Waterseekers – The Company & Our Services


Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd. (WSWDS) is based in Nottinghamshire and operates throughout the UK.

The company director, Lee Hormell has over 25 years experience in the drilling industry in all aspects of drilling operations and contracting.

WSWDS provides borehole drilling services and covers all aspects of borehole installation including design, drilling, ground work and pump installation and maintenance providing reliable water and ground source heating solutions to suit customer’s individual requirements.

Our customers range has grown from our beginnings with private domestic and agricultural boreholes to predominantly medium to large scale commercial clients.

The Business & Services

Overview of the business

WSWDS was started trading in January 2012. Based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire we provide water well drilling and water supply services to customers throughout the UK.

The business management and experience

The business is managed by the Director, Lee Hormell and myself Jennifer Hormell, Company Secretary and is a family concern.

We both have been involved in two previous family businesses from start-up which have been subsequently sold as thriving businesses.

Lee Hormell began as a drilling operative for the family business, Hormell Engineering Ltd in 1990 and progressed to Operations Manager overseeing drilling projects up to a value of £150,000 for ground stabilisation and foundation works in the construction industry.

Having been approached to drill a borehole for a large ground source heating project we identified an emerging market and set up Ground Source Solutions Ltd. specialising in providing a turnkey service for large scale ground source heat pump renewable schemes for large commercial applications including schools, universities and government buildings.

Lee Hormell completed his Energy Engineer training in conjunction with Oklahoma University and the company became a member of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

Ground Source Solutions rapidly gained a reputation for its work and became the market leader in this field completing some of the UK’s largest installations.

The company grew from operating one drilling rig and crew to a fleet of eight drilling rigs and over 25 employees.

Therefore, Lee Hormell has over 25 years experience in all aspects of the drilling industry from ground stabilisation to ground source heating and water boreholes.

My role with both companies was very varied from bringing Hormell Engineering up to date with new accounting and office systems to marketing strategies and business development for both companies.

We employ two highly skilled and experienced drilling foreman both whom have worked with us in our previous drilling companies.


  • Ingersal Rand -T3W Lorry Mounted Rig
  • Geosep 2 -Mud Cleaning Unit
  • Putzmeister – Grout Pumps
  • Separation Tanks
  • Extensive Drilling Consumables

Services Provided

WSWDS deliver a complete and comprehensive turnkey service, covering all aspects of borehole installation including borehole design, drilling, ground work and pump installation and maintenance providing reliable water and heating solution to suit our client’s individual requirements.

Our services include:

  • Water boreholes
  • Borehole Prognosis Reports
  • Maintenance
  • Borehole pumps replacement
  • Ground Source and Water Heating Systems
  • Water Treatment
  • Spring water solutions & Irrigation

Our experience and knowledge of drilling and underlying geology and hydrogeology of most regions throughout the UK gives us the edge over our competitors and the ability to provide a professional and reliable service.

Contact Us for Commercial Water Borehole Services

Here at Waterseekers we provide a complete turnkey service – a detailed borehole prognosis report, system design, drilling, groundwork, pump installation and water analysis and treatment to guarantee your system fully operational and open for business!

Please get in touch for more information.

Post on 17 Dec 2015 by Water Well Drilling Enthusiast

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