Commercial and domestic boreholes, water wells and geothermal heat systems

Why drill a borehole?

There are many reasons to drill a borehole for water; these include the rising cost of mains water, being a remote distance from a mains water supply or having an unreliable or contaminated shallow well. Whatever your reason for considering drilling a borehole, WB+AD Morgan has the capacity and resources to service your requirement and is the UK’s leading specialist in borehole drilling.  Current clients include major water services companies such as Severn Trent, and spring water sellers such as Ty Nant.

Before any drilling commences WB+AD Morgan commissions an independent borehole hydrogeological survey. This prognosis is an essential requirement that provides an indication of the underlying hydrogeology – detailing the nature of the ground to be drilled, the likely depth at which water will be found and an indication of water quality.

Whilst the prognosis is not a guarantee of success it will highlight risk at an early stage, minimising the risk of failure. Following a successful prognosis you will receive a written quotation including a full schedule of the work that we will undertaken before on-site work commences.

Drilling your borehole involves careful engineering and minimal disturbance; once the hole is drilled and completed a submersible pump is installed in the borehole and the water is pumped and tested. Once the water is approved for purity, the borehole can be utilised.

 Why drill a borehole? A summary of the benefits of drilling a water borehole:

  • Access to an independent prognosis report (hydrogeological survey) – allowing an informed decision on the success of the project to be evaluated
  • Huge cost saving opportunities following installation
  • Rapid return on investment
  • Extension service to assist with maintenance of the borehole

Ground source heating

Ground source heating utilises the solar (geothermal) energy stored underground, and is becoming the most dependable, reliable and cost effective form of renewable energy for domestic and commercial users.

A heat pump can be used for both heating and cooling, and for each kW used to power the system it can return up to 4kW of heat. For the ground source heat pump to operate it is necessary to install a heat collection system in the ground.

WB+AD Morgan’s vertical ground source heating system involves drilling one or more boreholes. The vertical system eliminates the need to dig extensive trenches and reduces the level of disturbance, delivering overall consistency and efficiency.

Utilising a borehole is the most efficient way of extracting heat from the ground.

Benefits of a ground source heating system:

  • Huge saving opportunities
  • Electricity used to power the heat pump is likely to produce 3 or 4 times its energy output from the ground source
  • Investment in renewable energy and a sustainable heating system
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions

What next

Prior to all new installations, WB+AD Morgan provides a written estimate. This clearly presents the schedule of works and associated costs, with terms of business.

To provide you with an estimate, WB+AD Morgan needs information. For example, how deep is the borehole likely to be to find water, what are the geological conditions? To gather this information the first step is to obtain a hydrogeologist’s expert prognosis on conditions at your location.

If you wish to discuss what’s involved before committing to drill a borehole process, our water resources department will be happy to discuss how a typical project could proceed and to answer your immediate questions.

Whatever your borehole water drilling requirement, please call free on 0800 542 7613. Or visit the prognosis page to learn more.