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UK Map of Over 100,000 Water Boreholes

Over at the British Geological Survey website I have discovered they have been very busy putting a wealth of information online for the likes of you and me to dig into. Of course, here at Waterseekers Water Well Drilling Company, we’re very interested in Water Boreholes; in fact we’re interested in any type of borehole drilled here in the UK. Currently, we’re doing a few projects in Birmingham and Northampton and there was a need to get more information for the clients, and this is how we came across the aforementioned public service.

So, to view a map of all installed water wells (I say all, but I don’t know for sure how accurate it is. Certainly, there are over 100,000 wells registered.), do as follows:

Go to the Geoindex page. http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoindex/
Click on the link that says Open the onshore Geoindex
This should take you to http://mapapps2.bgs.ac.uk/geoindex/home.html
In this new window, Click “Add Data”.
This should display a list

Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd (UK)

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Jack’s Back!

Waterseekers Welcomes Back Jack Hormell

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Jack who worked for the company on the drilling operations side, has now re-joined the company. Jack has spent the last 18 months working with Culligan UK, a large water treatment company and has gained valuable training and experience as a Water Engineer.

Water Engineer and Geo Designer for Rygan Energy Solutions Ltd

He will take on the role of Water Engineer for the company whilst undergoing further training for our partner company Rygan Energy Solutions Ltd as a Geo-designer for the Rygan high performance geo-exchanger systems.

Waterseekers Drilling Company Ltd

If you would like to talk to us about your water well project, we are happy to give 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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Installing A Water Well Can Improve Your Health

Filtered Tap Water – Making a Start

The most obvious choice you and your family can make is to purchase and install a water filter for your home. There are three different types of water filters. Let’s take a brief look below.

Reverse Osmosis Filter

In addition to removing chlorine, inorganic, and organic contaminants in your water, an <a href="RO filter“>RO filter will also remove about 80 percent of the fluoride and most DPBs.

Ion Exchange Filter

Ion exchange is designed to remove dissolved salts in the water, such as calcium. This system actually softens the water or exchanges natural-forming mineral ions in the water with its own ions, thereby neutralizing their harmful effect of creating scale build-up.

The ion exchange system was originally used in boilers and other industrial situations before becoming popular in home purifying units, which usually combine the system with carbon for greater effectiveness.

Granular Carbon and Carbon Block Filters

These are the most common types of counter top and under counter water filters.

Granular carbon filters and carbon block systems perform the same process of contaminant removal, adsorption, which is the chemical or physical bond of a contaminant to the surface of the filter media.

Granular activated carbon is recognized by the EPA as the best available technology for the removal of organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and industrial chemicals. However, one of the downfalls of granular carbon filters is that the loose material inside can channel–the water creates pathways through the carbon material, escaping filtering.

Carbon block filters offer the same superior filtering ability but are compressed with the carbon medium in a solid form. This eliminates channeling and gives the ability to precisely combine multiple media in a sub-micron filter cartridge. By combining different media, the ability to selectively remove a wide range of contaminants can be achieved.

Ideally, you want a filtration system that offers a variety of methods to remove different contaminants. Most systems do not address a combination of organic, inorganic, cyst, sediment and metals.

Install Your Own Water Well!

One other rising trend is to have a water well installed on your property. Typically a water borehole is drilled between 20 to 60m deep. By doing this you literally tap into a water table.

These water wells are springing up (excuse the pun) all over the country as health aware consumers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with municipal supplies and expensive bottled water.

The majority of time the well water is safe to drink. The water is always sent to the lab for testing and advice given on the appropriate treatment. In 90% of cases, UV and Carbon filtration is good enough.

If you’re interested in what it takes to install your own water well, check out Waterseekers, who provide water well installations tailor-made to the unique requirements of each client. They offer a complete water well installation service, which covers all aspects of borehole design, drilling, ground work and pump installation giving you a limitless supply of clean water for your business or home.

Waterseekers Water Well Drilling for Private & Commercial Projects.

Living Water from a Spring

In choosing the right type of water for you and your family, you want to aim for pH balance. Distilled water is too acidic and alkaline water is too alkaline. The ideal pH of your water should be between 6.5 to 7.5, which is neutral.

Mountain spring water is in this ideal range. It is some of the healthiest water on the planet because it is “living water”. Living water, like “living food is in its raw, natural state the way nature intended.

One of the main reasons I am such an advocate for eating raw, organic vegetables is because these “living foods” contain biophotons, small units of light stored by all organic organisms, including you.

Gravity-fed spring water is alive in much the same way. When you take this vital energy into your body, you are re-charging it with health and encouraging it to return to a whole and balanced state.

Now, when I mention mountain spring water, I don’t mean the two-gallon jugs you see sitting on your grocery store shelf. I’m talking about water you bottle yourself from a gravity-fed spring. There’s a great website called FindaSpring.com where you can find a natural spring in your area. The nearest one to me is in Birchover near Matlock here in Derbyshire. This is a great way to get back to nature and teach your children about health and the sources of clean water.

Health Benefits of Drinking Pure Water

I can’t say enough about the health benefits of drinking pure water. Here are only a few of the many health benefits you and your family will enjoy once you make the switch to pure water:

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Properly digest food and absorb nutrients from food
  • Have healthy, glowing skin
  • Decrease muscle and joint inflammation
  • Have better circulation
  • Detoxify your body naturally

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The Advantages Of Water Well Drilling Yorkshire & East Midlands

Up To 20,000 Litres A Day From Your Own Water Well

Water is a critical resource for human and animal life but also for industry, which cannot move forward without a reliable water supply. Although it may seem unbelievable, many individuals are still finding it difficult to get a stable water supply, which can turn everyday life into a nightmare. Most people, particularly those who live in rural areas rely on water delivery to sustain their needs. Among other inconveniences, this is also very costly. To that extent, water well drilling represents the most reliable solution that provides individuals, families and business owners the opportunity to have their very own water supply. Water borehole drilling is the best bet they have to be independent of the water utility companies, to rely on a limitless supply (Up to 20,000 Litres/ Day – More than enough for the average household) of clean water, all year-round and which also increases the value of their property on the real estate market.

