Boreholes must be registered with the local authority. Permission must be first obtained before drilling. The position of the borehole must be clearly indicated on a drawing showing distance to boundaries, servitudes, position of buildings, distance to any french drain or soak pit.
This drawing must be submitted to your local authority. It is compulsory to have the water from the borehole tested, a levy will be charged for this test. A borehole must be at least 50m away from a french drain.