When the rain comes?

clean and dirty filters

Research shows that Spring supplies are most likely to contain Faecal Coliforms (E.coli) within 3 days of heavy rainfall. The level of contamination is much higher after a long dry spell as the rainfall collects layers of detritus matter that has built up over the summer months. This means that clean filters can become blocked very quickly. The guiding principle is, if the inside of your filter is discoloured, then it is time to change the filter. This will avoid ‘breakthrough’ whereby contaminants overwhelm the filter leading to discolouration of water and the blinding of quartz sleeves.

Will the selling price of my property be affected if I don’t get my water sorted?

In the letter that some Councils send to households that have failed their test, the EHO’s (Environmental Health Officers) include the following paragraph “Enforcement action may be taken where the (Private Water Supply) Regulations are breached. We also alert prospective purchasers during searches prior to buying property to any danger or lack of serviced treatment equipment”. So yes, the price of your property will be affected if you don’t do something about your water.

What are the risks associated with drinking un-filtered spring water?

Diarrhoea, stomach cramp, high temperature, nausea, headaches and drowsiness are some of the symptoms that can develop after drinking contaminated water. The worst cases can result in kidney failure. The most recent research into private water supplies (Risebro 2012) confirms that over 50% of private water supplies pose a significant health risk. The research identified an incidence of diarrhoea 5 times higher than normal. Children under 10 years old and visitors are most at risk of becoming ill from drinking water from a private water supply. The findings apply equally to springs and boreholes.

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I have some concerns regarding your free of charge site survey: why would a company do this free of charge??? Are Springhill government funded/subsidised… Or is there a hidden catch?

I understand this concern; Why would a company like ours offer a free of charge service? It sounds too good to be true.

The truth is, we do offer this service and there is no catch. We do not work for any other agency and we do not pass on any of your information to anyone else.

Before we can make any recommendations, we like to know the full picture. The easiest way to do this is for us to get in the car and visit site. Of course, being a business, we hope that you may spend money with us at some stage but I can assure you our first approach is as engineers. We want to understand the problem and identify the best solution for you. If its work that we can do, we would send you a quotation and then leave it with you to decide what you wanted to do.

Private water supply water testing in Calderdale and the North of England

How much does a borehole cost?

Typically, a basic 60 metre borehole including the installation of a borehole pump, control system and the connection of pipe work costs between £8,000- £10,000 with an annual running cost of £50-£600 dependent on water usage. If the water is feeding a house or if the water will be used for drinking then you can expect to pay an additional £1,500 to £3,000 for water treatment. A typical water filtration system in a gritstone area will include a UV, pre-filter and iron reduction filter.