Any agricultural farm relies heavily on water for numerous purposes like irrigation, watering animals, pesticide application and running many other vital processes. One way to ensure a constant and reliable water supply on your farm is by drilling a borehole. However, selecting the ideal boring location is critical because it determines how much water you can obtain from the borehole.
Here are four critical considerations when deciding the most suitable boring location on your farm:
The Farm's Terrain
The first factor to consider when selecting the best farm boring location is the terrain of the land. Ideally, consider a terrain that slopes away from your intended boring location. That's important because it prevents potential contamination from leaking sewer lines, runoff and other water sources. Therefore, consider locating your boring site on flat terrain or sloping away from your preferred drilling site.
Distance from Other Bores
If your farm is in an agricultural neighbourhood or an area experiencing constant water shortages, other farms around have presumably drilled boreholes. If that's the case, ensure that the location of your borehole is far from other bores in the area. Proximity to other drilled boreholes can impact water pressure from your bore, considerably affecting pumping efficiency. Therefore, study your area and pick the furthest location from other boreholes.
Ground Water Level
Analysing the groundwater level on your farm is critical when choosing an ideal boring location. Water levels in one area might be higher or lower than in others. Therefore, consider choosing areas with higher water tables when aiming for maximum water pressure. You can hire a qualified surveyor to conduct inspections to find the most suitable spots with higher water tables. After inspection, consider drilling your borehole in a location with the highest groundwater level.
Source of Power
Generally, pumping water from boreholes to different areas on your farm will require electrical or solar power. If you've invested in solar power and wish to use solar-powered pumps, you can drill your borehole at any location of your farm. Alternatively, you might need to drill your borehole close to a power source if you rely on electrical pumps. Furthermore, consider the distance you'll need to run electrical power cords from the power source to your borehole.
These four factors are crucial when selecting the ideal location to drill a borehole on your farm. However, work with a professional farm boring service to help identify the best site before drilling your borehole.