Monday, 18 January 2021
Increasing demand for a move towards renewable energy is seeing a rise in the number of geothermal heating installations across both commercial and domestic markets.
Savings of up to 80% compared to traditional fossil fuels and the ability to significantly reduce CO2 emissions are among the benefits, together with the financial support available from Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments.
However, with costs for installing a typical ground source heat pump system in an average home standing at around £14,000-£19,000*, it pays to check that certain steps are in place to help achieve maximum advantage...
Friday, 8 January 2021
When the yield from a borehole starts to decline and/or the quality of the water loses its sparkle, underground investigation work will be needed.
Typical problems may include a build-up of iron-related bacteria in the pipes, a break in the lining of the borehole wall, or a blockage within the pump itself.
Faced with such situations, borehole maintenance specialist Geoquip Water Solutions says there are a number of investigation and treatment options...
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Read all about it - Test kits to speed up bacteria detection
A simple testing kit is helping to speed up the application of water treatment solutions by detecting the different types of bacteria present in water pipelines and wells.
By collecting a small water sample in a special testing vial, Biological Activity Reaction Test (BART) kits can identify the growth of iron-related bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria or slime-forming bacteria.
Friday, 4 December 2020
Legislation demands that, under normal circumstances, fire and rescue services will secure water for firefighting purposes from the public water mains via water hydrants maintained by water companies up and down the country. On occasion however, the use of private borehole water supplies – or indeed other sources, such as ponds, lakes and rivers – may be required. Good reason then, to ensure regular testing programmes are carried out to avoid the potential failure of essential equipment just when you need it most.
The importance of testing for bacteria in water pipes, pumps and sprinklers is often overlooked...
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
When a large water utility company identified iron bacteria problems with three of its boreholes, it asked two borehole specialists to remediate the issue.
Working together, borehole maintenance specialist Drilcorp and treatment experts Geoquip Water Solutions came up with a two-pronged approach involving physical and chemical treatment to deliver exactly what was required to solve the problems.