April 2019

Posted on 01st January 1970 at 12:00am

How Does a Borehole Water Supply Work?

What is a borehole?

A borehole is a very narrow hole drilled down through the earth. For irrigation purposes the borehole is drilled to reach the water in an aquifer, it is a much more efficient way of reaching water than digging a well. An aquifer consists of porous rock that is filled with water. Before a borehole is drilled it is important for a survey to be done to ensure that the likelihood of finding water is worth the drilling costs.

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