Prosep Filter Services can provide you with everything you need for your private water supply. We cover all water sources, the three main types being borehole water, spring water and well water.From initial water testing of your borehole or spring water to bespoke filtration design including CAD drawings giving you a scale drawing of your new system. Already have a water treatment system? No problem, we service all water filtration systems, whether installed by Prosep Filter Services or not. Prosep Filter Services can provide it all.
Domestic Private Water Supplies
You and your family will have an uninterrupted supply of clean safe water all year round.
We can install the correct filtration, carry out risk assessments and arrange for UKAS-approved water testing.
If your supply is only used for one house, the 2009 Private Water Supply Regulations don’t require you to have your water tested on a regular basis: these supplies are only sampled and risk assessed at the owner’s or occupier’s request. However, we would not recommend that you leave things to chance – over time water quality can change, so it’s worthwhile, if only for peace of mind, to have checks carried out on your water supply annually.
If the source supplies more than one property then the shared supply must be risk assessed at least once every 5 years and be tested at least once per year. The actual number of tests will depend on the water consumption.
To view the 2016 Private Water Supply Regulations, click here.
To view the Regulation 9 which relates to Private Domestic Supplies, click here.
Commercial & Large Filtration Systems
We can provide a reliable and flexible service for a variety of businesses and ensure your supply will meet all the necessary requirements.
If your private water supply is used by the public for drinking, washing, food preparation, or may enter the human chain (e.g. via dairies, washing equipment etc), then you will be expected to meet stringent, safety parameters.
Tests will also need to be carried out every five years.
This also includes bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday lets, pubs, dairies, food production premises and domestic supplies to more than 50 people.
Agriculture & Farming
It has been shown that using your own private water supply (e.g. boreholes, rivers, springs, lakes or wells) could mean substantially reducing the running costs of your enterprise compared with using metered mains water supplies.
We can install a supply from arranging the borehole drilling, to ensuring the supply meets all the necessary standards for private water supplies, used on a commercial basis.
Naturally, we can provide the regular on-going servicing that you’ll need and arrange for the testing as necessary.
Camping & Outdoor Pursuits
Camp sites and outdoor pursuit centres, often rely on private water supplies to deliver water to their visitors and it’s essential that the supply is both, reliable and safe.
We’ll ensure that this is the case and our service options will help you keep the supply safe, all year round.
These businesses are subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to commercial private water supplies and will need to be tested regularly: we can arrange for all the necessary tests with a UKAS-approved service.
Holiday Lets & Rental Properties
Holiday lets and rental properties with a private water supply have to meet the regulations set out for commercial use.
We can install a system that will be ideal for your particular circumstances and if you choose our on-going service contract, we will help you maintain a regular and safe supply for your visitors and residents.
New Builds & Renovations
If you’re building a new property that relies on a private water supply, or are restoring an old one that has been vacant for some time we can help. Just give us a call and we can advise you about what you might need and also the category the project might fall under (e.g. domestic or commercial).
You may also be entitled to a reduction on VAT under a government scheme. Read more about the scheme at the official website (link leads to a new site).
What is a Borehole?
The simple terms a borehole is a hole drilled into the ground down to the water table in order to extract water. It may have to pass through several different layers of substrate before it meets the water table, the depth of the water table is variable for each location.