What is a Domestic Supply?

A domestic supply is a low production well, normally used to feed one or two properties.

Why are Domestic Supplies installed?

Domestic Waterwells are common in remote housing destinations. This is due to the cost of obtaining access to a mains water supply, which is often well in excess of the maintenance of a borehole system. It is also common in areas where spring supplies are used or shared. In the warmer weather spring supplies may become unreliable, or multiple people using it at the same time may be an issue. In some cases contaminants may enter the spring supply, therefore condemning it.

How does it work?

The first step towards your new supply is to obtain a Geological report. We recommend that you do this in order to secure an accurate estimate. The report will tell you the probability of finding water, and the quality you might expect. It provides key information about drift and drilling depths that will allow your drilling contractor to estimate accurately. When you receive your report and possibly have your location divined – we can then proceed to price the contract. Reports are not essential, but strongly recommended. 

Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd work in conjunction with a water diviner as well as the BGS (British Geological Service). We can provide you with contact details of both.

Upon acceptance we can then progress to drilling the well. Your project manager will be available every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. 

Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd install their wells in accordance with the S.E.P.A guidelines. We believe that it is imperative to construct the borehole correctly, especially if it is a drinking water supply.

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