Knowing Where To Drill A Borehole with Borehole Siting in Zimbabwe

When deciding where to drill a Borehole in Zimbabwe, often multiple sites are identified, each having advantages and disadvantages.


Drilling a Borehole is a rather expensive operation, often costing several thousand dollars. But if you are going to drill your own Borehole, the first question you are going to need to ask yourself is: 

Where? Where is the best place on your property to get what is called “sweet” water, rather than highly mineralized water?

In much of the country, anywhere you drill is going to yield pretty much the same results. Groundwater tends to run in aquifers, which are layers of water trapped in porous stone or sand. But if your underlying geology is rock, it may not be porous enough to allow water to flow through the rock. In cases like that, groundwater is going to be flowing through cracks in the rock, and these cracks are a much harder target to find.

So before drilling, it’s a good idea to do some investigating. That way, you will have a much better chance of actually finding water when you sink that hole.

First of All, Things to Avoid:


There are a few things you want to avoid in your Borehole Drilling. These things can cause you problems, both in putting in your Borehole and in getting clean water from it.

  1. Septic tanks and leach fields: One of the common methods of spreading disease is what is known as the anal-bocal route. Faeces from people who are infected with bacterial or viral infections also contain the viruses or bacteria that have infected those people. And bacteria can travel as far as 100 feet underground. So you want to avoid any wastewater to ensure that you don’t contaminate your water supply.
  2. Rock outcroppings: Surface rock, especially partially-buried boulders, is a great indicator of subterraneous rock as well. Often, the surface rock is merely an extension of what is to be found underground. Small rocks aren’t really much of an issue, but large ones will slow your drilling progress.

Water Dowsing?

There is an incredible amount of controversy over the subject of water dowsing, often referred to in the negative sense as water witching. This ancient practice is seen by many to be just to the left of witchcraft. But the practice has been in use for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Water dousers use a forked stick, a pair of bent wires, or a plumb bob to find where to drill a Borehole. When using the forked stick, the stick bends towards the ground when they pass over water. With the wires, the wires cross. So there is a clear indication of where water can be found.
Knowing Where To Drill A Borehole with Borehole Siting in Zimbabwe
Knowing Where To Drill A Borehole with Borehole Siting in Zimbabwe
The idea has been studied scientifically, with surprising results. A lot depends on how the actual test was conducted. In tests where they are expected to find water in underground pipes, water dousers are unsuccessful. 

But when they are asked to find naturally-occurring water in the ground, their success rate is much too high to be mere coincidence.


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