Borehole Drilling | Clean Drinking Water

Jun 2, 2023

The Benefits of Borehole Drilling for Residential Properties

Borehole drilling is a game changer when it comes to providing reliable and sustainable water access to residential properties. The demand for clean and uncontaminated water is always on the rise and can sometimes even skyrocket in the wake of severe tragedies like the recent cholera outbreak in Pretoria.

Boreholes represent an alternative source of potable water that is not connected to the municipal water supply (which may sometimes be contaminated with harmful substances) or nearby large bodies of water that teem with bacteria and other dangerous substances.

In the article below, we will discuss the importance of clean water, in addition to giving a short overview of the benefits of borehole drilling and the maintenance considerations of owning one.

Clean Water: A Benefit of Borehole Drilling

Humans, just like animals and plants, need water to survive. We need it to carry out basic hygiene practices and to help us manage waste, but its most important function is to sustain our vital bodily functions and to keep us healthy. Without a source of clean water, we would get very sick and even risk dying. That is not to say that boreholes are the only source of clean water, but it does illustrate the usefulness of having access to a water source that is not directly connected to other (potentially contaminated) water sources. Boreholes can still become contaminated, but we address this aspect later in the article.

Plants also benefit from clean water, which means that access to uncontaminated water sources is vital for their growth and overall health. Just as humans require water for hydration and various bodily functions, plants rely on water to perform essential processes such as photosynthesis, nutrient uptake, and transpiration. Clean water ensures that plants receive the necessary hydration and nutrients without the risk of harmful substances hindering their development. Contaminated water can introduce pollutants, toxins, or pathogens that may negatively impact plant growth, yield, and overall productivity. Therefore, maintaining a clean water supply is crucial not only for human well-being but also for fostering thriving ecosystems and sustainable agriculture.

The Other Advantages of Borehole Drillingborehole drilling

Boreholes yield more benefits than simply providing a clean source of water. Here are a few more benefits of having a borehole in your backyard:

  • You save money on your water bill.
  • You will have access to water in emergency situations (like droughts).
  • It allows more regular garden irrigation.
  • It is more sustainable in the long term.
  • It increases the value of your property.

Maintenance Considerations

While having access to a source of fresh and clean water (that is not reliant on municipal water supplies) is a major benefit, there are a few things to take into consideration. These are not necessarily disadvantages or “cons”, but they do play a role in the longevity of your borehole.

Boreholes require regular testing and long-term maintenance to keep them in working condition and to ensure that the aquifer tapped into by the borehole is safe for consumption. Reliability plays a major role in borehole usage, so proper maintenance is crucial. Maintenance is best left to the professionals, which means you should contact us at Inyati if you require such a service or if you wish to have a new borehole installed on your property.

 

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