Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 methods in assisting customers with determining a drill location, first there is the traditional diviner and second is the geohydrology approach with technology. The aim is to find the breaks running in a North-South and East-West direction and centering where both cross

Water quality in Gauteng and Pretoria region is quite good. there are exeption areas where water can only be used for garden, but mostly through correct filtration methods water can reach the home in a “Potable” format.
The drilling process is standard to the Borehole Water Associations guidelines. We deploy dustless drilling in rock, granite, quartz, ouklip and other rocky areas. In certain areas there is clay and soft substrates needing specialised drilling. Both drilling methods produce an element of rubble.
The borehole project costs are split into 3 main categories
  1. Borehole Drilling
  2. Infrastructure development
  3. Installation of Tanks, pumps, Filtration
Depending on your requirement, boreholes for Garden only can be between R 70 000.00 – R 85 000.00 and for complete off Grid Solutions from R 100 000.00 – R 150 000.00 (residential only, commercial will be assessed and priced)
Borehole drilling has a risk element to it. Currently we run at a 98% strike rate in having a working borehole with enough water to enable a water strategy. Should the borehole not yield enough water to enable a water strategy, the responsibility lies with the client and only the cost of drilling will apply. We will also accommodate a drill discount to assist our clients.
A borehole project from start of the drill day to completion takes approximately 5 weeks. This is primarily due to
  1. We let the borehole rest for a weeks after drilling
  2. Once rested we then yield the borehole and take a water sample. This takes approximately 5-7 days from Lab.
It is highly recommended to send the water from the borehole to be tested at a SANAS lab. The results will be reviewed and determined what the water can be used for. Main areas that are tested are for heavy metals, Nitrates, Nickel, Bacteria, Corrosiveness.
We will per your request and quote either install new irrigation to the agreed specification or install to existing irrigation. Existing irrigation will have to be tested for leaks and potential replacement parts to be costed and installed.
Your irrigation connection can run direct from your borehole through a pressure switch or pressure vessel. These 2 recommended types of equipment will ensure your irrigation pipes and sprinkler heads are protected from unexpected pressures direct from the borehole pump. Boreholes below 1 500 litres and hour we recommend to a tank then into the irrigation system
When designing irrigation system we need to understand what areas will be required to irrigate and at what frequency.  This is done by doing a full site assessment and measurement to ensure correct and accurate zoning and sprinkler head types. We also measure the pressure from your water source and measure the flow to ensure effective design.
According to the South African Department of Energy, “Most areas in South Africa average more than 2 500 hours of sunshine per year, with an average solar-radiation level range of between 4.5 and 6.5kWh/m2per day.”

Solar power makes obvious sense, especially in South Africa. … Now solar is cheaper than Eskom although the initial investment is expensive and out of reach of most South Africans. To run the average SA family home a 5KW – 7KW system is required with multiple batteries for backups

According to the South African Department of Energy, “Most areas in South Africa average more than 2 500 hours of sunshine per year, with an average solar-radiation level range of between 4.5 and 6.5kWh/m2per day.” This, coupled with the solar revolution the world markets, as well as South Africa, are currently experiencing, represents a huge opportunity for the South African market to take advantage of!

Based on South Africa’s excellent radiation, you might be interested to look into solar PV. The best way to determine if solar PV is good for your business is to ask a series of a few simple questions:

  1. Are you based in an area with good irradiation (solar resource)? (If you’re in South Africa – that’s a yes!)
  2. Do you have a good quality, spacious roof or available open land near to your business?
  3. Do you use the bulk of your energy during the day?
  4. Are your reliant on diesel generators to keep your operation running during power cuts or because of lack of grid access?

If you answered “yes” to any two of the above, solar PV is definitely worth considering for your business.