Do you know the benefits of having your own borehole?

What would you do with an extra R20,000 in a year?

Did you know the water you drink every day can even taste better?

If you could choose healthier alternatives for your family, would you?


By Buks Boorwerke

With recent droughts that South Africa and other parts of the continent is facing, water is not only topical, but it is a matter of urgency. Even ‘first world’ cities like Johannesburg are battling to manage their water resources in a sustainable manner.  

Water well drilling is currently at the top of the list of possible solutions.

South African individuals use on average 233ℓ of water per day, which is significantly higher than the world average of 173ℓ per person per day.

When looking at these figures you might agree that saving on the cost of this vital part of your everyday routine is something to consider.

Your answer lies in water well drilling. Owning your very own borehole can hold various benefits.

Water drilling is a sufficient source for all your household, workplace and irrigation needs and could amount to a much lower utility bill at the end of the month.

The other obvious consideration is that a borehole is a private supply of  natural, fresh underground water – as much as you need!

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”

                                 – Thomas Fuller

Having your own borehole supplying clean water filled with minerals from mother earth is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make!

As a matter of fact, underground water simply just tastes better!

And not only does it taste great, but it is a great way to save money. Your own water supply means as much water as you’d like, for way less!

You would probably save between R15,000 to R20,000 per year. 

Sure, it seems like a comfort to just keep using municipal water, but have you considered the implications it might have on your health?

What if I told you that tap water is highly toxic containing fluoride and in some cases even of remains of birth control and cholesterol medication?


Municipalities struggle to supply sustainable and quality water today, due to the pressure. But most sources won’t tell you about the possible contamination of our water sources.

The EPA regulates over 80 different potential water contaminants that may pose health risks. Some of these substances may cause acute illness, such as what might occur from bacteria or other microbes. Some contaminants, include lead, pesticides and radioactive elements, it builds up in the body over time and may cause organ failure, birth defects, developmental issues in children or cancer. 

Although agencies regulate levels of contaminants in water coming from municipal water supplies, it’s a good idea to know what is coming out of your tap.

In order for municipalities to produce clean water, certain chemicals (such as chlorine) must be added to the water supply, and some consumers prefer to remove these chemicals before consuming the water. 

The two most common contaminants in our drinking water are copper and lead. 

Lead poisoning symptoms include vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, and irritability. Over time, lead may cause brain damage, as well as impair kidney function, damage the nervous system and affect red blood cells. Children are at greatest risk as they absorb lead at significantly higher levels than adults, and for children, in addition to the other risks they can experience lowered IQs and developmental delays.

Like with lead, copper poisoning may cause nausea and stomach pain, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms, and long-term exposure may lead to liver poisoning, kidney failure and anemia.


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