A water Borehole is an expertly engineered and constructed method of delivering groundwater for drinking, irrigation, and other purposes. EDRS – Domestic Boreholes is your one-stop turn-key specialist for all things related to borehole systems and groundwater.
Protect this precious resource and safeguard your family’s health through properly constructed and maintained water Borehole systems.
Like car’s & humans – Borehole Systems also need an annual check up’s.
As a private Borehole owner you control your own water supply. Ownership comes with the responsibility of keeping the Borehole system in good working order.
Why Is a Check-up Important?
A properly constructed and maintained Borehole will provide you with many years of quality service. Prevention is always better than cure. You get your car serviced at the correct mileage intervals – your borehole is no different. The Borehole Water Association recommends routine annual maintenance checks to ensure the proper operation of the Borehole and prolong its years of service, as well as monitor the water quality.
What Does a Check-up involve?
A certified BWA contractor should conduct your routine Borehole check-up.
Your check-up should include:
- A discharge flow test to determine system output,
- Water levels in the borehole
- Pump motor performance
- Pressure tank and pressure switch
- Inside of the Jo-Jo water tank.
- Removal of the Borehole equipment – inspection – re-installation
- Annual water quality test – coliform, E.coli bacteria& anything else of local concern. Other typical additional tests are those for iron, manganese, water hardness and other water constituents that cause problems with plumbing, staining, water appearance, and odor. Changes in these constituents also may indicate changes in your local groundwater.
- A concise, clear, written report should be delivered to you following the check-up that explains results and recommendations, and includes all laboratory and other test results.
How Do I arrange for a Check-up?
Contact EDRS on 010 596 1000 or www.domesticboreholes.co.za (Johannesburg, Pretoria & surrounding areas). You can also contact the BWA for a list of member- or certified-contractors in your area.
What else can you do for your water Borehole?
- Keep hazardous chemicals, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and motor oil far away from your Borehole, and maintain a “clean” zone (15m) between your Borehole and any kennels, livestock operations, waste systems, or chemical storage areas.
- Periodically check the Borehole cover to ensure it is in good repair. Its seal should keep out insects and rodents.
- Get your water tested anytime there is a change in taste, odour or appearance, or anytime the system is serviced.
Schedule Your Annual Water Borehole Check-up now!