Borehole consentWater & Environment
Zenith Global was commissioned to carry out a borehole feasibility study, based on our client’s requirements to identify additional water supplies in order to reduce mains water costs.
Zenith Global carried out a borehole feasibility study, which included analysing the regional geology and hydrogeology as well as discussions with the Environment Agency to determine the licensing status in the area. Nearby abstraction licences and borehole geological records were used to evaluate potential yields from a new borehole. The hydrogeology was favourable for a new borehole, with a number of borehole design options and locations to consider, as well as a stability investigation at the proposed drilling site due to underlying mining operations.
The next phase of the project was to apply for a groundwater investigation consent, for which Zenith Global carried out a water features survey of an area specified by the Environment Agency. All water features, including rivers, streams, boreholes and springs were visited and put into a geological context. Due to the large size and complicated geological nature of the site, a monitoring strategy was requested by the Environment Agency for consideration within the consent. We completed this and obtained consent for the construction of a new borehole