Waterseekers – The Company & Our Services

Introduction

Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd. (WSWDS) is based in Nottinghamshire and operates throughout the UK.

The company director, Lee Hormell has over 25 years experience in the drilling industry in all aspects of drilling operations and contracting.

WSWDS provides borehole drilling services and covers all aspects of borehole installation including design, drilling, ground work and pump installation and maintenance providing reliable water and ground source heating solutions to suit customer’s individual requirements.

Our customers range has grown from our beginnings with private domestic and agricultural boreholes to predominantly medium to large scale commercial clients.

The Business & Services

Overview of the business

WSWDS was started trading in January 2012. Based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire we provide water well drilling and water supply services to customers throughout the UK.

The business management and experience

The business is managed by the Director, Lee Hormell and myself Jennifer Hormell, Company Secretary and is a family concern.

We both have been involved in two previous family businesses from start-up which have been subsequently sold as thriving businesses.

Lee Hormell began as a drilling operative for the family business, Hormell Engineering Ltd in 1990 and progressed to Operations Manager overseeing drilling projects up to a value of £150,000 for ground stabilisation and foundation works in the construction industry.

Having been approached to drill a borehole for a large ground source heating project we identified an emerging market and set up Ground Source Solutions Ltd. specialising in providing a turnkey service for large scale ground source heat pump renewable schemes for large commercial applications including schools, universities and government buildings.

Lee Hormell completed his Energy Engineer training in conjunction with Oklahoma University and the company became a member of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

Ground Source Solutions rapidly gained a reputation for its work and became the market leader in this field completing some of the UK’s largest installations.

The company grew from operating one drilling rig and crew to a fleet of eight drilling rigs and over 25 employees.

Therefore, Lee Hormell has over 25 years experience in all aspects of the drilling industry from ground stabilisation to ground source heating and water boreholes.

My role with both companies was very varied from bringing Hormell Engineering up to date with new accounting and office systems to marketing strategies and business development for both companies.

We employ two highly skilled and experienced drilling foreman both whom have worked with us in our previous drilling companies.

Plant

  • Ingersal Rand -T3W Lorry Mounted Rig
  • Geosep 2 -Mud Cleaning Unit
  • Putzmeister – Grout Pumps
  • Separation Tanks
  • Extensive Drilling Consumables

Services Provided

WSWDS deliver a complete and comprehensive turnkey service, covering all aspects of borehole installation including borehole design, drilling, ground work and pump installation and maintenance providing reliable water and heating solution to suit our client’s individual requirements.

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 over our competitors and the ability to provide a professional and reliable service.

Contact Us for Commercial Water Borehole Services

Here at Waterseekers we provide a complete turnkey service – a detailed borehole prognosis report, system design, drilling, groundwork, pump installation and water analysis and treatment to guarantee your system fully operational and open for business!

Please get in touch for more information.

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Summary of Waterwell Drilling Projects for 2014 – 2015

Water Borehole (Waterwells) Projects Undertaken – 2014-15

We have had a very busy summer completing some large scale projects:

Darrington Quarry

75m x 450mm Diameter Borehole drilled with air and foam through the lower Magnesium formation. Borehole test pumped at 60m3 per hr. water is to be used for the aggregate washing plant.
Belmont Laundry in Essex

Borehole commenced at 406mm diameter to 96m through the London basin and 5m into the top of the chalk, 273mm casing installed into the top of the chalk at 96m and back grouted. Borehole progressed through the Chalk to a final depth of 160m. Pump tested at 15m3 per hr. Water to be used for the Laundry.
Aeroserve Laundry in Slough

Borehole commenced at 406mm to 30m and 5m into the top of the chalk 273mm casing installed to 30m and back grouted. Borehole progressed to 100m through the Chalk. Pump tested at 10m3 per hr. Water to be used for the Laundry.
Raymond Brown Aggregates Shootash Quarry

Borehole commenced at 355mm through the London basin to 114m and 5m into the upper chalk formation, a 219mm casing is installed into the chalk and back grouted. Borehole commenced though the chalk to 150m. Borehole pump tested at 10m3 per hour, water to be used for the aggregate wash plant.

