Are You Ready To Drill A Borehole In Zimbabwe - Here Is What You Should Know!

Possessing your water supply might be a pleasant bonus. You will not be paying a public water bill, and your borehole may be tax-deductible in some circumstances. 

Several people prefer borehole water or well water because they think it is healthier than municipally managed water. It can be an excellent choice for your health and wellbeing because there are fewer pollutants in the water. 

Drilling and owning a borehole is an investment that should last you at least 10 to 15 years and cost you very little money in the long run, assuming you do it all right at the start! So, before you start drilling a borehole, be sure you know what you are doing and what to anticipate. 

Whenever you plan to drill a borehole with the top borehole drilling companies, there are a few things you should know.

  • Step One: Determine Whether or Not There Is Any Nearby Groundwater.
Check to see if your neighbourhood has any boreholes by asking your neighbours if they have one, how much groundwater is produced and the borehole depth if they have water. Although some low-yield wells will provide adequate water for daily personal use, you may not have enough to irrigate your lawn or fill a pool. In this case, hire a hydrogeologist to locate the best spot for drilling the borehole. 

Consult your neighbours and a contractor to determine the amount of borehole water supply you may expect from your well.

  • Step Two: Select A Reputable Borehole Driller in Zimbabwe.
Examine whether a borehole driller keeps documents of their work, such as a driller’s log, a construction certificate, an electrical clearance certificate, a yield test certificate, pump details, and commissioning data. You should also inspect the equipment that your driller is using. Make certain that the engineer you hire is licensed. 
Are You Ready To Drill A Borehole In Zimbabwe - Here Is What You Should Know!
Are You Ready To Drill A Borehole In Zimbabwe - Here Is What You Should Know!
They have the necessary training and experience to complete the task successfully. A licenced borehole driller or engineer should make sure there are no hidden electrical lines, sewage, or water pipes in which the drilling will occur. When selling a home, keep in mind that a borehole is a significant financial investment.

  • Step Three: You Will Have To Perform Water Testing.
You won’t know how good your borehole water is until you put it to the test. To collect a sample for testing, you’ll need to get below the surface of the water. Water testing is usually straightforward and inexpensive. Many cities provide free testing kits and lab findings. To receive the purest water, you should make a comparison of your neighbour’s well water to your own. Your borehole water may contain various contaminants (rainwater, fertilizers, pesticides, and natural contaminants such as debris, etc.) depending on how the land around the well is treated, signalling the need to safeguard your well and water.

  • Step Four: Are Boreholes Authorized In Your City?
Before you start digging, do some research. Do you live in a city where water wells are regulated? Make sure your well complies with city safety requirements and other restrictions, such as: 
  1. Borehole depth; how high should the borehole be to reach the healthiest water?
  2. What is the maximum width that it can be?
  3. How far away from structures does it have to be?
  4. How far away from sewer lines does it have to be to keep the water healthy?
  5. What building elements are required to achieve safety standards?
  6. Is a license needed?

Learn the laws before you dig, and then stick to them to keep your well safe and avoid fines from your local authorities.

  • Step Five: You Will Require A Pump.
A water well is much more than a well. Except if you intend to deliver a bucket up and down the well during the day, you’ll need a pump system to access your water. Do not however forget to include everything in your well plans, from a basic hand pump at the well location to a pipe and pump system to your home. Furthermore, a pump test on the well is required to establish the wells sustained pumping capacity.

  • Step Six: Boreholes Are Expensive.
When you consider all of the factors that go into digging a well, it’s not a little undertaking. The cost of drilling and installing a well varies. Make sure you account for the entire project in your budget.

Prepare for costs such as:
  • Hiring a contractor
  • License and inspection fees
  • Drilling and protecting the well
  • Piping and pumping
  • Landscaping when the well is finished.

If done correctly, the cost of drilling your well can save you money in the long run.

However, it should not be forgotten that wells can dry up. Your water supply’s longevity is in the hands of mother nature. You can, however, assist in extending the life of your well. In this backdrop, after a borehole installation, borehole maintenance is very important. Keep a watch on the structure and the pumping system, and perform any necessary repairs.

So, do you think you are ready to start digging a well? When you are ready to start digging a well, make the appropriate connection. Find a local expert who can handle your project and bring fresh water to the surface. 

We connect engineers to projects and projects to engineers at AquAmanzi Borehole Drilling! 

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