Borehole Siting in Zimbabwe - Detecting Underground Water!

Nakiso Borehole Drilling is a knowledgeable and experienced borehole siting services company based in Harare but operates across the country.


We have specialised and qualified borehole siting personnel and hydro-geologists who can undertake site visits for assessment purposes.

There are usually two methods used for siting in our country. These are the traditional method and the survey method. Traditional methods usually involve water dowsing. Water dowsing, also known as water witching, divining, or doodle bugging is a practice of locating water underneath the ground using a forked stick, a pair of l-shaped rods, a pendulum or another tool that will respond when the individual moves above a location that will yield enough water when drilled.
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling
Although the practice of dowsing in siting can yield good results, hydrologists and geologists generally do not endorse the practice.

The Geological Survey method usually involves the study of a geological map. These maps show the types of rocks that exist below the ground and also the direction of dip. The dip of the rock units and the topography of the area can, therefore, be studied to determine the direction of groundwater flow, potential water recharge areas, springs and discharge points.
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling
Some information that geologists look for also includes information about previous wells drilled in the local area. Geologists also keep a file of rock types penetrated and the quantity of water produced for each well drilled.

It is also common for hydrologists to examine aerial photos when siting a borehole in a challenging area. These photos often show linear features that may indicate fracture zones beneath the surface.
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling
When siting a borehole at Nakiso Borehole Drilling, we base our recommendations on the characteristics of the land and rocks beneath, results from the previous drilling and also principles of groundwater movement.

Contact us today to know more about borehole siting services.
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling
Borehole Siting with Nakiso Borehole Drilling



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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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Business Offices: 65 Churchill Avenue, Alexandra Park, Harare North, Zimbabwe.

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Office Numbers: +263 242 48 0141 and +263 867 71 88844

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Nakiso Borehole Drilling - The Best Borehole Drilling Company in Zimbabwe!

Nakiso Borehole Drilling has experience and knowledgeable workforce to work on any type of installation. From solar powered, electrical and manual pump installation, we do it all under one roof. Nakiso Borehole Drilling covers borehole siting, drilling and installation of pumps.