Borehole Drilling | Irrigation Alternatives

Mar 30, 2023

Borehole Drilling: A Smart Solution for Sustainable Irrigation

Water is a precious resource. It forms the basis of all life and is essential for the survival of all living organisms (including us). Borehole drilling offers an efficient and cost-effective way to access this valuable resource by tapping into underground reserves or aquifers, especially during times when water may be in limited supply above ground. This could be during droughts, water restrictions, or other water supply issues unrelated to these two factors.

In the article below, we will focus on the use of borehole drilling in irrigation and will provide some information on why it is essential to choose the right service provider to get it done.


The Use of Borehole Drilling in Irrigation

Irrigation is one of the primary uses of a borehole. Watering plants and crops is important for their survival and can help them grow better and increase their yield – both in agricultural settings like farms and more residential or domestic settings like home vegetable gardens. Neglecting to water your plants will cause them to wither and die, or it may lead to more water being used in the future in an attempt to revive and revitalise them. During times of drought or municipal water scarcity, a borehole can provide much-needed relief to farmers and home gardeners.

When using a borehole for irrigation, it is important to do so smartly. Boreholes are not infinite sources of water and can dry up if used excessively and irresponsibly. It is a good idea to still follow basic water use guidelines, such as only watering during certain times of the day (early morning between 6AM and 10AM, or late afternoon between 4PM and 6PM) or only a few times a week. This will allow you to maximise the use you get out of the aquifer your borehole is tapped into and will help it last much longer – until it is replenished or until it is time for a new hole to be drilled several years down the line.

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Choosing a Borehole Drilling Service Provider

When you have decided that you want to install a borehole on your property for irrigation purposes, it is important to choose the right service provider for the job. Borehole drilling can be a delicate process, as you are essentially making a big hole in the ground to access untapped water sources. Drilling in the wrong spot or using the incorrect equipment can be disastrous and may cause unnecessary damage to your property, but it can also taint an aquifer and render it useless.

We at Inyati Group have the expertise and the equipment to handle nearly any job. Our team of qualified professionals will conduct geophysical surveys and site inspections before any of our equipment ever enters your property. Only once we are happy with the survey results will we commence drilling. We also have extensive knowledge on the bylaws and regulations on boreholes in various regions, making us one of the better equipped borehole service providers out there.

Contact us for more information about borehole drilling and to learn more about how you can benefit from this service.


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