Will I Save Money By Installing A Borehole With Enviro Boreholes?

Installing a borehole is quickly becoming a viable approach to obtain cheaper water for many people with rising utility costs and water bills. Boreholes can generate a fast investment payback, frequently lowering costs by up to 80% of a metered mains supply, all depending on water usage, of course.

Household Water Use

Properties larger than 500m2 with piped water, typically use up to 46% of their water consumption on irrigation. Making use of municipal water for garden irrigation is rather a waste of drinkable water. By using groundwater for irrigation, people could easily reduce their water bills, while lowering the demand on the municipal water supply. Municipalities use tariff rates that rise in proportion to consumption. This has a tremendous effect on the water bill every the month.

Considering the price of fitting and maintaining a borehole, would be the probable saving in water be worthwhile? To answer that question, let's review the expenses involved in installing and maintaining a borehole in a standard residential home.

Below are the main expenditures linked to installing a borehole:

  • Costs to determine if and where to locate a borehole.
  • Borehole construction cost for:
  • Moving of equipment to the site and back
  • Drilling - charged per-hour or per meter
  • Casing entailing supply and installation of durable casing and screen, gravel pack, hygienic seal
  • Development regarding cleanup of the borehole following construction
  • Pumping test expense for post-construction evaluation of borehole and aquifer effectiveness
  • Hydro chemical analysis - water quality tests for a designated use
  • Installation of a pump and drinkable water storage tank and reticulation system
  • Routine maintenance costs for yearly inspections of the pumping equipment, pipework and repair costs in case there are any failures
  • Electricity fees for operating the pump whenever it is turned on

The average cost of a borehole in South Africa is anything from R60 000 to R90 000.

Below are the main expenditures linked to installing a borehole:

Even though there is a capital layout initially, it is obvious that by using borehole water for irrigating gardens can be a cost-efficient and worthwhile replacement for municipal water. A well-maintained borehole can also be a cost-effective, self-sufficient asset. Despite the fact that preliminary expenses of drilling and equipping may be large, you will find long-term financial benefits to groundwater, especially the fact that borehole water is not nearly as expensive municipal water.

Roelf Burger - Managing Director


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