Borehole Drilling

Borehole Drilling for Domestic Water Supply

 

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Domestic water supply refers to the use of groundwater for household purposes. This is a costly process that if not done correctly and by reputable professionals can end up being a giant money pit.

 

Key elements to successfully drilling a viable borehole are as follows:

1. Due diligence with the drill point surveying - We make use of a number of techniques including traditional "stokkie wys". By combining the use of satellite imagery, magnetometer traverse lines, geological maps and the traditional method we increase the potential for success ten fold.

2. Accurate drill set up and drill tempo - Simply pin pointing a potential drill site is not enough to guarantee a successful borehole. It is crucial that the drill rig operator has enough experience and knowledge to set up the drill rig properly and to maintain the correct penetration rate. This will ensure a stable and straight borehole which again vastly increases the potential for a successful borehole.

3. Proper borehole construction - There is an industry standard when constructing a borehole. However in some cases the geology and amount of water creates variables that influences the construction and stability of the borehole. It is key that a drilling supervisor or consultant be onsite to ensure that the borehole construction is done safely and correctly. Casing installation, perforation and depth can all influence the success rate