Design and Consultancy

We have extensive experience in consulting, designing and installing private water supply systems. We are able to assess the specific needs of your site and design a system that will provide a reliable and sustainable source of drinking water.

Planning Applications

In some instances, if you are planning to build a house that requires a private water supply, it’s likely that your local planning department will require you to submit a report prepared by an independent, suitably qualified consultant to provide an assessment of the proposed water supply arrangements. The report should assess the feasibility of the proposed water supply arrangements, including an overview of the proposed water source(s), an assessment of the risks to the quality and quantity of the water supply, and recommendations for mitigation measures. The report should also provide an estimation of the capital and recurrent costs associated with the proposed water supply arrangements. Once the report has been submitted, the planning department will use it to assess whether the proposed water supply arrangements are adequate for the needs of the development and whether there are any risks that need to be mitigated.

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Water Abstraction Licence

As per Natural Resource Wales you will need an abstraction licence if you take water from an inland water or from groundwater of 20m3/day or more, unless it is exempt from licensing.

Inland waters can include:

  • a river or stream
  • a reservoir, lake or pond
  • a canal
  • a spring
  • a dock, channel, creek, bay, estuary or arm of the sea

You must apply for a licence if you need one. If you take water without a licence, when one is needed, you are committing an offence and enforcement action may be taken against you.

If you are not sure if you need a licence or which type you need, Chemsol Group can help with pre-application advice.

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Property Sale - Water Supply Assessment

If you are buying or selling a house with a private water supply, it is important to ensure that the arrangements are adequate. This is especially the case if you are taking out a mortgage, as the mortgage company will need to be satisfied that the water supply is sufficient.

There are a number of things to consider when assessing the adequacy of a private water supply, including the source of the water (e.g. spring, river, borehole), the capacity of the storage tanks, and the treatment systems in place. Our qualified engineers are able to carry out an assessment of the water supply and provide a report on its adequacy.

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Chemsol provide an excellent service, and are very helpful and supportive towards their customers at all times. They act very quickly on call outs to sort any problems whether minor or serious especially in the recent unprecedented weather conditions. A big thank you.

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Why choose the Chemsol Group?

Our mission is to provide solutions for a cleaner environment through private and commercial water engineering projects across England and Wales. A family-run business established in 2001, our focus is on quality customer care and incorporating the latest innovation and technology throughout our entire range of services.


Complete Service
We offer a complete turn-key solution for pool and water management systems, from design, through to installation and long term support.


Strictly Compliant
Our installation services are carried out in strict accordance with SPATA, BISHTA and PWTAG to ensure your project meets current legislation


With over 22 years and thousands of services to swimming pools and private & industrial water systems a year across the UK so you can be reassured of our experience.


Expert Engineers
Our expert engineers are highly skilled and trained to deal with all water maintenance and repairs to ensure your water system is in perfect working condition.


Our dedicated office support team help ensure that if you do ever encounter an issue with your pool, water treatment system, or private supply we’ll be there to help you.


Eco Standards
We’re doing all we can to make sure all our products and services are as environmentally concious and sustainable as possible.

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