It is crucial to service and maintain your borehole and pump frequently to have the best return on investment as well as your own private source of running water year-round. By following these easy steps, you can protect your system and water source.
If you are considering becoming self-sufficient, have a look at the considerations below to find out if you too could benefit from installing a borehole on your property.
1. Always use a professional
Whether you are investing in a borehole or maintaining an existing one, it is vital to use an expert in the field. Never attempt to service your own borehole as you will risk contaminating your water source. At Enviro Boreholes, we have ten years’ experience and have drilled over 1000 boreholes in the domestic, commercial and agricultural fields.
2. Don't store or mix chemicals near your borehole
Hazardous chemicals like paint, pesticides and fertilizer can contaminate your water source. A simple spill could quickly leak into the well. Don't ever pour pesticides. Also, make sure you check the borehole cover regularly and be careful when working or mowing around the borehole to avoid damage to the casing.
3. Sanitize your borehole
Anytime repairs are done, your borehole should be sanitized. It's also advised to re-test your water pH-balance to make sure the issue has been fixed.
4. Protect your borehole with a tight-fitting head cap
To protect your borehole, you should ensure it is sealed properly. If not sealed properly with a tight-fitting head cap, it will be easy for undesirables like insects and mice to enter the borehole or holding tank.
Unfortunately, the quality of your water resource can be affected over time, and it is essential to monitor your water quality frequently against bacterial contamination. A simple SANS-241 test should be done at least once per year. It is recommended to seal abandoned boreholes since they can contaminate your groundwater source.
For more information or advice about borehole maintenance or installation, get in contact with Enviro Boreholes today.