You Want A Water Borehole, Now What? – Think Water Zimbabwe

For some, the decision to invest in a domestic water borehole is a simple one; others are daunted by the unfamiliar process.


In an effort to help you overcome the element of unfamiliarity, and thereby help our country save water by making it easier for you to come to a decision to implement your own domestic water borehole, Think Water Zimbabwe is proud to help you better understand water borehole drilling.

So what are the steps in drilling a borehole? We will explain everything below.

Step 1: Hydro-geologists site the borehole.

The very first thing that needs to be determined is where the water is, and how we’re going to get to it.

That’s why we employ hydro-geologists who make use of a variety of borehole drilling methods to assess the geophysical properties of the underlying area.

These are the guys that help us ensure we’re not drilling into natural hazards or man-made infrastructure (pipelines, cables, phone lines, etc).

Step 2: Drilling and Construction.

Once the hydro-geologists have helped us prep a path for borehole drilling, we follow through and construct the borehole.

It’s not as easy as Moses and the rock, unfortunately, and, contrary to popular belief, an endless supply of water won’t just surge to the surface following the drilling of the borehole; there are still steps to follow and processes to be completed.
You Want A Water Borehole, Now What? – Think Water Zimbabwe
You Want A Water Borehole, Now What? – Think Water Zimbabwe
Once the borehole has been drilled the necessary unstable lengths of the borehole are steel cased in an effort to reinforce the ‘tube’.

Step 3: Determining the yield of the borehole.

In order to most accurately gauge the yield of a domestic water borehole, an aquifer test is performed.

This involves installing a test pump and pumping borehole water for a fixed set of variables; a given time at a given rate, and then assessing the test’s impact on the water level in the borehole.

The maximum yield is achieved by increasing the abstraction rate, ensuring the optimum drawdown of water in the borehole.

Step 4: Pumping and piping the borehole.

The kind of pumping system and piping installed in your new domestic water borehole will largely depend on the intended use of the borehole water.

For More Information, or to Make an Appointment to Start the Process, Feel Free to Contact Us:


Our team combines extensive industry experience with the best project management processes, techniques, and tools to succeed. We develop your delivery strategy, overseeing the planning, organization, and control of the work necessary for the implementation of this strategy.

We specialize in the following functions: Think Water Zimbabwe offers Professional Water Engineering and Water Solutions.

1. Borehole Drilling.
2. Water Supply Solutions.
3. Water Treatment.
4. Water Reticulation.
5. Wastewater Recycling.
6. Water Reclamation (Reuse)

We build water and wastewater plants and offer service maintenance and refurbishment.


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Five Facts About Borehole Drilling That You Need To Take Note Of:
1. Know Your Borehole Casings:The Preferred Borehole Casing In Zimbabwe Is Class 9 and 10 (Pressure Classes.)This is because Class 9 and Class 10 Casings are more collapse resistant. The strength of a Casing is often described as collapse resistance.

2. Borehole Drilling Depth: The exact depth, of where the water is located, cannot be established by the drilling contractor nor the Water Surveyor (Borehole Siter).

3. The Is No 100% Guarantee On Water: It is important to note that it is never a 100% guarantee that any hole will yield water, the amount and water quality can also not be guaranteed by the drilling contractor and water surveyor.

4. Borehole Siting or Water Surveying Is Important: Making use of a hydrologist or traditional water diviner will increase your chances of having a successful borehole that will yield a sufficient amount of water.

5. Know The Risks: The risk of the borehole drilling lies with the property owner. The client will still be liable for the drilling costs irrespective of a borehole yielding water or not.

The Cost or Prices For Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe:


1. Siting: $100.00USD
2. Drilling and Casing: (40 Metres) $1300.00USD - (Using Class 6)
3. AC Electrical Installation: $1000.00USD
4. Solar Pump Installation: $1400.00USD
5. Extra Metres After 40 Metres: USD $45.00USD per metre.
6. 5000 Litre Tank and 4 metre Tank Stand: $1000.00USD
7. Stuck Pump Fishing Out: $180.00USD
8. Capacity Testing: $250.00USD

- Casing with Class 9 Casing incurs an additional $200.00USD.
- Double Casing: $20.00USD per metre.

Note this is the average price borehole companies charge for their services in Zimbabwe, but this figure is subject to changes if conditions are different depending on the construction site.

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Think Water Zimbabwe is an Franchise Group made up of Locally Owned and Operated Borehole Drilling and Water Systems Businesses located throughout Zimbabwe.

We specialise in delivering Innovative and Sustainable Irrigation, Pumping, Filtration and Water Solutions. Think Water Zimbabwe provides a comprehensive range of Borehole Drilling, Intallation and Water Systems Related Services including System Design, Product Supply, Installation and Ongoing Maintenance.

Our Services and Solutions are scalable to suit Urban and Rural Residents, Commercial and Industrial Businesses in Zimbabwe.

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