Our Senior Hydrogeologists carried out a groundwater abstraction feasibility assessment for a large wind farm site located in Ireland.
We assessed the technical and financial feasibility of installing a private groundwater supply as an alternative to connecting to the public mains water supply.
Utilising the groundwater stored within underground reservoirs (aquifers) can be a sustainable use of natural resources. A private groundwater supply can result in significant cost savings by removing the requirement to pay water rates. Also, if a sustainable groundwater supply is established, it can be less susceptible to periods of drought when public mains supply can become stressed and restricted.
Our feasibility assessment for the wind farm site demonstrated that a groundwater supply well at the site would meet the water demand of the business, and result in significant cost savings for the client.
Projected cost savings were in the order of £10,000 – £40,000 (depending on water use) over a 15 year period.
If you would like to assess the feasibility of installing a private water supply, please get in touch and we would be happy to assist.
We have completed numerous feasibility assessments and carried them through into drilling, testing, and developing groundwater supply wells.
Furthermore, if you require assistance with obtaining a groundwater abstraction licence we would be happy to help – we can carry out the necessary, testing analysis and impact assessments necessary to obtain an abstraction licence.
Contact Francis McAuley for advice.