Many people find an old, non-functioning borehole on their property when moving to a new home and they never know just how lucky they are until faced with drought and water restrictions. The current water situation in South Africa is bleak and getting even worse, especially in Cape Town. With rainy season still a few months away, people are urged to do all they possibly can to save the little water they have at their disposal.
Installing a borehole is classified as a long-term investment and therefore not exactly cheap. Thus, when you are granted with a borehole, even if not in a working condition, you can thank your lucky stars. You are halfway there to having a free water source. The old borehole will have to be assessed to see if it still produces water. After which it would need to be properly cleaned and repaired to develop the borehole yield.
All spring and the majority bottled water come from the ground, even though both spring and bottled water resources pump water from boreholes. 64% of South Africans live on groundwater. If you intend to drink from this water source, it is always advisable to have it evaluated at a water lab to make 100% satisfied that it is fit for ingestion. That is to make sure that the water you consume would cause no threat to your health.
Find a professional to do borehole repairs
It is vital to not try and repair the borehole yourself and risk the water of becoming contaminated. Instead, hire a professional borehole contractor such as Enviro Boreholes to do the borehole repairs for you.
Enviro Boreholes is a leading borehole contractor in their industry with more than 1000 borehole installations under their belt and over 10 years’ experience. Their staff is highly trained and well informed and it comes to no surprise that their service is world class. They take pride in their nearly 100% customer satisfaction.
Offering services such as borehole siting, borehole drilling, yield testing, pump installations and quality testing, they know the business inside out and your borehole repairs will be no challenge to them whatsoever.
If you are one of the lucky ones to have a borehole on your property, why not get in touch with Enviro Boreholes for borehole repairs. Nothing beats having your own water source and never having to pay for water ever again!
Domestic boreholes have become a popular eco-friendly water source solution in recent years and are predicted to keep on growing as drought affects many parts of South Africa.
Boreholes is a great way to access natural groundwater and while installing a borehole might set you back a few thousand rands, there are many long-term advantages in getting your own private water supply straight from the ground. Before you can use it for drinking purposes though, ýou'll need to perform some tests to make sure it's safe for consumption.
Why Test Your Water?
While many people assume groundwater are pure and clean, nearly all water contains bacteria, even when far away from pollution. Since groundwater comes in contact with air and soil, it consists of dissolved minerals, microbes and organic compounds, making it unsafe to ingest.
When contaminant levels are unusually high, your water might smell or taste bad and will negatively affect your health as well as specific household routines such as staining of laundry. But not all harmful contaminants in water are apparent and may not cause health problems for years. Thus, the only way to ensure your water is safe for consumption is to install a borehole water purification system and have it tested on a regular basis.
To be considered safe for drinking, the water quality must comply with private borehole regulations currently in place by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. A simple SANS-241 test can be performed at any lab, and once results are back, Enviro Boreholes can recommend the suitable equipment for treating your borehole water.
Installing a borehole and maintaining borehole water purification systems, are no cheap exercise, and this is not the time to focus on price either. It will cost you more in the long run if you don't use professionals for the job. Contact Enviro Boreholes for all your borehole water purification needs today.