Steps Involved in Drilling A Borehole In Zimbabwe

With the dams drying up, the municipal water costs going up, you will need a water Borehole. 

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.

Steps in drilling a borehole are explained below:

Stage 1: Borehole Siting: When Drilling a Borehole – Hydro-geologists site the borehole The very first thing that needs to be determined is where the water is (Siting the borehole location), and how you are going to get to it.

Therefore, Nakiso Borehole Drilling makes use of a variety of borehole drilling methods to assess the geophysical properties of the underlying area.

Hydro-geologists, help ensure people are not drilling into natural hazards (such as faults or fractures) or manmade infrastructure (pipelines, cables, phone lines, etc).

Stage 2: Borehole Drilling and Casing: When Drilling a Borehole – Drilling and Construction: After the hydro-geologists have helped prep a path for borehole drilling, Nakiso Borehole Drilling will help you to follow through and construct the borehole.
Steps Involved in Drilling A Borehole In Zimbabwe
Steps Involved in Drilling A Borehole In Zimbabwe
It is not as easy as it sounds, unfortunately, and contrary to popular belief, an endless supply of water will not just flow to the surface following the drilling of the borehole, there are still more steps to follow and processes to be completed.

Once the borehole has been drilled the necessary unstable lengths of the borehole are cased to reinforce the tube.

Step 3: Borehole Yield or Capacity Testing: When Drilling a Borehole – 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 test 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: Borehole Pumping and Water Reticulation: When Drilling a Borehole – 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.

For more information make an appointment with Nakiso Borehole Drilling to start the process, also feel free to reach them via the provided on their websites or social media pages.

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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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