Borehole FAQs

Borehole Frequently Asked Questions

What is a borehole?

A borehole is basically a modern version of a well but smaller, easier to maintain and less likely to be at risk of outside contaminants. 


How much does a borehole cost?

As all borehole projects are bespoke we do not have a 'set' price. Please contact us for a free quotation or more information.


Will the borehole dry up?

We drill the boreholes beyond the water table to ensure that is is not affected by seasonal differences and to allow for drought years. For the borehole to dry up or become affected by lack of water there would have to be a drought for several years. 


Do I need a licence for a borehole?

A licence is only needed if you are going to use more than 4400 gallons (20m3) a day. As this is a vast amount of water (about 110 average baths) it is unlikely you will need a licence especially for a domestic property. For a commercial or agricultural property a licence may well be required. 

How long will it take to drill a borehole?

The length of time to install a borehole depends on a number of factors such as the depth of the borehole and the ground condition of the site. Installing a borehole could take as little as a few days or up to a month, this would be discussed fully before we mobilise to site. 

What type of equipment is used?

The type of equipment used depends on the ground condition on site, and the type and depth of the borehole required. 

What are the benefits of a borehole?


For more information on drilling a borehole for private water supply please see our 'Drilling a Borehole' page.