Dragon Drilling specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of water boreholes. Using compact, rubber-tracked and manoeuvrable borehole drilling rigs, we can help you establish a self-sufficient water supply with minimal disruption to you or your property.

If you currently use a large volume of water and face costly meter charges from your mains supplier, a borehole can save you considerable sums of money. It also offers an excellent alternative if you have poor water quality or an unreliable supply. Sustainable in drought conditions and offering a reliable pressure, water boreholes can deliver safe, clean water direct to your property. Ideal for farms, caravan parks, leisure facilities and rural homes, water boreholes enable you to become independent of mains water. Water boreholes enable you to source natural water with no added chemicals. You do not require a license if you are extracting up to 20,000 litres of water per day, meaning that the water borehole installation costs will eventually be outweighed by the utility savings.

When investing in a borehole for your property, whether commercial or domestic, we will help you assess the feasibility of an installation and also identify the potential cost savings based on your current metered charges. By using state of the art equipment to test the re-charge capabilities of a borehole, we are able to identify how much water is available at an exact site and provide a precise yield of water over a 24 hour period. For many high water users, the borehole drilling installation costs can be fully recovered within two to three years.

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We provide a complete installation package, which includes a storage tank, variable speed distribution pumps, control system and, if required, water treatment. Unlike many of our competitors, once we have drilled the borehole, we install well casing and gravel, which act as a pre-filter and extend the life of the pump. We then seal the borehole from any possible surface contamination using bentonite and a custom-fabricated well head.

Our complete service includes:

  • Site assessment
  • Geological review
  • Consultation with regulators
  • Drilling works
  • Abstraction and distribution system installation
  • Water quality testing
  • Water treatment, filtration and sterilisation

Dragon Drilling uses materials of the highest standard. Our pumping and water treatment equipment comes with a twelve month guarantee and we provide a competitive annual service package to ensure all installations operate safely and efficiently. Our aim is to install a borehole that is long lasting, with minimal costs.

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At Dragon Drilling, we recommend all water boreholes are serviced and maintained regularly to safeguard their optimum and long-term performance. We offer a complete aftercare package for your entire borehole system, which ensures it continues to operate correctly, efficiently and safely. We also have the expertise to service third party borehole installations.

We are also able to attend call outs for system issues and breakdowns. We charge £50 for the call out and £40 per person per hour on-site. Please contact our office on 01824 707777 if you need to arrange a visit.

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Our Service Options:

Annual Service

  • Filter change
  • UV bulb change
  • Complete system check
  • Visual inspection of pipework and components
  • Water quality tests, if required
  • Tank clean
  • 20% discount off parts and labour for 12 months

Bespoke Service Plans

We can offer a bespoke service plan tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for more information

Water Quality Tests

Water abstracted from water boreholes is generally of high quality and chemical-free. However some water sources are not always fit for human consumption, agricultural or industrial use. These sources could require treatment to remove potential chemical and bacterial contaminants and impurities.

According to the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2017, a private water supply must be consistent with drinking water standards. Dragon Drilling can carry out a series of approved water quality tests to ensure your water supply is safe for human consumption and other uses. As contaminants can potentially exist in the source water and distribution system, we analyse a comprehensive range of samples to ensure the water is fit for purpose.

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How much space do I need?

The actual space required for a water borehole may be as small as a driveway. If you can get a Land Rover with a trailer to the drill location, our drilling rig should be able to gain access.

Can a water borehole be installed in a town property?

Yes, we have installed water boreholes in many urban locations.

Do I still have to pay a water company once a water borehole has been installed?

No, once installed your water will be supplied free of charge. You will only be subject to the running cost of the pump. If you are on mains sewage, you are still required to pay for this service.

What does the borehole look like at the surface?

At the surface, we install an ordinary manhole cover, over which you can safely walk and drive.

How do you know if there is a sufficient water supply in the ground?

We have an in-house geologist who assesses the underlying geology of the site and provides an anticipated drill depth for your borehole. At an additional cost and if required, the British Geological Survey can carry out a third party assessment. We cannot guarantee the quantity or quality of the water.

Do you use a Dowser?

Unless specifically requested, we do not use a dowser. Instead, we utilise geology and our vast experience to locate an appropriate water supply.

Is ground water safe to drink?

Usually but not always. The water source may contain dissolved minerals that need to be removed. We recommend water quality tests are carried out and, if required, the installation of treatment systems.

Do I require a licence to install a water borehole?

Anyone is allowed to extract up to 20,000 litres per day without a licence. If you require a greater volume of water, you will need an Abstraction Permit from the Environment Agency. We can assist with all licensing matters.

How deep do you drill?

A typical water borehole in North Wales is 60-80 metres deep. However, measurements are always specific to individual sites.

What type of drilling methods do you use?

We operate cable percussion drilling rigs and rotary drilling rigs using compressed air or drilling fluids

How is the water borehole maintained?

For total peace of mind, we offer an annual service package that maintains your entire water borehole system.

What our Clients Say

Just wanted to say how helpful Chris was getting my borehole working again. Quick and timely response and friendly approach got our water back and then some phone support to sort out a few glitches that appeared after. Can’t cope without a water supply and good to know the right support is there when you need it.

North Wales - Water Borehole

May 30, 2022

I just wanted to say a quick belated thanks to Chris and team who completed the drilling. He was fantastic with regards to providing information and his work ethic was brilliant.

Landfill Site

May 25, 2022

Chris was great and I am so pleased you could fit us in today and lucky it all worked out. Best wishes and once again thanks so much for making this happen so much quicker.

North Wales - Water Borehole

May 23, 2022

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