A common question that we are asked is “How much does a borehole cost?” While this might seem like a straightforward question to ask, the answer certainly isn’t. It is the equivalent of asking how much a car costs.

    The answer is dependent on various factors. What kind of car do you need? What do you want to use the car for? There isn’t a blanket price for a car, and likewise there isn’t one for a borehole either.

    The cost of a borehole is largely dependent on its depth and the amount of casing to be used. The type of rock that we have to rill through also influences the price, as does the actual ground conditions.

    While most people expect the easiest drilling to be into soft and loose geologies, the opposite is generally true. A great difficulty of the drilling process is to keep the borehole open during the process, which is made more difficult when the hole is collapsing in on itself because of unstable and loose ground.

    We itemise all our quotes, however, in a logical manner that makes them easy to understand, so that the customer is aware of the costs at every stage of the project. A breakdown of the quote is detailed below for your reference



  1. How much does it cost for you to drill water bore hole of around 160mts in kilimambogo area(Ol Donyo sabuk),matungulu north constituency in machakos county?
    If possible, kindly sent your quotation to my email so as to enable my to prepare in advance since this is a long term project.
    Thank you .

  2. I would like to drill water in lodwar around 80 .depth how much can I charge for this

    1. Thank you for your interest in our services

      Borehole drilling is a process that begins with the Hydro-geological survey and Environmental Impact Assessment, by professionals accredited to Water Resources Authority ( WRA) and NEMA respectively for the purpose of Authorization to drill.

      The former process also provides us with an estimated drilling depth which forms the bases of the Costing, as the total cost is dependent on the final depth.

      For budgetary purposes however;
      The Hydro-geological survey will cost Ksh 50,000 plus Ksh 7000 for the Authorisation to drill permit from WRA application and subsequently Ksh 40,000 for NEMA. The actual drilling will cost at an average of Ksh 6500 per metre as the cost of steel have gone up

      From experience, depths will range approximately 150-200 metres in your location(meaning drilling alone will average 1-1.3Million), A hydro-geological survey is thus paramount for us to have acloser estimate of the depth. This can be undertaken as soon as you are ready.

      NOTE You will finally need an electric(Three phase) pump whose cost will only be determined after the drilling and testing the yield capacity of your borehole though Ksh 450,000 is a good estimate

      We hope this gives you an insight of the process and the requirements, including cost estimates.

      We will undertake all the applications and follow up the issuance of the licenses after you commit us for the drilling work upon receipt of our quotation.

      Revert to us for any clarification and/or more information on the same.


      Technical Team Leader

      Visions plaza, Mombasa road

      Mobile: +254 722740522


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