COMMERCIAL Private Water Supplies
A commercial private water supply is a non-mains supply normally situated in a rural environment. Springhill supply, install and maintain filtration equipment that treat caravan parks, stately homes, hotels, tenanted farms, religious buildings, bed and breakfast and many other types of commercial premises.
Agricultural Private Water Supply
Many farms and dairies are fed from a spring or a borehole supply. Springhill guarantee that their water filtration equipment treats water to the required standards.
Leisure Private Water Supply
Many caravan parks, trout farms and rural hotels use water derived from a spring or borehole. Water feeding these premises have to meet high standards of water quality. Springhill have been treating water to this type of supply since 2003 and have built up a reputation for excellence in sales and service.
Private Water Supply
A private water supply is a supply not on the ‘mains’. Mains water is drinking water provided by a Utility. The main Utility Companies in the North of England are Yorkshire Water, Northumbrian Water and United Utilities. A private water supply is called ‘private’ as it is privately owned. Most private water supplies in the North of England are located in rural parts of counties such as Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Derbyshire.
Private Water Supply: Owners and users responsibility
Private water supplies vary in quality. Some supplies have good water treatment and are well maintained, others leave a lot to be desired. The Drinking Water Inspectorate regulates mains water. Local Councils are responsible for regulating private water supplies in their area as they report to the Drinking Water Inspectorate. The standards for water quality appropriate to a private water supply are laid out in the private water supply regulations.
Private Water Supply – The essentials
Owners and users of a private water supply can take measures to improve water quality. The main ones are:
- The installation of a correctly sized and appropriate water filtration system, including a good quality UV and pre-filtration
- Ensuring that stored water installed after the UV Disinfection is properly sealed and is rodent proof
- Source protection. Preventing grazing animals for getting close to the source and reducing the ingress of surface water at the point where the water emerges from the ground.