When Drilling a Borehole: Those whose fence, walls and gates boast the poster are the only ones whose grasses are still green, whose cars are pristine, whose water bills are still lean, thanks to a water borehole.
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.
The Water Borehole Drilling Process In 4 Steps
Step 1 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’re going to get to it.
Therefore, drilling companies should hire hydro-geologists who make 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).
Step 2 when Drilling a Borehole – Drilling and Construction
After the hydro-geologists have helped prep a path for borehole drilling, you or your contractor can follow through and construct the borehole.
It’s not as easy as it sounds, unfortunately, and contrary to popular belief, an endless supply of water won’t 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 steel cased to reinforce the tube.
Step 3 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 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 Borehole Drilling Companies to start the process, also feel free to reach them via the provided on their websites or social media pages.