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Borehole Treatment

  • Borehole systems are a private supply which taps into the earths aquafer, basically providing a free water supply.
  • A cost-effective, cheaper alternative to your mains water supply.
  • You have your own source of water which you manage and control.
  • The perfect solution for manufacturing, agricultural sites, any company or person that uses water.

Borehole Geological Surveys

A borehole geological survey will allow one of our experienced engineers to offer advice on what quality, volume and depth your borehole will likely be. This highlights the type geology that your borehole will be situated through and can provide an anticipated mineral make-up of the water. This allows for an accurate quotation to be provided and is always recommended as the initial stage of getting your borehole supply up and running.

Get in touch with a member of Industrial Water Equipment and we would be more than happy to discuss the next steps.

Borehole Drilling

This complete package includes the drilling, well casing, sealed head and a borehole cover. Depending on the volume of water required and the recharge rate of your borehole an adequately sized pump will be specified. The depth of the borehole depends on your geology and how deep your aquafer is.

Get in touch with a member of Industrial Water Equipment and we would be more than happy to discuss the next steps

Water Testing to UKAS Standard

Once the borehole has been drilled we would recommend pumping the site for a minimum of one week, where possible two. The aim here is to ensure that any lubricants, disruption caused during the drilling process can settle and once tested will provide an accurate point in time picture of your water supply detailing the mineral composition.

Get in touch with a member of Industrial Water Equipment and we would be more than happy to discuss the next steps

Water Treatment Equipment

The final process is to treat the water that is being extracted. This will depend on the UKAS accredited water report detailing the chemistry makeup of your supply. Typical elevated parameters that are commonly treated included, hardness, iron, manganese, pH and arsenic. Our technical engineers will design a bespoke solution to ensure that the water meets your required standard. Installation and commissioning is also carried out by our experienced team of engineers.

Get in touch with a member of Industrial Water Equipment and we would be more than happy to discuss the next steps

borehole treatment faq's

Why have a borehole drilled?

Borehole sources are an extremely cost-effective means of providing water to your property whether this be a residence, farm or industrial site. Boreholes also offer a source of water to those in more remote locations where mains water supply is not an option.

Who is a borehole supply for?

Anyone. This can be used in residential applications through to varying industries. Below is an example of just a few industries that source their water from borehole.

  • Agriculture
  • Food & Beverage Industries
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Residential dwellings
  • Mineral Water Supply’s
  • Property Developers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
How much water can I extract?

In England and Wales you can extract 20m3/day (20,000 litres) of water over a twenty-four hour period without an extraction license. In Scotland you can extract 10m3/day (10,000 litres) of water over a twenty-four hour period without an extraction license.

Both of these quantities are more than sufficient for residential properties and some agriculture sites.

What happens if I need more than 20m3/day?

If you require more than 20m3/day (20,000 litres) then you will require an abstraction license. Please get in touch with the team at Industrial Water Equipment and we would be more than happy to take care of this for you.

What are the ongoing costs of a borehole supply?

Ongoing costs vary from site to site depending on the water quality, volume of water being extracted, depth of borehole, pump supplied, treatment equipment and many more parameters. Please get in touch with Industrial Water Equipment and we would be more than happy to offer free advice.

Is a borehole supply safe to drink?

We make sure that the water being supplied from the borehole is suitable for the application in question; whether this be for a residential dwelling or for a poultry farm, we will test the water quality through a UK certified laboratory and design a suitable solution to ensure that the water being extracted is safe to consume.

Why have a borehole drilled?

A borehole offers a great cost-effective supply of water, with some municipal companies charging up to £2.10 per m3 of incoming water and the same again for discharge purposes. A borehole supply should be seen as an investment where most industries find that their initial outgoings are repaid within twelve months*.

*This is dependent upon volume of water being extracted

Even though a geological report is extremely informative, unfortunately, at times this can be inaccurate and can result in a borehole being drilled that does not produce water. This unfortunately means that we cannot guarantee that the sunken borehole will yield water.

Treatment equipment is an additional charge which is determined once the borehole has been sunk and the water has been sampled.

Need Help?

If you require any further information regarding the services we can offer please contact us on

01629 55839

we are more than happy to help.