A Borehole is made for one of a variety of purposes including the investigation and sampling of the geological succession for construction, water abstraction, or mineral extraction purposes, and monitoring of groundwater behavior and composition.
A borehole is an asset that should last 50-80 years, with very low maintenance costs in the first 10-15 years. But for this to happen, you need to make the right decisions at the start of the process and invest wisely for long-term returns.
On the whole borehole water is safe to drink; however, it could possibly contain dissolved minerals or contamination. If there are concerns over the waters fitness use we can have the water tested by an accredited laboratory that will give a detailed report of the water. Borehole Water comes from rain and rivers leaks through layers of rock from underground areas. Water layers of rock or clay separate and restrict underground water bodies at different depths, in different areas. These areas are called aquifers.
Bore water is suitable for domestic non-potable uses such as toilet flushing, car and clothes washing as well as wetting of grass, gardens and even crops. Bore water is a terrific way of decreasing your municipal water usage from a tap – limiting that use to cooking, drinking and bathing.
Boreholes that are only metres apart can have completely different water levels and delivery capabilities. But, if you and your neighbor are pumping from the same aquifer, over pumping your hole could cause their hole to dry up.
How much electricity does a borehole pump use? This depends on the scale of the submersible pump installed but typically a small pump for normal use, e.g. less than 20m3/day abstraction will be very cheap to run. There’s no risk of disruption from maintenance or burst pipes – simply high quality, consistent water that’s filtered and safe to use. Once the initial investment of a water borehole is paid off, you’re left with a supply of free water with nothing but maintenance costs to pay.