Submersible Borehole Pumps – The Top Economic and Environmental Choice
In the midst of a serious water crisis, currently (March 2016) more than 2.7 million households and 173 of the 1 628 water supplies are experiencing water shortages. While these numbers are increasing every month, some levels don’t even stand at 30%. The Water Resources Group has calculated that by the year 2030, the demand for water will exceed supply by 17%.
But that’s not all. Not only are 40% of all our waste water treatment plants in a critical state in terms of infrastructure, only 7% are complying with international benchmarks and standards, which mean that the rest are either running operations illegally or not functioning at all. But what’s even more shocking to learn is that our tap water is contaminated with antidepressants, antiretrovirals, antibiotics and blue-green algae blooms.
Yes, South Africa has finally reached a tipping point in terms of incompetent waste water treatment, contaminated tap water and water shortages. As South Africans struggle to deal with our current crisis, millions of homes, private organisations and businesses are turning to submersible borehole pumps.
Gaining in popularity over the years, just as its name suggests, submersible pumps are pumps submersed in the water that has to be pumped out. Manufactured using the latest materials available, these pumps are completely watertight, with absolutely no risk of leakage or electric contact, ensuring no internal damage with minimal repair and maintenance. Just like other electric pumps, these pumps are found in many applications. While single stage submersible pumps are mostly used for drainage and sewage pumping, multiple stage submersible pumps are used for residential, commercial, agricultural, mining, marine, municipal and industrial boreholes.
While there are many benefits of using submersible borehole pumps, one of the greatest is their resistance to sand, abrasion and corrosion. These pumps are designed with long-term efficiency and durability in mind, and do not need to be primed before operating. An economical and environmental long-term solution – submersible borehole pumps never fail in delivering excellent performance and will both demand very little ongoing costs, and yield unlimited quality water.
Alleviating water shortages and bringing superior quality water to homes and businesses, one at a time – submersible borehole pumps are simply the best economic and environmental choice that can offer homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, clinics and farms unlimited access to thousands of litres of clean water a day. To find out more about how you can get a borehole with a submersible borehole pump installed on your property, chat to us at Domestic Boreholes.