Drilling a borehole? Here's a step-by-step guide to what you can expect and how you can prepare

Drilling a borehole? Here's a step-by-step guide to what you can expect and how you can prepare

Why do you need water? To irrigate your garden and top up the swimming pool? To provide household water to a small rural community or farm household? Or maybe even to service a multi-hectare irrigation scheme. Whatever your requirements are, nothing beats a source of cost-effective water right where it’s needed. And in most cases, that solution is a borehole.

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Rising above the silos

Rising above the silos

If I think back to the many pump installation failures I’ve seen, the idea of "silo mentality" is a common thread running through most of them. Many installations fail due to poor or non-existent communication or lack of a teamwork ethic. In this article, you'll learn some strategies to break down organisational silos so that you, your team, and your organisation, can become more productive.

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How groundwater can help - not solve - Cape Town water shortage

How groundwater can help - not solve - Cape Town water shortage

As the end of summer finds Cape Town’s water supply in a precarious state, there are options for making relatively quick and expanded use of local groundwater resources – while acknowledging that groundwater is not the panacea for the city’s water woes.

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Ensuring reliable groundwater supply in rural areas

A recently completed Water Research Commission (WRC) study has looked to improve the sustainability of rural groundwater supply. The study has confirmed the potential of groundwater as a sustainable water supply for rural community on condition that operating rules are maintained. 

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Know Your Water: sustainable groundwater research

As drought grips large parts of South Africa, the importance of groundwater as a secure source of water for domestic and agricultural needs has become clear. However, whilst many people think of groundwater as an unlimited resource, groundwater does have a finite limit and needs to be managed sustainably to ensure future supply. Help contribute to a nationwide citizen science project to predict our groundwater's sustainability by determining how much of our groundwater is dependent on rainfall.

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