Wa­ter charges en­cour­ages prop­erty own­ers to drill for wa­ter


EL­LIS WELL and Geo­ther­mal Drilling based in County Car­low have pro­fes­sional ex­per­tise in well drilling, they can ad­vise you on all your wa­ter re­quire­ments from do­mes­tic, agri­cul­tural, com­mer­cial & geo­ther­mal drilling. In­creas­ing num­bers of busi­nesses & farm­ers are drilling pri­vate wells to es­cape pay­ing ex­pen­sive lo­cal au­thor­ity wa­ter charges re­cently an­nounced by our new gov­ern­ment. Wa­ter charges will hit these sec­tors hard due to the large vol­umes of wa­ter re­quired. In the agri­cul­tural sec­tor, dairy farm­ers are the big­gest wa­ter con­sumers, a dairy cow can drink 135 litres of wa­ter a day, dry stock will drink on av­er­age 45 litres a day. The fol­low­ing is an av­er­age es­ti­mate of wa­ter used or wasted in rou­tine house­hold and per­sonal tasks: • Flush­ing a toi­let 8 litres • Oral hy­giene 8 litres( if tap left run­ning) • Grav­ity shower 35 litres • Power shower 80 litres • Wash­ing ma­chine 65 litres • Dish washer 25 litres • Wa­ter­ing the gar­den 540 litres • Wash­ing the car by hose 400 litres A pri­vate well is cost ef­fec­tive when com­pared to rates charged by pub­lic wa­ter schemes.

Many home own­ers whom are not con­nected to a pub­lic or group wa­ter scheme are un­aware there is a grant avail­able from their lo­cal au­thor­ity of 75%( max paid out € 2030) to have a well drilled & pump in­stalled.

We also pro­vide drilling for geo­ther­mal heat­ing sys­tems, cov­er­ing all coun­ties. At El­lis Drilling any ad­vice you may need about mov­ing to­ward Geo­ther­mal en­ergy is read­ily avail­able and of­fer a high qual­ity ser­vice with very com­pet­i­tive rates. Geo­ther­mal heat­ing ex­tracts heat from the earth. While the tem­per­a­ture of the soil to sev­eral feet be­low the sur­face varies with the sea­sons, the earth’s tem­per­a­ture stays the same all year round.

Heat pumps are mostly used in con­junc­tion with un­der floor heat­ing where sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings can be achieved as the en­tire floor is heated at a lower op­er­at­ing tem­per­a­ture than a ra­di­a­tor mak­ing it much more efficient and cost ef­fec­tive.

Sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings can be made as ev­ery sin­gle de­gree tem­per­a­ture re­duc­tion means a re­duc­tion in your fuel bill. The most com­monly used sys­tem in Ire­land is a closed loop sys­tem where a loop of pipe is buried in the ground or bore­hole and filled with anti-freeze so­lu­tion, or a re­frig­er­ant, and then con­nected to the heat pump.

Geo­ther­mal is ar­guably the safest form of heat you can use for your home, there is no flame, no fuel store and no risk of burns from dan­ger­ously hot sur­faces.

A geo­ther­mal heat­ing sys­tem is very dis­creet and com­pact; the heat pump re­quires no ven­ti­la­tion or chim­ney. A geo­ther­mal heat­ing sys­tem is more than 3 times efficient as the most con­ven­tional sys­tem.

El­lis well drilling can be con­tacted on 059 6471355 (of­fice) or Harry on 086 8211955. Or visit their web­site www.el­liswelldrilling.ie Con­tact us re­gard­ing 75% wa­ter well grant avail­able for ex­ist­ing homes.

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