Test borehole works commissioned

As part of the grant funded work being undertaken by Chipping Community Energy into the feasibility of a low carbon heating system for Chipping, the project has secured funding to install a test borehole in Chipping.

A borehole contractor has now been appointed to undertake this work and they are due to start work on site on land next to Chipping Village Hall from, which is scheduled for week commencing 9th January 2023).

The purpose of the test borehole is to get actual information on the local ground conditions such type of rock, rock layers, where the ground water is. This information is very important to the design as it develops as it will inform the design team as to the level of energy that will be available from the rock for a ground source heat pump-based energy system and will also highlight local geology issues that the team should be aware of.

Further information on what this involves can be found here

Posted 14th December 2022