How drilling a borehole on your farm could save you £1000's

Benefits of a borehole on a farm
  1. Cost Savings: Boreholes can lead to significant cost savings in the long term compared to relying on municipal water supplies or purchasing water from external sources. Once the initial drilling and installation costs are covered, the water extracted from the borehole is essentially free.
  2. Independence: Boreholes provide homeowners and businesses with independence from public water systems. This can be especially advantageous in areas where municipal water is chlorinated or where there are restrictions on water usage.
  3. Consistent Supply: Boreholes offer a consistent and reliable water supply, even during times of drought or water shortages. This can be crucial for maintaining agricultural operations, landscaping, and other water-dependent activities.
  4. Control Over Water Quality: By having your own borehole, you have more control over the quality of the water you consume. You can implement filtration and purification systems tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that the water is safe and clean.
  5. Environmental Sustainability: Boreholes can be a more environmentally sustainable option compared to relying on surface water sources or groundwater pumping from aquifers. Properly managed boreholes can help reduce pressure on natural water resources and minimize environmental impact.
  6. Versatility: Boreholes can serve various purposes, including domestic water supply, irrigation for agriculture, drinking water for lactating dairy cows, industrial processes, and groundwater recharge. This versatility makes them valuable assets for a wide range of applications.
  7. Property Value: Having a borehole on your property can increase its value, as it provides an additional amenity and utility. Potential buyers may see it as a desirable feature that offers cost savings and independence from external water sources.


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Extraction Limits from a Borehole

The extraction limit from a borehole for private use is 20 cubic meters per day. You will need an extraction licence if you wish to exceed this limit. Contact the Environment Agency for more information