Water well archive

100,000 paper records of water wells, including details of lithologies, well construction, water levels and yields and water chemistry. Details lodged by drillers under statute. Includes approximately 90% of water boreholes in England & Wales, less in Scotland. There is a high density of information over major aquifers and urban areas with new data added as it is received from drillers and other outside organisations. The level of detail within individual records varies, reflecting historical changes in reporting practices.
dataset
:http://data.bgs.ac.uk/id/dataHolding/13480408
English
Geoscientific information
GEMET - INSPIRE themes: BGS Thesaurus of Geosciences:
Wells
Hydrogeology
Aquifers
Water chemistry
Geology
Springs
Water
Groundwater
General geology
Free:
NERC_DDC
-7.1100, 49.8600, 2.1200, 55.8300
ENGENGLAND [id=150000]WALES [id=170000]WLS
creation: 1940
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, WALLINGFORD, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
tel: 01491 838800
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: distributor
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, WALLINGFORD, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
tel: 01491 838800
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: originator
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, WALLINGFORD, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
tel: 01491 838800
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, WALLINGFORD, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
tel: 01491 838800
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: custodian

Data Quality

Original records from drillers reports required under Water Resources Act
Equivalent Scale: 1:10000
INSPIRE Implementing rules laying down technical arrangements for the interoperability and harmonisation of Geology
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services

Constraints

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Metadata about metadata

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British Geological Survey
Mckenzie,Andrew A
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, WALLINGFORD, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
tel: +44 115 936 3100
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
2020-07-31
English

Coupled Resource