Borehole costs

Water borehole costs

Water borehole costs depend on the geology of the ground being drilled, the general site conditions, location, ease of access for drilling rigs and so on.

As a specialist in water borehole drilling, we provide you with quotes that provide a clear breakdown of borehole costs to make it easy to understand. Here are some typical borehole drilling costs:

Geological survey
Before providing you with a quote for the cost of drilling a borehole, we first need to conduct a geological survey. We can arrange this for you, typical cost is £395 + VAT.

Borehole drilling
The cost per meter for drilling a water borehole, typically £40-65 per metre for a standard domestic water borehole.

Lining and packing the borehole
The charge per metre for the supply and installation of well screen, casing and glass/gravel filter pack, typically £25 per metre.

Well head
A requirement of the private water supply regulations, a purpose built manhole chamber is installed over the head of the borehole. This protects it and allows access. For a domestic water borehole the cost is typically £600.

Pump system
A critical component. The cost of the submersible pump system and electrical controls depends on the borehole depth, flow and pressure requirements and how far water has to travel to reach the property. Typical costs for a domestic system can be between £2,000 and £3,000.

Mobilisation
The cost of moving borehole drilling rigs, equipment, materials and personnel to and from the site. Depends on location and access.

Water analysis
A full chemical analysis of the borehole water is required. The test costs £185 and a full chemical (Suite B) water analysis certificate is provided for your reference.

Water treatment
Following water analysis we will be able to quote you the cost of water treatment systems that you may need to meet current UK drinking water regulations.

To arrange a survey and a quote for the cost of a borehole for you home or business, get in touch with Geologic Boreholes, a specialist in water borehole drilling. Call 01404 822 032.