Water analysis
and filtering

Borehole water can be safe for human consumption but might need additional filtering to remove harmful particles and bacteria. To determine if the water is safe for human consumption, we send the water for laboratory testing. The results will provide us with the necessary insights to add additional filters to make it safe to drink.

Water analysis
and filtering

Borehole water can be safe for human consumption but might need additional filtering to remove harmful particles and bacteria. To determine if the water is safe for human consumption, we send the water for laboratory testing. The results will provide us with the necessary insights to add additional filters to make it safe to drink.

We ensure your borehole delivers the quality water
you need

Borehole Water Analysis and Testing

Once your borehole is fully operational and is producing water at a steady rate, we can turn our attention to the question of water quality. At Stark Borehole we provide water analysis and filtering solutions.

Borehole Water Analysis and Testing

How good is borehole water for human consumption?

For the most part borehole water offers a safe, clean supply of underground water. The earth acts as a natural filtration system that removes most harmful bacteria and substances. That being said, it is always advisable to perform a lab test to verify the quality of the water before the water is used for human consumption. Once the borehole has been in operation for a while, we can send samples to a lab to perform a SANS-241 water quality test.

The test will tell us if there are any harmful substances we need to filter out. Depending on what your needs are and the quality of the water that your borehole produces we can install additional filtration and purification systems to provide you with clean drinking water.

Borehole water quality test
Is borehole water safe to use for irrigation?

Do you need to treat borehole water for irrigation purposes?

Generally speaking, borehole water is fit for irrigation purposes. We do recommend doing a PH level test to see if the PH levels are lower than 5, which might require some intervention. Furthermore, if the water produces an odour or is discoloured in any way, a water quality test is advised.

What are the signs that my borehole water could be contaminated?

The challenge is that certain types of contamination does not produce visible or easily discernible signs. It is always better to have the water tested. There are however some obvious clues that you should look out for such as:

  • The water has an odour
  • The water colour is not clear
  • You start to suffer from an upset stomach that does not go away
  • Your house’s piping starts to corrode

Stark Borehole provides comprehensive SANS-241 water testing services so there is no need to guess if your borehole water is safe for human consumption.

Making sure borehole water is safe to drink - SANS-241 water quality test
Borehole water laboratory tests checks for 30 factors including Ecoli and heavy metals - SANS-241 water quality test

What type of borehole water quality tests do we provide?

There are more than 30 factors we test for including a variety of harmful bacteria, harmful metals, dissolved solids, PH, electrical conductivity, and water hardness. Of these, the most common threats we identify is the Ecoli bacteria (which can cause severe diarrhoea), lime (which blocks you pipes), iron (which corrodes your pipes) and fluoride which will cause your teeth and sanitaryware to stain yellow.

Tests are conducted in reputable laboratories and results take between 16 – 21 working days to be provided.

Once we receive the test results, we analyse the data and provide the correct solution for your specific borehole which might include installing additional water filters to deliver the right quality water for your needs. It is important to note that results differ from property to property and must be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Why use Stark Borehole for your
borehole surveys and drilling?

 

(Please note we only service Gauteng)

Years of experience in Borehole Drilling and Water Surveys
Year’s experience:

We have over 15 years’ experience in boreholes and construction

Highly accurate Borehole Water Detection using latest technology
Highly accurate water surveys

We have a 99% accuracy rate. If we say there’s water, you can bank on it

Borehole Water Association of South Africa Approved
Industry approved and registered

We are a registered with BWASA (Borehole Water Association of South Africa)

Borehole Certificates of Compliance
We issue borehole COC's

We provide valid certificates of compliance for insurers and banks which you will need when buying or selling a property

Turnkey Borehole Services
Turnkey service provider

We manage the entire process, from borehole survey, drilling, yield test, water quality test, installation and filter system.

Borehole Experts
Quality advice, service & support

We are experts at borehole surveys and drilling and can advise you on the best solution to suit your needs

Borehole Drilling Pretoria and Gauteng
Borehole Water Drilling Gauteng

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