Borehole Siting - Borehole Geological Survey in Zimbabwe

Do I Need A Geological Survey Before I Get A Borehole? At AquAmanzi Borehole Drilling we will always perform a geological survey before we begin work on a borehole. 

We consider it one of the most important parts of our process, the first step that we take before we work with any customer on a borehole or ground source heating solution. There are two reasons that we always make sure a geological survey is completed before we begin drilling a borehole:

  1. To Plan The Most Efficient Borehole: Especially when we have never been to your area before, it’s important that we know the environment we’ll be dealing with. The depth we drill to and the water yields we can expect can be predicted to a certain extent using geological maps and hydrogeology character assessments, although these are rarely definitive answers. To make sure that we drill in the best place and to the right depth, a geological survey is vital.
  2. To Alert Us To Any Issues: On rare occasions, a borehole simply is not feasible. Perhaps there are dangerous chemicals in the area, the water quality will be too poor, or the geography of the area simply does not suit the requirement. Without a survey, this would be discovered after drilling began, wasting time, money and resources.

For many of our customers, we will offer a more in-depth survey from an independent third party for an additional fee. This is generally advised when the borehole is in an area of ‘low productivity or the customer has a high water requirement that needs to be reliable and consistent. We will arrange for a far more extensive analysis using information that’s only obtainable from our industry connections, enabling us to give a clearer picture of the likely water yields and quality as well as peace of mind for our customers.

Any good quality borehole drilling company will make sure that their customers are getting the best possible end result before they start work. We are proud of every job we do at AquAmanzi Borehole Drilling, and will always do everything we can to achieve this every time.
Borehole Siting - Borehole Geological Survey in Zimbabwe
Borehole Siting - Borehole Geological Survey in Zimbabwe
If you are interested in a sustainable, cost-effective water source for your home or business, speak to the team at AquAmanzi Borehole Drilling today.

The goal of Borehole Siting is to pre-select the best possible site to drill a borehole in Zimbabwe.

This decision-making process involves a combination of hydrogeological advisors, regulatory personnel, Borehole Drilling contractors, engineers, and the property owners involved. Tools include maps, aerial photographs, well logs and other relevant file information from the area, and site inspection. 

The six potential Borehole site selection criteria are as follows:
  1. Groundwater production potential or yield.
  2. Groundwater quality, water quality.
  3. Vulnerability to known or suspected contamination or natural risks such as
  4. The regulated distance from potential contaminant sources (e.g., septic tanks; oil
  5. Potential for interference with other existing production wells, surface water flows, or
  6. Potential for interference with utilities. 
Potential drilling sites being analysed as potential Borehole sites should have some reasonable expectation of providing sufficient, potable water; meet regulatory requirements; and not pose unacceptable health or safety risks to workers or future water users. 

For public water supply Boreholes, will the location allow for a defensible wellhead protection area that does not include multiple potential pollution sources and environmentally important water uses (e.g., wetlands or springs) or areas.

AquAmanzi Borehole Drilling Is One Of Zimbabwe’s Leading Borehole Drilling Companies Specialising In Borehole Siting, Borehole Drilling and Borehole Installations.

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