Water Borehole Drilling Procedure and all you need to know about it 


Drilling a borehole in your home or farm is a great way to cut costs and ensure that you have a consistent water supply for everyday use. Underground water has a significant percentage of minerals that are good for us, and it is also chemical-free. The process of identifying where to drill the borehole is dependent on an assortment of gear, including gamma tools that use ray logging to determine the amount of gamma radiation in the rock and sediment found in your locale. 

The first step that you must take to ensure that you get the desired results is contracting a company in this realm that has a solid reputation and a decent number of years of experience. The overall cost of the undertaking should be affordable and not take so much from your pocket. Ask for a quotation from different companies to be able to pick the best with competitive rates. 

Once you have settled on the drilling company to use, it is time for the work to be done. If you are supervising the work yourself here are some of the steps that will be included from the beginning to the end of the undertaking:

  1. Siting the borehole by a professional 

A hydro-geologist must be part of the team that works on your project. The role of the geologist is to identify where the water is and the best drilling methods that will get the team to it. The geophysical properties of the area will guide the people drilling the borehole on how best to go about it. A hydro-geologist ensures that naturally occurring deathtraps are avoided as well as human-made infrastructures such as pipelines and cables. 

  1. Drilling 

Once the hydro-geologist gives the blueprint of the area and identifies the best location for the borehole, the drilling begins. The geological report suggests the depth that the 8’’ diameter hole is sunk. Six-inch diameter casings are then installed in the drilled hole, and the annular is filled with grit. 

The amount taken to drill the hole relies heavily on the depth that has to be drilled. The standard time that most boreholes take is one or two days, but exceptional circumstances may cause yours to take longer. 

After the desired depth has been achieved, the tube is reinforced using different mechanisms to ensure that it stays in place and serves you for an extended period.  

  1. Measuring the yield

An aquifer test is done to determine the amount of water that the drilled borehole will provide. Various variables are used to determine this, and if need be, measures can be taken to ensure that the drilling yields the maximum amount of water needed. 

  1. Pumping mechanism and piping installation 

The three steps above are sealed with the pumping and piping phases. There must be a way to pump and transport the water to get it to the house or garden for use. The purpose of the drilled borehole will determine the kind of plumbing to be laid down. 

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