The BDS team hit water at 51m. Another successful borehole in the Helderberg area.
The Borehole Drilling team completed another successful borehole in Pearl Marina, Somerset West. The borehole was completed at a depth of 33m and had excellent yield.
We now offer well point installations!
Our current special is R12,000 ex VAT for a fully cased 10m hole (cased to 10m with Class 9 PVC Casing). We use a more advance method of casing. With traditional steel casing method, iron deposits and rust can make water brown or reddish in colour and this can stain walls and plants in your garden, PVC casing has a much longer lifespan and there is no rusting therefore no staining.
We can also drill through rock and granite with our rig which makes us different to other well point drilling machines as these can only drill through softer ground.
Contact us today to take advantage of this special. We will give you professional advice using our geological software to establish what the area's ground lithology and soil deposits are. From here we can advise if it is viable to drill at your property.
Contact us for a free assessment and quote.
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Our sister company, Exsolar Solar Solutions, and we as Borehole Drilling Solutions, has been a proud sponsor of the school since its inception. We are thrilled that we were able to assist the school with the installation of a borehole in order to maintain their school grounds and ensure the kids have a place to play sports and extramural activities. We look forward to supporting this fine institution for many years to come.
Our most recent drill site was the beautiful Croydon Olive and Wine Estate in the Macassar region. We reached a strong water flow at just 10m and continued to drill successfully until 30m with a yield or 6000l per hour. Have a look at the great video showing the water eruption in slow motion.
We now offer well point installations. Our current special is R12,000 incl VAT for a fully cased 12m hole. We can drill through rock and granite with our rig. Contact us today to take advantage of this special. 021 851 1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
According to sanews.gov.za the city of cape town has approved the implementation of tougher water restrictions on the use of potable water for non-essential use. As from 1 february 2017, the city will implement level 3b restrictions. City’s mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services, and energy, xanthea limberg, said the restrictions are due to severe drought that is being experienced and repeated failure to reach the intended water savings target of 800 million litres of collective water use per day. Limberg said that as at 23 january 2017, the average consumption was 80 million litres above the target, and dam levels had dropped to 40.4%. “it must be borne in mind that it is very difficult to extract the remaining 10% of a dam’s capacity. The city must therefore urgently further intensify the current restriction measures by introducing level 3b restrictions,” said limberg. She said the approval of 3b fine schedule by the magistrates’ court is expected to be in place shortly. A higher amount for spot fines of r5 000 has been proposed as part of the fine schedule. Level 3 watering or irrigation (with drinking water from municipal supply) of gardens, lawns, flower beds and other plants, vegetable gardens, sports fields, parks and other open spaces is allowed, only if using a bucket or watering can. No use of hosepipes or automatic sprinkler systems is allowed. Watering times are not restricted, however, residents are urged to limit their watering to the mornings and evenings. No watering or irrigation is allowed within 24 hours of rainfall that provides adequate saturation. Facilities or customers making use of boreholes, treated effluent water, spring water or well-points are not exempt. Washing (using potable water) of vehicles and boats only is allowed if using a bucket. Level 3b watering/irrigation (with municipal drinking water) of flower beds, lawns, vegetables and other plants, sports fields, parks and other open spaces is allowed only on tuesdays and saturdays before 9am or after 6pm for a maximum of one hour per day per property, and only if using a bucket or watering can. No use of hosepipes or any sprinkler systems allowed and no watering/irrigation is allowed within 48 hours of rainfall that provides adequate saturation. Facilities/customers making use of boreholes, treated effluent water, spring water or well-points are not exempt. No washing of vehicles or boats using municipal drinking water is allowed at residential/business/industrial properties. Vehicles and boats must be washed with non-potable water or washed at a commercial carwash. Furthermore, no irrigation using potable water will be permitted at city’s facilities and no increase of the indigent water allocation over and above the free 350 litres a day will be granted, unless through prior application and permission. Limberg said that exemptions granted under level 3 are being reviewed with the possibility of being revoked, with the option for reapplication. “current water users with exemptions under level 3 must adhere to level 3b irrigation days and times. Regular enforcement blitzes will remain in place and we are also getting ready to target the highest 20 000 water users in the metro. “we will imminently advise them of punitive measures that might be taken, such as fines for transgressions or the installation of water restriction devices if they do not reduce their usage by 20%,” limberg said. For queries or to report contraventions, residents can contact the city via email email@example.com. Evidence should be provided to assist the city’s enforcement efforts.
Sources: sanews.gov.za and cbn.co.za
CAPE TOWN – Residents in one of the biggest water-guzzling areas in Cape Town say not enough people are doing their part to save water.
The City of Cape Town has identified close to 20,000 households that use more than 1, 500 litres of water per day.
The areas with the highest consumption rates include Constantia, Somerset West and Kraaifontein.
It's not uncommon to find informal car washes, operated from someone's home, on different corners in the main roads in Wallacedene and Bloekombos, two townships in Kraaifontein.
The City of Cape Town has approved level 3-B water restrictions in an effort to conserve water, which means people are not allowed to use hosepipes to wash cars.
Locals say saving water is not a high priority with many Kraaifontein residents.
The municipality says households with higher than average water consumption levels face hefty fines.
Meanwhile, in Gauteng Parktown residents say a water metre has been leaking for over three days
Residents say they have not received any assistance from the City of Johannesburg after numerous calls were made.
They say they are more concerned about the thousands of consumable litres of water going to waste
The City's Anthony still says it shouldn't take long to fix any spillage- and they will try get to the bottom of the matter.
Source: EWN - Monique Mortlock & Pelane Phakgadi
This beautiful yet shocking video of Theewaterskloof Dam, shows just how bad the drought in the Western Cape is.
Simone Smith is the Marketing Manager of Borehole Drilling Solutions and ExSolar Solar Solutions.