Borehole Pumps and the Benefits of Boreholes
Boreholes are a fantastic alternative water source that one can utilise when trying to move away from reliance on the municipal water supply. However, in order to make use of this natural water source, one must have a borehole pump. In this article, we will list the benefits of boreholes, as well as explain what borehole pumps are and how they work. We will also provide you with information on where you can purchase a high-quality borehole pump that will last for many years to come.
There are a variety of benefits that a borehole can provide residential, industrial, and agricultural properties. Some of the most noticeable benefits include:
- Cost Savings: Even though installing a borehole might be pricey at first, it is a long-term investment that will yield large cost savings in the long run. This is due to the fact that you will not be paying a municipality water bill anymore, as your entire water supply will be drawn from your borehole.
- Low Maintenance: A borehole that has been properly installed will be able to last for at least 10 to 15 years without much maintenance. This will also mean that you will not have to worry about an unreliable water supply as is often experienced by those who rely on the municipality.
- Higher Water Quality: Borehole water is of far higher quality than that of the municipality. Not only does it contain a high mineral content (which our bodies need to be healthy), but it also does not contain harmful chemicals such as Fluoride and chlorine that are utilised by the municipality to purify water. Municipal water must be purified and treated as it is retrieved from stagnant bodies of water such as dams, where bacteria that could be harmful when consumed grow.
- Easing Municipality Pressure: As your water supply will not be reliant on the municipality, it will ease the strain on the municipality to process and provide water. If enough people invest in alternative water supplies such as boreholes, municipality water restrictions will decrease.
- Increased Property Value: As a borehole is able to provide a property with water even during times of drought, and it saves money in the long run, it will increase your property value.
In order for a borehole to work and provide you with water, it must be able to pump the water from under the ground up to the surface. Therefore, one will require a borehole pump. These pumps are known as submersible centrifugal pumps and are able to be submerged to large depths as they have a multi-stage design. Boreholes are typically very narrow which has resulted in borehole pumps being quite thin. Boreholes are however not always the same size and one will therefore choose from a variety of sizes, capacities, and pressures.
A borehole pump consists of four basic elements comprised of the outlet, pump, suction, and motor. The motor drives one or multiple impellers and is located at the bottom of the pump. The impeller(s) then draws fluid through the suction and is passed through a non-return valve and out of the outlet.
Borehole pumps aren't too expensive and will typically range between R3000 and R7000 depending on the size, capacity, and pressure capability. It is advisable to opt for a high-quality pump as it will last longer and generally yield better results.
Hydro Solutions is a supplier of borehole pumps that stocks the highest quality products to ensure you get the most out of your borehole. They have three different borehole pump ranges to choose from. All of their pumps can be used in domestic, civil, and industrial applications and are very durable.
Visit the AgrifoodSA directory to find out more about how Hydro Pumps can ensure that your borehole is pumping water efficiently.