Best Prices and Better Borehole Drilling Services In Zimbabwe

From domestic homes to large-scale water-intensive enterprises in Zimbabwe, reliance on municipal water sources is both foolhardy and potentially dangerous. 

While the inconsistency of water access is both inconvenient and damaging to homes and businesses, the increasing evidence of poor water quality means our municipal water resources pose a very real threat as a long-term health hazard for water consumers.

In searching for an alternative water source, unlock a pure, secure water source with Nakiso Borehole Drilling.
Best Prices and Better Borehole Drilling Services In Zimbabwe
Best Prices and Better Borehole Drilling Services In Zimbabwe
Considering there is drought throughout Zimbabwe, owning your own private borehole is a must. It lets you control your own water supply. Getting your own borehole drilled also means you will have to keep it in good working order if you want to continue receiving water from it. They do require a bit of maintenance to keep them running throughout the years.

The lifespan of a borehole

How long does a borehole last? This will depend on each specific situation, but usually in a region of around 20 years. It will require maintenance to get it to last this long. The water stored in the aquifers below will change with time (depending on how much rainfall your climatic region is getting). The more it rains, the more water will be available to pump up.

View the water storage tanks for sale:

1. 300 litres
2. 500 litres
3. 1000 litres
4. 2500 litres
5. 4500 litres
6. 10000 litres

Is It a Good Investment? 

If you have had your borehole professionally drilled and you are maintaining it well, then when you sell your home it will increase your property value for sure! It’s definitely a great investment for your residential, commercial or industrial property.

How Long Does a Borehole Last?

Once your borehole has been drilled, you will pump water up from the aquifers below. Basically, aquifers are created by rainfall and evaporation in the permeable geological matter. It is also important to note that when drilling a borehole in Zimbabwe, you don’t want to pollute that water during the drill. Make sure you use a company that knows what they are doing and don’t use toxic materials. Below are the steps you need to take to start the borehole drilling process:

  • Hydro-geologists site the area.
  • The Drilling and Construction.
  • Determining the yield.
  • Pumping and piping.

Where Does Groundwater Come From?

Rainfall in your region is an important part of the cycle. The rainfall received in your area will soak deep into the ground. It passes through layers of soil, rock and gravel. It stops seeping down once the water has reached an area that is completely saturated with water. This is also known as the water table. Reaching the water table will be different for every borehole. Some might be a couple of metres underground, while others could be many meters under.

The Drilling of a Borehole

Once you have selected the area that you want the borehole to be drilled in, it’s time to actually drill it. Often, people mistakenly think that any hole drilled will result in an endless supply of water. This is not the case. It takes more effort than a simple hole to get water pumping out.

At the end of the pipe, there is a hammer and drill. The hammer and drill will break up bits and pieces of rock and debris from under the ground. This all happens while the pipe is rotating. It’s a messy process.

Residential boreholes in Zimbabwe are often drilled with a 215mm diameter. This will allow a steel casing of around 165mm to be installed down the hole that has just been drilled. In theory, the borehole should be cased in steel from the top of the hole to the bottom of the hole.

How Much Can You Yield From a Borehole?

The only way to find out how much it can produce is to test it. This can be done by means of an aquifer test. The company you have chosen to drill the hole will be able to perform this test for you once the hole has been dug.
Best Prices and Better Borehole Drilling Services In Zimbabwe
Best Prices and Better Borehole Drilling Services In Zimbabwe
The company will have to install a “test pump”. Once the test pump has been installed, they will have to measure how much water comes out of the hole for a short period of time.

What Is The Cost of a Borehole?

If you are asking yourself the question “how much does a borehole cost?” you must be aware that there is not a standard price for boreholes. The cost of a borehole depends on many factors.

  • How deep is the actual hole that is being drilled?
  • How much steel casing is used to stabilise it.
  • The type of rocks that need to be drilled through
  • The ground conditions need to be drilled through.

You would more than likely expect the drilling of the hole to be easier in soft terrain but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The problem with trying to drill in soft soil is that the hole keeps on collapsing on itself. This happens when the ground is particularly loose.

Difference Between a Wellpoint and a Borehole

Here are a few of the differences between a borehole and a wellpoint. It’s important to understand the differences before getting one of the following installed at your residential or commercial property in Zimbabwe.

1. Wellpoint: A wellpoint is drilled at a shallower depth. They usually reach between 10m deep and 15m deep. If you are considering getting a wellpoint installed on your property, be aware that they do not produce as much water per day as a borehole. They are perfect for irrigation in smaller residential properties.

2. Borehole: A borehole is drilled much deeper than a wellpoint. Usually between 30m and 100m in depth. You get much more water per than you do out of a wellpoint. The depth needed to be drilled does affect the cost of a borehole in Zimbabwe. It also takes much longer to drill.

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Five Facts About Borehole Drilling That You Need To Take Note Of:
1. Know Your Borehole Casings:The Preferred Borehole Casing In Zimbabwe Is Class 9 and 10 (Pressure Classes.)This is because Class 9 and Class 10 Casings are more collapse resistant. The strength of a Casing is often described as collapse resistance.

2. Borehole Drilling Depth: The exact depth, of where the water is located, cannot be established by the drilling contractor nor the Water Surveyor (Borehole Siter).

3. The Is No 100% Guarantee On Water: It is important to note that it is never a 100% guarantee that any hole will yield water, the amount and water quality can also not be guaranteed by the drilling contractor and water surveyor.

4. Borehole Siting or Water Surveying Is Important: Making use of a hydrologist or traditional water diviner will increase your chances of having a successful borehole that will yield a sufficient amount of water.

5. Know The Risks: The risk of the borehole drilling lies with the property owner. The client will still be liable for the drilling costs irrespective of a borehole yielding water or not.

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