Water Borehole Drilling Services - The 4 Step Water Borehole Drilling Process!

The 4 Step Water Borehole Drilling Process: We have all seen the posters plastered on walls and fences the suburbs over: “Borehole Water”.


Those whose fences, wa
lls and gates boast the poster are the only ones whose lawns are still green, whose cars are pristine, whose water bills are still lean… All thanks to a water borehole!

So, especially in these trying times, we all know what a borehole is and where the water comes from, or do we?
Water Borehole Drilling Services - The 4 Step Water Borehole Drilling Process!
With the dams drying up, the municipal water costs going up, and the people getting fed up; it is more important than ever to understand and consider alternative water sources.

You Want A Water Borehole; Now What?

For some the decision to invest in a domestic water borehole is a simple one; others are daunted by the unfamiliar process.

In an effort to help you overcome the element of unfamiliarity, and thereby help our country save water by making it easier for you to come to a decision to implement your own domestic water borehole this summer, Drilling is proud to help you better understand water borehole drilling.

So what are the steps in drilling a borehole? We’ll explain everything below.

The Water Borehole Drilling Process In 4 Steps:

Step 1 – Hydro-geologists site the borehole: The very first thing that needs to be determined is where the water is, and how we’re going to get to it.

That’s why we employ hydro-geologists who make use of a variety of borehole drilling methods to assess the geophysical properties of the underlying area.
Water Borehole Drilling Services - The 4 Step Water Borehole Drilling Process!
Water Borehole Drilling Services - The 4 Step Water Borehole Drilling Process!
These are the guys that help us ensure we’re not drilling into natural hazards or man-made infrastructure (pipelines, cables, phone lines, etc).

Step 2 – Drilling and Casing: Once the hydro-geologists have helped us prep a path for borehole drilling, we follow through and construct the borehole.

It’s not as easy as Moses and the rock, unfortunately, and, contrary to popular belief, an endless supply of water won’t just surge to the surface following the drilling of the borehole; there are still steps to follow and processes to be completed.

Once the borehole has been drilled the necessary unstable lengths of the borehole are steel cased in an effort to reinforce the ‘tube’.

Step 3 – Determining the yield of the borehole: In order to most accurately gauge the yield of a domestic water borehole an aquifer test is performed.

This involves installing a test pump and pumping borehole water for a fixed set of variables; a given time at a given rate, and then assessing the test’s impact on the water level in the borehole.

Maximum yield is achieved by increasing the abstraction rate, ensuring optimum drawdown of water in the borehole.

Step 4 – Pumping and piping the borehole: The kind of pumping system and piping installed in your new domestic water borehole will largely depend on the intended use of the borehole water.


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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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