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If you desire to have your own private water supply, that doesn’t rely on mains water providers, Pumping Solutions can help. Our team of borehole pump specialists can work with you to make the most of the natural resource that aquifers offer.
If you would like to learn more about boreholes, take a look at our borehole guide.
A water borehole is a narrow pipe that is drilled into the ground, to a depth that allows it to access an underground water source, called an aquifer. A pump is then used to draw water up to the surface. The borehole can pump can run all of the time, or it can feed tanks to store water for later consumption.
The simple answer is no. The geological composition of your area will dictate whether you are likely to have aquifers near you. At Pumping Solutions, we consult local records to give you an indication of whether a borehole is viable for you.
At the time of writing, you do not need a license if you are drawing up to 20m³ (20,000 litres) of water per day. Where usage exceeds this, a water abstraction licence must be applied for. Pumping Solutions are able to offer some advice and guidance on these applications.
Boreholes typically offer more benefits to commercial projects, including construction, commercial and agricultural. However, there are some instances where boreholes are viable for domestic users. The specialists at Pumping Solutions are able to offer guidance on their viability for you.
Our team don’t simply install pump systems off the shelf, they design your borehole pump system to your requirements. We partner with local companies to drill the boreholes themselves. Once the borehole has been drilled, we install the pump and all of the peripherals to ensure that they meet your required flow, ensuring you have the water you need.
Although we’re based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, we install borehole pumps across the UK. As well as UK wide installations, we also offer a comprehensive maintenance service to ensure that any issues you encounter as your pump ages are rectified promptly. This is particularly important when your borehole is used to supply livestock and crops with water.
Before using your borehole, it is important to get it treated, Iron and hardness in the water can be a major problem if borehole water treatment isn’t carried out. Iron in the water can affect both agricultural industries as well as domestic homes, you may notice if you work in the agricultural industry that irrigation equipment is getting clogged and needing to be replaced or perhaps the growth of your crops is getting stunted. If you are a homeowner, you may notice that your baths and laundry are getting stained as well as food and water tasting strange.
If you have a borehole and notice these signs, you may need borehole water treatment to be carried out. Here at Pumping Solutions, our team have over 35 years of experience and have the knowledge and experience to carry out any kind of borehole water treatment that is needed, just get in touch with us today for more information.