How much does it cost to drill a borehole?


How much does it cost to drill a borehole?

The average drilling cost is around R 600 a metre, according to the Borehole Water Association of Southern Africa (BWA). Once drilling is done and groundwater has been found, there’s another outlay for installing a pump – about R25 000 to R30 000 – and then about R 12 000 for the laboratory water tests.

Can I drill my own borehole?

The short answer to this question is: no! The water borehole drilling process presents a number of challenges that an unqualified person simply cannot resolve alone.

How does borehole drilling work?

Water borehole drilling is a form of water well drilling. Essentially, it involves drilling a hole deep into the ground to access the water below. Installing steel casing and a borehole pumping system then enables you to extract natural water directly from the ground.

How deep can a borehole go?

about 100 feet to 500 feet deep
Drilling a borehole for household use will usually range from about 100 feet to 500 feet deep, but when drilling a new borehole for your home or business, the depth of the well depends on the geology and underground water levels of the area.

Do you need a licence for a borehole?

If you wish to abstract water from an underground source, such as a well or borehole, you will usually require a groundwater investigation consent to construct and then carry out a pumping test before you can apply for an abstraction licence.

How much electricity does a borehole use?

How much electricity does a borehole pump use? This depends on the scale of the submersible pump installed but typically a small pump for normal use, e.g. less than 20m3/day abstraction will be very cheap to run.

How deep can you drill a borehole?

How many days does it take to drill a borehole?

On-site work can span 10-15 days: drilling is 3 or 4 days, and then pipe work and cables need to be installed, the submersible pump placed in the borehole and tested, pumping to clear the supply. Water is then sent to the laboratory to verify purity. This is likely to take two to three weeks in all.

Do I need a license for a borehole?

Do I need a licence to drill a borehole?

Landowners have a right to access any water beneath their ground. This means there is no need to acquire planning permission to drill a water borehole, thus making it easy for a developer to install a borehole during a property build process.

Can I drink my bore water?

Bore water may be contaminated and unsafe to use. It should never be used for drinking, cooking, watering edible plants or filling up swimming pools unless it has been tested by a specialist laboratory.

How do you drill a borehole?

Drill tiny holes in PVC pipe

  • Put a cap on the bottom of the PVC pipe to reduce sediment
  • Add a foot valve so water can come up but not go back down
  • Put PVC pipe in the hole
  • Use pea gravel to fill in some of the holes
  • Pack dirt in around the pipe (in the same order you took it out)
  • What equipment is used for drilling?

    Mud tank

  • Shale shakers
  • Suction line (mud pump)
  • Mud pump
  • Motor or power source
  • hose
  • Drawworks
  • Standpipe
  • Kelly hose
  • Goose-neck
  • What is the borehole drilling process?

    Process of Drilling Overview of t he Drilling Process A borehole is drilled by rotating a bit at the end of a drill pipe. Borehole cuttings are removed by continuous circulation of a drilling fluid as the bit penetrates the formation. The drill pipe is connected to the drill engine. Drilling fluid is pumped down through the hollow drill pipe using

    What is the role of drilling mud in borehole stabilization?

    The Role of Clay in Water. The clay present in water performs an important function which is described below.

  • Methods of ‘Circulation’ of Drilling Mud. The drilling mud plays an additional role which is keeping the cuttings from the bore hole in suspension as the boring work progresses.
  • Written by. Geotechnical-Material Engineer.