Drilling Borehole

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That day finally come - a massive vehicle with drilling device arrived and promised that after some 3-4 days - there will be a drinking water just from the soil in our background. We waited for this day for about a year. It was originally planned to have a water in the first year (2015), we started to manage this property. Lack of the finances stopped us.

Anyhow, this is what I told, when we started to manage this rural property: 

The house is in a very bad condition and asks for a lot of investments - one of the primary things we are looking to do next - is to change a roof (it is leaky), to dig the well, draw in water and to connect to the electricity.

It feels that about 90% of tasks from given are done. Now it is time to draw in water inside house and move to the next phase - like to construct a bathroom, sauna, kitchen and so on. 

So why bore hole, instead of a well? Simple it costs about the same, with bore hole making it more sure that water actually will be there. Simple geological check up on ground layers, and drillers promised there will be water somewhere between 40-80 meters. In result turned out to be in 65 meters.

Installing bore hole drill

Unfortunately I was not able to watch and document drilling process for next 4 days, as on the day when drillers started they work, we were of for a week long trip to Spain. Luckly when we arrived back - everything was done already, we got water, our very own first water from the ground. Exciting.

A borehole is a narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be constructed for many different purposes, including the extraction of water, other liquids (such as petroleum) or gases (such as natural gas), as part of a geotechnical investigation, environmental site assessment, mineral exploration, temperature measurement, as a pilot hole for installing piers or underground utilities, for geothermal installations, or for underground storage of unwanted substances, e.g. in Carbon capture and storage.

Lifting water from the borehole scheme

Lifting water from the borehole scheme

Now, it is time to actually draw water inside house, but that's for another story.