Hose Pipe Bans Are Always Called Off

Hose Pipe Ban

United Utilities called upon the nation to take strict water saving measures back in July. In the end, and after some cooler temperatures and a little rain fall, the company called off the Hose Pipe ban pencilled in for 5th August 2018. But it did not remove the stress and hassle of having to deal with an apparent scarcity.

What’s the solution?

Investment Drought

It’s August 2018, the height of summer, temperatures are soaring and water shortages have certainly been felt by all. However, there are other shortages contributing to the problem.

Filling up a glass of water in the kitchen sink. Blue background

In a major report, the Environment Agency recently “dammed” the water utility companies for not investing sufficiently in infrastructure. As a result, the equivalent of 20 million people’s daily water usage is being lost through leakages every day  UK wide.

What’s the solution?

Solution – HaveYour Own Water Well

So, wouldn’t it be good if there was never a hose pipe ban in your garden?  Wouldn’t it be good if we were not reliant upon others for investment in much needed infrastructure?

Well, not many people know how possible and affordable it is to get your own water supply by having your own water borehole. And of course this is why I’m writing this post. I want you all to know!  🙂

Each household is entitled to extract up to 20,000 litres (20m³) of water per day without any license. A modest size household uses approximately 1200 litres per day, so it’s more than plenty.

Yes, for the average household, this is more than enough water to look after your needs. If you think you might use more than this daily limit of 20 cubic metres (Approx 4,400 Gallons), then you will need to apply for an Abstraction License, but this would usually only be the case for commercial usage of the water supply.

Benefits of a Water Well

Having a water well can give you:

  • Freedom from Hose Pipe Bans
  • A reliable water supply.
  • Constant known water pressure. No pressure drops.
  • Cost savings on higher water usage during dry periods.

If you would like to know more about the feasibility and benefits of having your own water well, please use the contact form, or call us direct on 01246 938499

Jenny Hormell
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services Ltd.

Post on 06 Aug 2018 by Jenny Hormell

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