According to Wikipedia “A borehole is a narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be constructed for many different purposes, including the extraction of water, other liquids (such as petroleum) or gases (such as natural gas), as part of a geotechnical investigation, environmental site assessment, mineral exploration, temperature measurement, as a pilot hole for installing piers or underground utilities, for geothermal installations, or for underground storage of unwanted substances, e.g. in carbon capture and storage.”
Boreholes provide you with your own private water supply from your land, not only saving you money but avoiding water authority restrictions during droughts, reducing your carbon emissions and often adding value to your property. These benefits are making water boreholes increasingly popular with residential, agricultural and commercial customers, including leisure facilities and golf courses.
Alongside extensive experience in all these environments, a borehole company provides an unbeatable standard of customer service, aiming to complete your water borehole with the minimum of disruption and to keep you in touch with the project at every step. A borehole company also provide an annual service agreement to ensure your water borehole goes on working as efficiently as possible.
How the water boreholes process works
Interested in a water borehole for your site? Let Borehole Companies in South Africa take care of the whole project.
Using specialist water borehole drilling equipment, Borehole Companies in South Africa are able to drill to a depth below the ground water level of up to 200m, insert a well casing (to stop the walls collapsing), install a pump (to raise the water to ground level) and then fit it with a cover to protect the ground water supply from pollution.
Provided less than 20,000 litres of water per day is used (slightly less than a milk tanker holds) a licence is not required. Water boreholes using more than this volume need consent from the Environment Agency and Borehole Companies can assist with obtaining a licence should one be required.
If you are interested in a borehole the first thing that any Borehole Company would recommend is for you to obtain a borehole prognosis report, to determine at what depth water is expected and the drilling conditions. Borehole companies then outsource this to a hydrologist to give an independent summary and it will involve a desktop study of your site.
In addition to this you could use a water diviner to determine the best location for a borehole on your site.