological prognosis
report is required to establish the geology of the site this will also
help with the design of the borehole and provide information about the
groundwater level in the area. These are written by the British Geological
Survey or hydrogeological consultants.
- Water well design - Once we have received the prognosis a detailed
borehole quote can be written and following a site visit to meet the
client, establish borehole location and to see if access is acceptable,
then the borehole construction can begin.
- Water well drilling - Wardle Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd have
a fleet of drilling rigs from a small tripod drilling rig to larger
rotary drilling rigs. Access into the site, geology of the site and
depth of the proposed borehole will dictate the selection of the appropriate
- Test pumping and development - When the borehole has reached
the proposed depth a yield test can be undertaken using either a borehole
bailer or a submersible pump. This will establish how much water is
in the borehole and how fast the water level in the borehole recovers
after pumping has ceased.
- Water Pump installation - When the water level has been confirmed
then the borehole pump can be selected and ordered. Wardle Drilling
& Geotechnical Ltd has extensive experience in the selection and installation
of submersible pumps. While the rig is on site the submersible pump
is installed in the borehole complete with the pump power cable. The
borehole is sealed to protect from potential contamination from the
surface with a length of steel casing complete with flange finished
within a manhole chamber.
- Water Supply Connection - Wardle Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd
can undertake all necessary trenching and digging to lay the water supply
pipework and power cable to the appropriate location where the control
panel for the pump will be installed with a pressure tank or water storage
tank where necessary. The electrical control panel needed to run the
borehole pump are bespoke designed and installed to the latest electrical
regulations and appropriate certificates of installation are supplied
by our electrical contractors. Water filters and an ultraviolet unit
can also be installed if required to destroy any bacteria that may be
present in the water. The project will be completed with all final connections
being undertaken to supply the building or end user with water, including
terminating the water supply from the local water authority if necessary.
- Pump maintenance and servicing - Wardle Drilling & Geotechnical
Ltd undertake post construction services including pump maintenance,
servicing of the pressure vessel and replacement of filters where necessary.
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|Drilling a borehole for a lake and garden irrigation scheme.
||Water well pump installation for a private water supply.
||Well Head Assembly inside manhole chamber for domestic installation.
||Water storage tank & electrical control panel for domestic water
||Electrical panel with booster pump, UV and filter for a domestic
||Drilling borehole with dando 800 rig.
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