8 Benefits of having a Water Borehole
Have you ever thought about getting a water borehole, but don’t really know why it would be a good idea?
Well, in this article we explain the 8 most common water borehole benefits you can enjoy if you decide to get one.
Whether it’s on your residential, commercial, industrial or farming property.
Here are the most popular water borehole benefits:
- Long Term Investment
- Increases Property Value
- Saving Money
- Easy to Maintain
- Health Benefits
- Lower Demand From Municipalities
- Consistent Supply
- Works For Almost Any kind of Property
1. It’s A Long-term Investment
A water borehole is a long-term investment.
It may seem like a large upfront cost, but a properly constructed water borehole should last you at least ten to fifteen years with proper maintenance and minimal running or ongoing costs during that period.
As they say, a thing worth doing is worth doing right, and a sub-par water borehole can end up costing you more in maintenance costs over the course of its lifespan than it would have cost you to construct a quality borehole in the first place using a reputable water borehole drilling, construction and maintenance company.
A water borehole is also an asset!
2. Water Boreholes Increases Property Value
Especially during the trying times of drought, as currently being experienced by the Western Cape, though recent winter rains have alleviated the strain on the municipal supply some; a water borehole, especially a residential water borehole can increase property value, and is, as such, an asset.
Having your own groundwater source also means you’re better able to take care of your property during times of water shortage, further increasing the property value.
For example, when watering your garden with municipal water is restricted during times of drought, a garden can quickly become dry and unseemly, negatively affecting your property’s appearance and market value.
If you have a water borehole, however, it is not only a selling point in and of itself, but it allows you to maintain your garden even during times of severe water restrictions, meaning you can maintain the appearance of your property and attract more buyers.
Also Read – Water Borehole Drilling Process (In 4 Steps)
3. You Will Save Money In The Long Run
Though the drilling for and installation and proper maintenance of a water borehole may seem like, and probably does represent a large upfront cost, a borehole can actually save you money in the long run.
Not only will you cut down on your use of water from the municipal supply for large volume consumption activities such as topping up your swimming pool, watering the garden and taking on building and renovation projects that require water.
You will also save on your water tariffs, and especially on the fines imposed on overuse of municipal water during drought and times of water restrictions due to water scarcity.
When municipal use is capped at 50 litres per person per day, and your use exceeds this amount, you are heavily fined for any additional water usage from the municipal supply – however, if you have your own water borehole you can use additional water from that source without having to pay penalties to your municipality.
4. They Are Easy To Maintain
If your water borehole has been properly constructed from the get-go, proper borehole maintenance is a breeze.
Contract a well-respected, professional borehole drilling and/or servicing company to maintain your borehole with routine checkups and any necessary service work and you’ll never run into trouble like folks relying on the municipal supply.
Relying only on municipal water can affect you by everything from drought to burst mains and leave you dependant on the supply suddenly and sometimes catastrophically without water.
5. Borehole Water Has Health Benefits
Borehole water is rich in naturally occurring minerals and hasn’t been treated or altered with any man-made chemical additives.
When you’re drinking water from the municipal supply, the water has inevitably been treated and chlorinated in an effort to render the water “safe for human consumption”.
This process, while removing harmful bacteria growing in dams and other large stagnant bodies of water, also removes all the naturally occurring nutrients and minerals found in natural groundwater sources.
When you drink the water straight from your personal groundwater source, it has been filtered and cleaned for you by mother earth herself, while leaving behind all the good-for-you minerals!
Not only is borehole water better for you from a water-consumption perspective, it is also typically kinder and gentler to skin if you’re showering and/or bathing in it.
Water from the municipal supply is chemically altered and can be bad for skin and hair and cause adverse reactions, especially in those with allergies and hyper-sensitive skin and/or eyes.
6. There Will Be Less Strain on Municipal Supply
The lower the demand on the municipal supply, the less likely water restrictions are to be imposed, and the more likely necessary state operations like fire fighters are to have access to adequate water resources for activities like disaster prevention.
You can do your part to decrease the demand on the municipal supply by investigating groundwater sources in your neighbourhood and investing in a personal or commercial water borehole.
7. Enjoy An Uninterrupted Supply
Sometimes accidents happen and water from the municipal line becomes temporarily unavailable due to burst mains or necessary maintenance on pipelines etc.
During the drought in Cape Town, residents of the greater Cape Town area were even threatened with “Day Zero”, when the municipal water supply would be shut off completely, and people would need to queue with buckets at municipal taps in order to collect their allotment of water for the day.
A water borehole represents an uninterrupted supply for clean, fresh water for drinking, washing, and all other household activities.
No burst mains, no unscheduled or unexpected maintenance; just a straightforward, ongoing supply of water.
8. Perfect for Personal and Commercial Use
Boreholes are perfect for both personal and commercial use.
Water boreholes can help reduce the demand placed on the municipal supply by agricultural projects and related farming activities, as well as construction projects.
Borehole water can be used for irrigation, maintaining parks and gardens, and even for watering livestock.
Whether you’re looking to keep your home in water no matter the threat to the municipal supply, or are looking for an eco-friendly way to continue your business operations during times of water scarcity; a water borehole is a great place to start!
A water borehole can have many long term benefits if it is done the right way, so it’s important to get the best people for the job.
You will not only save money in the long run, but will have a healthy supply of water, decrease the strain on local municipalities and increase your property’s value.
What benefit will you enjoy the most from investing in a water borehole?
For more information on how boreholes work, see our Water Borehole Drilling Process.
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