BOREHOLE DRILLING

With water charges rising, households, businesses and industries are facing an ongoing hike in water costs.

For people whose livelihoods depend on an affordable water supply, it’s just a hike too much, but Water Pump Group offers a worthwhile alternative – bring underground water to the surface.

Many people with access to the main supply are worried about the impact on health of water additives, such as fluoride and chlorine, and prefer to use borehole water that is not processed for public supply.

Water Pump Group is environmentally sensitive and we are constantly upgrading resources and working practices to enable us to operate with minimal environmental impact in sensitive locations. During drilling operations, we take precautions to ensure that the underground store of water does not become polluted.

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BOREHOLE DRILLING in Nairobi
BOREHOLE DRILLING in Nairobi

Borehole Drilling
After the water survey has taken place, the borehole drilling can proceed at the identified spot.

Once the borehole drilling commences, communication with the client is clear and persists at all time. This way the client is updated in terms of the depth of drilling, costs involved and general geological findings.

Equipping of the borehole
Upon completion of the borehole, the pump installation can be planned.
General factors influencing the size of the pump to be installed will be the following:

  • The clients’ water demand.
  • The depth of the hole.
  • Actual water yield of the borehole

Depending on the geological formation, there should be a borehole rest period before the pump can be installed. The drilling contractor will advise the client accordingly.

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Borehole Repairs in Kenya 
Borehole Repairs in Kenya 

Our sales and marketing consultants are professional and willing to explain the cost of the borehole and break the cost down to enable you to understand the final quote, our prices are highly competitive in the market. Our team is well qualified in executing the job with diligence and in a timely manner. We strive to ensure we exceed your expectations and leave you with quality that you and your family can depend on for generations to come.

The Procedure of Water Drilling

1.Geological Survey

A Geological survey accesses the geographical landscape and composition of your ground and ascertains the location and depth at which the water drilling should take place.

2.Drilling Equipment Mobilization

Mobilization of the Drilling Equipment Once payment has been settled, our drilling equipment is mobilized from our operations site to the drilling site.

3.Drilling and Installation

Upon reaching the site, our rig locates the area identified by the hydrogeologist as suitable for drilling. The machine uses a bit and a hammer to penetrate the ground and rods which further push the head of the drill towards the ground.

The penetration continues until the drill reaches the required depth. The drill usually passes through a water-bearing formation as it is drilling. A casing of the borehole is usually done after the required depth is reached.

4.Testing

This stage is crucial as it conducts a chemical analysis of the water to determine is suitability for use. This is usually a 24-hour process.

5.Securing the borehole

Top Slabs are inserted and a cap is usually put on the borehole

6.Water Collection

As per the client requests, we can also put up steel/plastic tanks and a water tower along with the required piping.