Water Borehole at Bigbury Hollow
In order to be as sustainable as possible, the client at Bigbury Hollow has elected to go off-grid with the water supply to the house. This week the Borehole Drillers have moved in and have started to drill the bore, which will eventually be about 80 metres deep. They have had to go through the clay first and sink a liner to stop the clay collapsing. As soon as they hit chalk progress should be quicker as no liner is required. The head of the borehole will be fitted with a pump to bring the water up, a processing plant and a holding tank from which the water will be pumped to the house.