GROUNDWATER

The importance of borehole maintenance

If you are using boreholes as a source of groundwater, then correct maintenance of them is fundamental to the ongoing supply of clean water. Debbie Darling takes a look at what maintenance is necessary and why it needs to be done.

 Neglect can cause untold expensive damage to boreholes, and the water pumps that service them (Image: Igne)

Neglect can cause untold expensive damage to boreholes, and the water pumps that service them (Image: Igne)

A borehole is the generalised term for any narrow shaft drilled into the ground, either vertically or horizontally. They are constructed for several reasons, including the extraction of water, oil and...

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