Things To Know About Water Boreholes
Human beings need water for survival and improving the quality of life with several uses which include drinking, taking bath, cooking, doing laundry, taking bath and more. The first priority in every home has to be water. While there are different sources of water depending on where you live, boreholes are an attractive source because of their cost-effectiveness. The following are basic facts about boreholes.
Boreholes refer to narrow and intense shafts drilled into the ground vertically or horizontally. Below the surface of the earth, there are underground water and the intention of boreholes is to tap into these aquifers and have them available for use on the surface. Water boreholes once drilled, they are lined with a suitable screen or casing. An annulus is placed around the screen before packing with gravel or rounded inert silica sand which serve as a filter.
A seal close to the top of the borehole is also necessary to prevent potentially polluted surface water from getting into the borehole. There should also be a sealed chamber to house the well-head and a surface valve as well as a steel pump probably made from stainless steel which is submerged into the water borehole. The following factors should be put into consideration when planning to have drill a water borehole.
There is no guarantee that the first drill will be successful. There is always the possibility of dry boreholes and the contractor will expect you to pay for it. You might be lucky to get water on the first drill in which case the cost will be lower. If you want the water borehole to last for twenty years or more, ensure that you use high-quality materials and work with a competent contractor.
The drilling process can be noisy and messy and it is a good idea to talk to your neighbors before you start it so that they can be patient with you. The borehole drilling machines are heavy and large and might cause some damage to some sections of the property even when the drilling contractor has promised to be extra careful. It is therefore advisable that you remove anything of value from the area where drilling will take place and in case of damages, consider doing a complete makeover.
Find an experienced and reputable drilling contractor to increase your chances of being successful and getting a long-lasting borehole. Without compromising on the integrity of the water borehole to be drilled, find the most affordable drilling contractor whose rates fall within your budget.