Borehole Drilling Process

Steps for the Borehole Drilling Process. You will notice while driving about all the posters plastered on walls and fences the suburbs over: “borehole drilling”. Those whose fences, walls and gates boast the poster are the only ones whose lawns are still green, whose cars are pristine, and whose water bills are still lean… All thanks to the borehole or well point!

Need for a borehole.

Now is the time that the need for a borehole is bigger than ever. Especially due to the water bills that just gets bigger and bigger while the informal settlements waste water as if there is no water shortage. They are the wasters because they get it for free.  It is a wise choice to get a borehole for the times to come. What if the rainfall is less than last year?

Alternative water sources.

With the dams drying up, the municipal water costs going up, and the people gets fed up with the bills. Now, it’s more important than ever to understand and consider alternative water sources. A borehole or well point is the option.

Want A Water Borehole.

You Want A Water Borehole; What is the next step? The options are clear. A borehole or a well point. The one is a lot cheaper than the other one. The only difference is that the well point needs a sandy area where the borehole can be drilled at any location.

What about the atmospheric generators?

That sounds like a very noble idea. The fact is that it is still a new invention and expensive. It is green but what is the amount of electricity it uses. To generate electricity is not a very green process. What is the amount of water it provides a day? Is it really worth looking into that option? I don’t think so.

Drilling a borehole.

The 5 steps in drilling a borehole?

The 5 steps in drilling a borehole Process.

Step one is to get the funds available at leased R 100.00 depends on how deep the water is in your area.

Step 2 – The Hydro-geologists site inspection.

First you needs to be determined where the water is, and how we’re going to get to it. That’s why we ask for hydro-geologists to make use that there is some water like a crack underground.

There is a variety of borehole drilling methods to assess the geophysical properties of the underlying area. These are the guys that help us ensure we’re not drilling into natural hazards or manmade infrastructure like pipelines, cables, phone lines, etc.

Step 3 – Drilling and Construction

Once the hydro-geologists provide us with the information that we need we can get our drilling equipment in place.

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

Step 4 – Determining the yield of the borehole.

In order to most accurately gauge the yield of amount of water that the borehole produces. This involves installing a test pump and pumping the 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 5 – Pumping and piping of the borehole.

The kind of pumping system and piping installed in your borehole will largely depend on the intended use of the borehole water.

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