Possibly. In The Republic of Kenya, it is a general requirement to acquire a permit before having a borehole drilled at your place.
Most private boreholes are drilled in less than one day, depending on the depth, rock formation, and providing there are no unforeseen events
Unused boreholes can be a safety hazard and can act as a conduit for groundwater contamination. They should be properly abandoned; normally, cement or bentonite chips are used to seal the borehole. If you have further questions about abandoning an old borehole, give us a call.
It is recommended that you test your water at least once a year – and more frequent testing is recommended for shallow boreholes or in areas where agricultural or lawn care chemicals are used. Give Volcon Agencies a call for further information.
There is really no person or group that regulates borehole water testing – it is usually left up to the borehole owner to test their water. For this reason, especially, borehole water is not tested as frequently as city water – most homeowners do not think of borehole maintenance very often.But, isn't borehole water better than "city" water? Although many people believe borehole water tastes and smells better, the truth is that it has the potential to harbor more contaminants since it is not tested as often or as strictly as the water in municipal water supplies.
  • Rusty slime on pipes
  • Cloudy, rusty or dirty water
  • Iron build up on pumps
  • Deposits of distinct white powder or limescale
  • Reduced flow of water / borehole yield
  • Clogging of perforated / slotted casing over time with sediment or mineral deposits
  • Clogging of fissures, pore spaces and crack in the natural aquifer from sediment or mineral deposit
  • In some boreholes or boreholes which may have been badly constructed the borehole may have collapsed
  • The aim of any borehole rehabilitation project is to reclaim existing boreholes as opposed to simply abandoning them to drill a new one.
  • This is often the most economic choice as there’s a cost involved of finding a new location, drilling and testing as borehole as the logistics of powering a pump and getting water to its required point of use.
  • It’s worth remembering that a borehole was put in a particular spot for a good hydrogeological and pragmatic reason and in a lot of cases it makes much more sense to try rehabilitating a borehole than to drill a new one.
  • Not only that, regular maintenance or remediation can improve the original yield and drawdown conditions as borehole as making the borehole more energy efficient especially with the additional introduction of modern technologies.

Borehole rehabilitation is typically done using either:

  1. Chemical techniques i.e. using various types of chemical to dissolve the encrusting materials so they can be removed from the borehole.
  2. Physical techniques such as high pressure jetting to displace anything clogging the borehole.

If borehole rehabilitation is a success you can save money, restore lost capacity, increase the life expectancy of the pump, improve overall water quality, and extend the life expectancy of the borehole.