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There is no effective management of drilling quality standards in Zimbabwe. This means that minimum drilling standards are not always adhered to and a customer who pays a deposit to drill a hole is very much at the mercy of the driller. The cost of a borehole is not sufficient to justify court action by a dissatisfied customer. Furthermore the quality of the product is variable so that a customer who obtains comparative quotes is not comparing identical products. It is very likely that the driller who provides the cheapest quote does not adhere to the minimum standards necessary to ensure that the borehole will last.

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Borehole Drillers working

  Before selecting your driller it is advisable to check the following:

  1. Did he provide a written quotation?

  2. Does the price include casing to the bottom of the hole? The circumstances in which casing to the bottom is not necessary are very limited.

  3. Is the driller an established operator with an established reputation or is he a recent arrival from a neighbouring country who is here to make some quick money at your expense then disappear when there is a problem?Is he registered with the tax authorities? If he is not then he probably does not intend to stay in one place for very long.

  4. Does the quote include the cost of the requisite application to the Water Catchment Council (Form GW1) and does it include the production and submission of the necessary Drilling Report on completion (Form GW2B)?

  5. How strong is the casing? Class 10 PVC is the minimum acceptable standard. Classes 6 and even 4 casing are frequently used but they have a tendency to distort or crack which can result in borehole collapse and pump loss.

  6. What is the diameter of the casing? Anything less than 140mm is likely to cause problems in the future. “Mini” or “Micro” boreholes with 125mm or 110 mm casing are a risk because the pump may get stuck.

  7. Will the casing be closed at the bottom and what screen will be used to allow the ingress of the water?

  8. Will you be refunded your full deposit if the hole is not completed due to collapse or machine failure?

  9. Will the driller backfill the annulus (the space between the casing and the side of the hole) with screened sand after inserting the casing?

  10. In the event of it being necessary to double case part of the hole due to adverse drilling conditions what will the extra cost of that casing be per metre?

  11. Does the driller intend to use an independent and objective site surveyor or is he planning to select the site himself?

  12. Does the quote include the cost of the necessary written site survey report?

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Some Past Customers

A. M. Machado (Pvt) Ltd

Actual Construction (Pvt) Ltd

AEL Mining Services

AFM Twinlakes Assembly

African Intellectual Property Organization

Agora Africa Pty Ltd

Agricultural Research Trust

Alliance Francaise

Albert Nijland (Netherlands)

Ark Properties

Arnedmund Investments

Audiomax Clinic

Aviemore Owner's Association

Bard Real Estate

Beatrice Road Hospital

Bitumen World

Borrowdale Christ Church

Bradfield Engineering

Bronte Garden Hotel

Browns Engineering

BSI Steel

Buffalo Steel (Pvt) Ltd


Carien Vrij (Netherlands)

CBZ Group Pension Fund

CBZ Properties

Central Cash Butchery

Chemplex Ltd

China - Aid

Chirundu Crocodile Company


Coldspring Computing

Curverid Tobacco

Cut Rag Processors

Danbro Holdings

Direct  Aid - Africa Muslims Agency (Kuwait)

Driptech Irrigation

Duly's Trucks

Eaglesvale School

Eden Children's Village

Edgewater Estate

Environment Africa

Environmental Management Agency

FBC Building  Society

Fidelty Life Assurance

First Capital Bank

Freda Rebecca Mine

Golden Leaf Tobacco

Golden Stairs Nursery

Halo Demining Trust

Harare City Library

Heent Institute

Hongji Minerals

Hukuru Chickens

John Sisk & Son

Kalamain Investments (Pvt) Ltd

Kent Estates

Kew Gardens


LED Travel and Tours

Lure Security

Luxaflor Roses

Macacloud Investments (Pvt) Ltd

Mardmaz Investments (Pvt) Ltd

Mashonaland Tobacco Company

Masimba Construction


Medecins Sans Frontieres

Mimosa Mines

Mnondo Properties (Pvt) Ltd

Montagu Clinic

Morayshire Gardens 

Mount St Mary's Hospital, Hwedza

Murray & Roberts

National Foods Limited


NEC Commercial Sector

Ngoda Brewery

Old Mutual


Paddy's Borehole Services

Pam Golding Properties

Patsime Trust

Pax Properties

Paza Buster Commodity Brokers

Power Coach Express

Proton Bakery

Red Dane Farming

Rio Douro Construction

Rogers Mangena Community Project, Ruwa

Rushmore Mining

Sakunda Holdings

Saral (Pvt) Ltd



St Georges College

St John Ambulance

St John's School and College

St Mary Magdelene Church, Avondale

St Theresa's Mission

Stanbic Bank

Stichtung Zuva Rabuda (Netherlands)

The Church of Latter Day Saints

The Greek Orthodox Missionary Centre

The Johanniter (Germany)

The Mpilo Foundation (Netherlands)

The Pump House, Newlands

Trade Kings Properties

Triple "C" Pigs

TSF Zimbabwe Limited

Unki Mines, Shurugwi

Valley Seeds

Warren Park Methodist Church

Waverley Blankets

Wilde Ganzen (Holland)

X - Sea Imports

Young Africa

ZESA Enterprises


Zimunya High School, Mutare

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