Hosepipe ban? Boring

Drilling companies are working around the clock to keep up with demand for boreholes as drought-affected people look for ways to capitalise on the resources beneath their own feet.

Drilling companies are working around the clock to keep up with demand for boreholes as drought-affected people look for ways to capitalise on the resources beneath their own feet.

The cost of a borehole depends how deep the drillers have to go, but as a rough guide they cost between £5000 and £25000, but given the current situation maybe prices have gone up?

The Environment Agency allows property owners to extract up to 20 cubic metres of water per day from a borehole before they need a licence. It’s said to be a very effective way of using up the resources we already have at our disposal, so what I’d like to know is why we have to foot the bill ourselves? Surely if it’s an eco-friendly thing to do there should be grants available to help?

I’d love to hear from anyone who’s had a borehole installed (if that’s the correct word!) to let us know how they’re getting on with it.

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