What is a commercial supply and what are the benefits?

A commercial supply is a large production well, normally used for businesses with high water demands such as golf courses, production factories and arable farms for irrigation. Commercial supplies are installed for economic benefits and security during dry spells.

Some of the commercial wells we have established have been capable of producing up to 100,000 litres per hour, which through time would save thousands, if not millions in commercial water rates. On the other hand, yields as high are not always readily available from mains water and present issues during peak demand.


How does it work?

The first step towards your new supply is to arrange a call with one of our professionals. There is no charge involved in this and it allows us to understand your requirements and recommend an appropriate course of action.

This generally involves guiding you down the route of obtaining a geological report to understand the probability of finding water on your property and at what depth. When you receive your report and possibly have your location divined, we can then proceed with sending you an estimate. Geological reports are not essential but are strongly advised.

Raeburn Drilling work in conjunction with both water divining organisations as well as the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Upon acceptance you will be allocated a Project Manager who will be available over the telephone throughout the service journey.

We install our wells in accordance with the S.E.P.A guidelines, with sealed well head units, gravel packs and sanitary seals. We believe that it is imperative to construct the borehole correctly, especially if it is a drinking water supply.

We also offer a range of commercial boosting pumps which can be sold separately and guidance can be provided over the telephone where required. If you are unsure or would like to discuss your requirements we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us for further information.


Return on Investment (ROI) outlined below

Water Supply / DemandEstimated Payback on Average Well CostsPotential Savings Over 10 Years
5,000 litres per day7-8 years£3000 - £4000
20,000 litres per day2-3 years£40,000 - £50,000
50,000 litres per day7-12 months£150,000 - £180,000
100,000 litres per day4-5 months£320,000 - £350,000
500,000 litres per day3-4 months£1.6M - £1.9M
1,000,000 litres per day2-3 months£3.2M – £3.5M