Deep and Shallow (The Fact about dilling)
For some people, the decision to invest in a water borehole is a simple one; others are daunted by the unfamiliar process. When you approach us for borehole drilling on your property, there are a few aspects to keep in mind and considerations to make. But don’t worry, we’ll be with you every step of the way to help you make informed decisions throughout the exciting process.
In an effort to help you overcome the element of unfamiliarity, and thereby help our country overcome water scarcity by making it easier for you to come to a decision to implement your own domestic water borehole this year, WATERSTORM® is proud to help you better understand water borehole drilling. So what are the steps in drilling a borehole? We’ll explain everything below:
Step 1 - Hydro-geological Survey (Ground Water Investigation):
The very first thing that needs to be determined is where the water is, and how we’re going to get to it, at what depth.
That is why we employ hydro-geologists who make use of a variety of investigation methods to assess the geophysical properties of the underlying area. These are the guys that help us ensure we’re not drilling into natural hazards (such as faults or fractures) or manmade infrastructure (pipelines, cables, phone lines, etc).
Step 2 - Drilling and Construction:
Once the hydro-geologists have helped us prep a path for borehole drilling, we follow through and construct the borehole.
It’s not as easy as Moses and the rock, unfortunately, and, contrary to popular belief, an endless supply of water won’t just surge to the surface following the drilling of the borehole; there are still steps to follow and processes to be completed.
Once the borehole has been drilled the necessary unstable lengths of the borehole are cased in an effort to reinforce the ‘tube’.
Step 3 - Determining the yield of the borehole (Pumping Test):
In order to most accurately gauge the yield of a domestic water borehole an aquifer test is performed.
This 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 - Pumping and piping the borehole (Recommended Pump):
The kind of pumping system and piping installed in your new domestic, industrial or commercial water borehole will largely depend on the intended use of the borehole water.
For more information, or to make an appointment to start the process, feel free to contact us via the particulars provided on our Contact page.