Water Borehole (Waterwells) Projects Lined up for Last Quarter 2015

In the last few months of 2015 Waterseekers have the following projects:-

  • October-Leisure facility in the South of England.
  • October Fishery in Yorkshire
  • October Equestrian in the Midlands
  • October/November Educational building in Sheffield
  • November Recycling plant in the Midlands
  • November Religious building in West Yorkshire
  • Barn Conversion in South Yorkshire
  • November/December Religious building in Midlands
  • December Geothermal Installation in Nottinghamshire
  • December Micro Brewery in Nottinghamshire

Plans for 2016

2016 gets of to a good start with projects already in place for the first quarter.

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Harmony – Water Wells and Water Purification

Harmony – Water Wells and Water Purification

“Mind is just like water. When agitated, it is difficult to see what lies beneath. When settled, the answers come to the surface.”

Hand in hand with water borehole drilling services that we specialize in here at Waterseekers, is the purification of this water once we’ve got it out of the ground.

Although the quality of the water from a waterwell is arguably superior to water from municipal supplies, we can always do more to improve the quality of our drinking water and so the health of everybody who drinks water – not that many really ?

Also, there are times when well water has a high lead content, which must be removed.

So What Is Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis was developed as a water treatment method more than 40 years ago. The process first arose as a technique of desalinating seawater. Once the method’s decontaminating capabilities were recognized, reverse osmosis systems started to be commercially produced for home water purification purposes. These systems were installed in homes even as far back as the 1970s. Reverse osmosis systems seemed a viable option to the more costly and energy wasteful distillation units.

The Process:
The reverse osmosis process relies upon a semi-permeable membrane through which pressurized water is forced. Reverse osmosis, simply put, is the opposite of the natural osmosis process of water. Osmosis is the name for the tendency of water to migrate from a weaker saline solution to a stronger saline solution, gradually equalizing the saline composition of each solution when a semi-permeable membrane separates the two solutions.

In reverse osmosis, water is forced to move from a stronger saline solution to a weaker solution, again through a semi-permeable membrane. Because molecules of salt are physically larger than water molecules, the membrane blocks the passage of salt particles. The end result is desalinated water on one side of the membrane and a highly concentrated, saline solution of water on the other side. In addition to salt particles, this process will remove a select number of drinking water contaminants, depending upon the physical size of the contaminants. For this reason, reverse osmosis has been touted as an effective drinking water purification method.

Pros and Cons:
Reverse osmosis is a valuable water purification process when mineral-free water is the desired end product. Most mineral constituents of water are physically larger than water molecules. Thus, they are trapped by the semi-permeable membrane and removed from drinking water when filtered through a reverse osmosis system. Such minerals include salt, lead, manganese, iron, and calcium.

Reverse osmosis will also remove some chemical components of drinking water, including nitrates and the dangerous mind numbing municipal additive – fluoride.

Although reverse osmosis does extract several contaminants from drinking water, its removal capabilities are not ideally suited to the challenges of the municipally treated water that the overwhelming majority of people receive. Municipal water contains such contaminants as chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). Because these contaminants are physically smaller in size than water, the semi-permeable membrane cannot prohibit them from passing through with the water. Thus, they remain in drinking water.

“Mind is just like water. When agitated, it is difficult to see what lies beneath. When settled, the answers come to the surface.”

Reverse osmosis, also, by removing alkaline mineral constituents of water, produces acidic water. Acidic water can be dangerous to the body system, causing calcium and other essential minerals to be stripped from bones and teeth in order to neutralize its acidity. Trace elements of minerals were intended to be in water; their removal leaves tasteless, an potentially unhealthy drinking water.

To benefit from reverse osmosis water filters, means that we have to make sure that our body is supplemented with the minerals which were stripped out along with all the bad stuff – nitrates, flouride.

Reverse osmosis water filters remove fluoride and fluoro-silicic acid at the molecular level. Activated carbon water filters remove pesticides. Air conditioning removes most toxins from the air. Activated carbon air filters remove incinerator, foundry and ceramic factory toxins from the air.

Who Are We?

Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd has over 50 years experience of commercial water well installations for agricultural and industrial usage. You dont have to know about the above definitions becasue we undertake the Borehole Prognosis for you.

Commercial Water Borehole Turn Key Solutions

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 01246 743022

Thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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