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...
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, 25 November 2020
Deterioration in quality and quantity of borehole water caused by iron-related bacteria at West Hill Golf Club
Product: BoreSaver Ultra C Pro, R-CAM 1000 XLT borehole camera
Thursday, 12 November 2020
St Helena have launched their Christmas Tree-cycle for 2021!
If you're thinking of purchasing a real Christmas tree this year, have you thought about how you'll dispose of it? Avoid the annual trip to the recycling centre and let us take care of it for you!
We’re excited to announce that the St Helena Christmas Tree-cycle has expanded and we will now be collecting from the CO15 and CO16 postcodes alongside CO1-CO9 and CO11 on Saturday 9th January 2021.
For more information, please visit the St Helena website: https://www.sthelena.org.uk/join-in/events/christmas-tree-cycle-2021