Water Supply Boreholes: An Outline For Development

Making use of groundwater to save your business money can seem like a daunting process. Here is a simple guide outlining the process from feasibility to installation – and how we can help you.

 
1) Firstly, determine how much water you will need to abstract. This needs to be an estimate of daily and hourly demand – as well as the peak (instantaneous) rate required for your process or business. The amount of water required will affect viability, borehole design and other areas such as licensing. (If you abstract more than 20m3/day you will need an Abstraction License from the Environment Agency). If you are unsure how much water you will need, we are more than happy to help with assessment.

 
2) Initial geological assessment; unlike many companies, as part of our initial contact we will provide a short geological assessment to determine viability of water supply – before you have to spend any money! If we think your site is a candidate for further assessment, we will say so. If it is not worth the outlay – we will tell you that as well.

 
3) The next step is a hydrogeological survey to determine the amount water that is likely to be available from a borehole at your location, the quality of water, potential treatments required for the purpose you require, budget costs and design of the borehole. Not all sites within the UK are able to support a private water supply – but we will maximise your chances to obtain one.

 
4) Once our hydrogeological assessment has been completed we will help to make the decision to proceed with construction. We will then assist in agreeing a contract with a suitably qualified and competent driller. We have longstanding relations with trustworthy drilling companies with the right expertise and plant for a particular project. We can also provide specifications and tender documents to obtain competitive quotes.

 
5) Once the borehole has been drilled we provide the work necessary to test your borehole to confirm sustainable flow rate and water quality. Furthermore, if you are to abstract more than 20m3/day we help with the application process to obtain an abstraction license. Carbon Zero Consulting will help you to meet all regulatory requirements for a private water supply.

 
A well-designed and installed private water supply borehole will meet your needs for many years to come. We provide monitoring and maintenance services for some boreholes that have operated for nearly 100 years! You will not only significantly reduce costs but also have greater security of supply compared to mains water.

 
If you have any questions, please call us on: 01572 729510 or email: john@carbonzeroco.com
Carbon Zero Consulting Ltd, www.carbonzeroco.com

Recruiting for an Engineer with Earth Science expertise

Position availableCarbon Zero Consulting Ltd, a specialist Renewable Energy and Water management consultancy, is looking to recruit an engineer with Earth Science expertise with about 3 years’ experience. Carbon Zero Consulting is a small business; well-known and respected within the renewable and water sectors. If you believe that rapid uptake of renewable technologies is not a choice but a necessity, then we would like to hear your views! You are likely to have a second degree and may have been working in areas of geology, engineering or hydrogeology. You must enjoy hands-on field work (sometimes remote – and often in the pouring rain!) in addition to desk-based report writing, computation and design modelling. You will also be the type of person who wants to grow the business by pursuing new ideas, managing your own projects and building relationships with clients: old and new.

At an early stage in your career, we will provide you with full support but you will need a high level of independence and the ability to solve problems alone while being an important part of a small team. You will be involved in all aspects of running and growing a small business so you must have ability to clearly communicate with clients through well-written reports and emails – and be very comfortable with IT and social media.

At our Rutland office, we provide a very friendly, casual and flexible approach to working life, although a very high standard of work and professionalism is expected at all times . You will learn new technical and business skills within a sector that we believe is due for massive growth over the coming decades. Carbon Zero Consulting will be very much a part of that growth.

We will provide a competitive salary including a share in company profits and a contributory private pension. The nature of the work means you will be prepared to work away from home on occasion. You will need your own car (we will pay mileage allowance) and a full UK driving licence.

Please contact John Findlay for a chat or send your CV to john@carbonzeroco.com

Carbon Zero Consulting Ltd, www.carbonzeroco.com, 0797 6263441.