Are You Aware Of The Benefits Of Water Wells?

There are many uses of water wells. Water well drilling is performed for scientific and industrial reasons and also for domestic drinking water. However, it is also an important part of the green movement that continues to expand. In fact, water borehole drilling offers a viable alternative to traditional systems, for it is the most cost-effective way to supply water to geothermal heating and cooling systems for business and domestic properties. Using ground source wells, the entire process is environment-friendly, not to mention that it improves water quality and eliminates the need for other materials in a traditional heating system such as oil or natural gas. The major inconvenience is that the use of water well drilling for this type of system is not very popular because most people are not aware of the benefits they can get from it. As more and more of them become environmentally-conscious, it is probable that this type of system will gain popularity, changing for the better both their lives and the environment.

Water well drilling can have many uses around the home, bringing numerous advantages to the everyday life. For those who live in remote areas and maintain a farm, water borehole drilling works great for their irrigation needs, ensuring that their crops get as much water as they need, especially during summer. This system also supplies geothermal power to the house so it is the best way to exploit green energy without investing significant amounts of money. It is worth noting that there are many companies specializing in water borehole drilling and providing complete solutions for any kind of project. Water well drilling has come a long way from the traditional pump-less wells. Taking into account that drilling equipment has improved tremendously, it is imperative to hire a service provider with an extensive experience and expertise in this field. A reputed company will make use of reliable equipment as well as non-toxic materials, taking care of every aspect of the project and keeping clients abreast of its progress. In addition to specialized water well drilling services, a dependable company will provide affordable maintenance services and incentives that keep clients happy and satisfied with their investment. To that extent, http://www.waterseekers.co.uk/ is one such company operating in this industry and providing complete services at highly competitive rates.

So, without further a do, please call us on Call Us on 01246 743022 for help on installing your very own water well in Yorkshire & East Midlands.

Where Are We?

We are based in North Derbyshire and for most projects we are able to offer our services to customers who live in the following areas:

  • Derbyshire
  • Yorkshire
  • Sheffield
  • Lancashire
  • Manchester
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Humberside
  • Leicestershire
  • Staffordshire
  • Cheshire

The Advantages Of Water Well Drilling Yorkshire & East Midlands

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Water Supply Problems at Your Home or Business?

Water Supply Problems

Water is an increasingly vital and precious commodity, which we easily take for granted…until we encounter a problem!

Do any of the following sound familiar?

  • Low pressure? Sometimes there is nothing the water authorities can do to improve low pressure water supplies.
  • Poor, intermittent supply?
  • Poor water quality? Are you concerned about the toxicity of your water? Does your water contain too much chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, and other chemicals?
  • No water supply? Are you considering a new build or a renovation project?

The Watery Solution…

Waterseekers Well Drilling Services understand that you need a steady, reliable and safe water supply for your home or business. We have helped many of our customers to overcome their water supply problems.

Where Are We?

We are based in North Derbyshire and for most projects we are able to offer our services to customers who live in the following areas:

  • Derbyshire
  • Yorkshire
  • Lancashire
  • Manchester
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Humberside
  • Leicestershire
  • Staffordshire
  • Cheshire

If you have water supply problems, help is at hand. Please contact us for advice and guidance and a no-obligation quotation.

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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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Berkshire – Water Well Drilling (Water Boreholes) and Groundwater Maps

Groundwater Map – Berkshire

As an installer of ground source heating and water boreholes, we find it interesting to look at water tables throughout the UK. This week we look at groundwater in Hampshire, UK.

Berkshire - Groundwater map to aid Water Well Drilling of Water Boreholes

Berkshire – Groundwater map to aid Water Well Drilling of Water Boreholes

What are Groundwater Source Protection Zones?

Groundwater provides a third of our drinking water in England and Wales, and it also maintains the flow in many of our rivers. In some areas of Southern England, like Berkshire and Hampshire, groundwater supplies up to 80% of the drinking water that you get through your taps. It is crucial that we look after these sources and ensure that your water is completely safe to drink.
The UK Environment Agency has defined Source Protection Zones (SPZs) for 2000 groundwater sources such as wells, boreholes and springs used for public drinking water supply. These zones show the risk of contamination from any activities that might cause pollution in the area. The closer the activity, the greater the risk. The maps show three main zones (inner, outer and total catchment) and a fourth zone of special interest, which we occasionally apply, to a groundwater source.

The agency uses zones in conjunction with our Groundwater Protection Policy to set up pollution prevention measures in areas which are at a higher risk, and to monitor the activities of potential polluters nearby.

You can read more and search for maps of your own area here.

Installing Water Wells (Water Boreholes) in Berkshire and Hampshire

The geology in both Hampshire and Berkshire serves itself well to the drilling of water boreholes ( water wells).

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 or 01909 724286 

Thanks for reading!

Jenny Hormell
Director
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

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Harmony – Water Wells and Water Purification

Harmony – Water Wells and Water Purification

The world in a drop of water from a water well.

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

“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.

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.

water-well-for-free-waterTo 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?

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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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