Nurseries and Garden Centres
Water usage in the Nursery & Garden Centres is significant and extremely important for the upkeep of young plants and shrubs. Water is the single greatest challenge to sustainability and the sector continues to optimize its water consumption by increasing efficiency and utilizing innovative technologies.
- You will save up to 90% of your water usage costs.
- All capital costs are quickly recouped – typically 3-4 years.
- Any daily abstraction of less than 20,000 litres is free from licensing. This may be augmented by the use of storage facilities.
- There are no water charges after installation.
- You will have the control of your own supply which is independent of any Water Authorities
- Borehole water is purer and chemical free because it does not have to travel through long distance pipework from reservoirs and rivers.
- You will have a sustainable supply and pressure which is unaffected by drought conditions and hosepipe bans.
- Boreholes are not affected by mains supply problems such as leaks.
- Many sites suffer from low water pressure and quality which can lead to inadequate supply issues. Your own borehole will prevent this.
- All materials used are of the highest quality and WRAS & DWI approved.
How much can you save?
Installing your own water supply now will drastically reduce costs ensuring a sustainable future.
For example, assuming an annual water cost of £10,000, not only can you expect to reduce this annual cost by 90% but also the initial cost of installation could be recovered in only 18 months.
Water Storage and Irrigation
The current position is that a daily water abstraction of 20,000 litres requires no licensing. This abstraction can be used to supply holding tanks thus ensuring maximum efficiency of water supply.
The holding tanks can then be used to supply existing irrigation systems as required.
In addition it may be possible to make use of natural rainfall by the efficient use of water harvesting.
Facility Heating and Cooling
The current trend for renewable energy has seen a rapid rise in the use of ground source heating systems (GSHP). Using borehole technology we install both open and closed vertical collector loops which transmit via heat pumps systems.
The use of vertical loops rather than horizontal ones has the advantage of utilising less space and the heat collection is not affected by fluctuations in ground or air temperatures. The deeper the borehole is drilled the less susceptible the collector is to extreme seasonal temperatures or soil conditions.
GSHP systems are particularly useful where ‘space heating’ is required eg. retail shopping areas or greenhouses. However, in warm conditions the heat pump system is reversible so that cool air conditioning can take place from the same system.