Q: Can borehole water affect your health?
A: No, borehole water cannot affect your health. It contains all natural minerals and no harsh chemicals have been added to the water.
Q: Are boreholes only used to extract water?
A: No, a borehole is also used to extract natural gas and petroleum.
Q: How long do boreholes last?
A: A borehole can last up to 50 – 65 years if maintained correctly and that it is cleaned and flushed at least every 8 – 10 months.
Q: Does borehole water dry up?
A: Depending on the usage of the borehole. But this can take up to several years before it tends to dry up.
Q: Can you use borehole water to shower and bath?
A: Yes it is safe to use borehole water to shower and bath.
Q: Is borehole water salty?
A: Borehole water is slightly salty and this is caused from chloride ions in your water.
Q: Can a borehole be placed anywhere?
A: No a borehole cannot be just placed anywhere. The borehole company will come to do an inspection to see if there is any sort of water flow and will then advise if a borehole can be placed in the ground.
Q: How deep should a borehole be?
A: Borehole should be at least 500ft deep.
Q: Can I was my clothes with borehole water?
A: Yes it is perfectly safe to wash your clothes with borehole water.
Q: How much does it cost to install a borehole?
A: This is depending on the borehole company but a borehole installation can cost anywhere from R70 000 to R150 000.