Borehole Maintenance in Zimbabwe with Mutare Boreholes and Keeping Your Borehole Running All Year Round!

If you rely on a borehole water supply either for domestic or commercial use in Zimbabwe, then keeping it maintained is extremely important.


With regular borehole maintenance check-ups, you can not only extend the working life of the borehole but also maintain its efficiency and borehole yield.

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Borehole:


1. Don’t Try to Service Your Own Borehole:
It’s tempting for businesses and homeowners to try and carry out regular servicing on their own borehole to save costs. However, this can and has led to them doing almost irreversible damage to their borehole water supply.

Any time you open a Borehole Cap, you create the opportunity for bacteria and foreign objects to get into the water supply.

We have been called out to various borehole sites across the UK where tools have been dropped into the borehole by mistake and pumps have gotten stuck or fallen to the bottom of the borehole. These can be quite costly to fix.

If the Borehole owner hadn’t taken the matter into their own hands, these problems would have been avoidable.

Borehole contractors like ourselves have both specialist knowledge and equipment to keep private water supply systems fully operational and water supplies safe from contamination.
Borehole Maintenance in Zimbabwe with Mutare Boreholes and Keeping Your Borehole Running All Year Round!
Borehole Maintenance in Zimbabwe with Mutare Boreholes and Keeping Your Borehole Running All Year Round!
2. Prevention is Always Cheaper Than the Cure: A borehole installation is a lot like a car. If you leave something that’s small and easily fixable it often becomes a larger and much more expensive problem later down the line.

You should always inspect all parts of your borehole regularly including the catchment area to make sure there is no interference or damage. If you were to find any defects or have any concerns you should contact a drilling contractor for advice and the steps required to fix them.

If you’re using your borehole water as drinking water this is doubly important as by ignoring problems you may be putting your own or families health at risk.

3. Test Your Water Regularly: Testing your water regularly is highly important, in fact the National Ground Water Association recommend you carry this out at least once each year.

Ideally, the water should be tested for bacteria, nitrates/nitrites and any contaminants of local concern. Other typical additional tests are those for iron, manganese, water hardness, sulfides, and other water constituents.

Water testing should also be carried out any time there is a change in the taste, odour, or appearance of the borehole water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap or a new contamination source.

4. Only Use Qualified Professionals for Borehole Maintenance: When you decide to get your borehole serviced or need some annual maintenance you should only ever use qualified professionals. 

Some Key Considerations Are:
  • Does the contractor have their own specialist equipment to carry out the job properly?
  • Ask the borehole drilling contractor for references and names of previous customers they have dealt with.
  • Ask for a breakdown of the maintenance/service tasks involved so you can get different quotes from different contractors and compare what you’re actually getting.
  • Does the borehole contractor have health & safety procedures in place along with liability insurance?

If you would like more information on what regular private water supply maintenance checks include or would like to take advantage of our private water supply management service then please contact us for free advice and a free no-obligation quotation.

Please Note: If you are interested in getting Expert advice on Borehole Drilling and Borehole Installation in Zimbabwe, we provide that information for FREE here at Mutare Boreholes. So please get in touch with us to discuss your project by Calling or sending a WhatsApp message.

Mutare Boreholes Sales: +263 77 389 8979.
Mutare Boreholes Sales: +263 71 961 3479.

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The Cost or Prices For Borehole Drilling in Mutare, Manicaland Province:

The Best Borehole Drilling Companies in Manicaland and Mutare require extensive knowledge and expertise to successfully complete drilling jobs.

This is especially true when it comes to drilling in the remote terrains of Manicaland Province. Mutare Boreholes has the resources, experience and local knowledge required to fulfil all your drilling needs across Mutare and Manicaland Province.

Large areas of Manicaland Province are yet to be developed meaning vast areas have not been subject to hydrogeological investigation and recording. OurBorehole Drilling and Installation Services cover all areas in and around Manicaland Province which include Buhera, Chimanimani, Chipinge, Makoni, Mutare, Mutasa, Nyanga and Rusape. When selecting preferred Borehole Drilling Companies for projects in the region, the value of local expertise and knowledge should not be underestimated.

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