Get the best Borehole Drilling Services in Kenya
Borehole Drilling in Kenya is carried out to satisfy the ever growing demand for water, mainly for domestic use, irrigation, industrial and livestock needs. Borehole drilling in Kenya is mainly done efficiently using latest state of the art borehole drilling machines (known commercially as borehole drilling rigs). Manual borehole drilling is is also done using human energy. Currently, Grekkon Limited is one of the largest borehole drilling companies in Kenya with years of experience in drilling and equipping.
Over the years, Grekkon Limited has proven to be one of the best borehole drilling companies in Kenya and the entire East Africa. Being one of the leading well drilling companies in Kenya, we always strive to give our clients the best and prompt services. Our borehole drilling services in Kenya are top notch, always meeting customer needs.
Cost of Drilling Borehole in Kenya (Per meter per County)
|County||Cost (Min)||Cost (Max)|
|Nairobi||KES 6,500||KES 9,500|
|Kajiado||KES 6,500||KES 9,500|
|Machakos||KES 6,600||KES 9,500|
|Kitui||KES 6,800||KES 9,500|
|Makueni||KES 6,700||KES 9,500|
|Kiambu||KES 6,500||KES 9,500|
|Nakuru||KES 6,800||KES 9,500|
|Kisumu||KES 7,500||KES 9,500|
|Turkana||KES 8,000||KES 9,500|
|Bungoma||KES 6,900||KES 9,500|
|Busia||KES 7,700||KES 9,500|
|Narok||KES 6,800||KES 9,500|
|Mombasa||KES 7,500||KES 9,500|
|Kilifi||KES 7,500||KES 9,500|
|Kwale||KES 7,600||KES 9,500|
|Baringo||KES 6,900||KES 9,500|
|Siaya||KES 7,600||KES 9,500|
|Homabay||KES 7,600||KES 9,500|
|Uasin Gishu||KES 6,900||KES 9,500|
Loose soils are generally more costly than rocky soils. This is technically referred to as wet and dry drilling respectively. All our drilling covers actual drilling, casing, test pumping and water analysis.
Requirements for drilling a borehole in Kenya
In order to drill a borehole in Kenya, the following is required:
1. Hydrogeological survey
This is done to determine the underground water potential. A hydrogeology survey report will give an estimate of the drilling depth, site location and the nature of rock and soil formation which will assist in determining casing materials and the cost of drilling. This survey must be done with an independent, qualified and registered hydrogeologist.
2. WRA (Water Resource Management Authority) Permit.
They issue borehole drilling license and authorize drilling once the hydrogeologist report is ready. For you to be licensed by the WRMA, an application needs to be done online or physically visit their offices located across the country. WRA gives authorization licenses which is a green light to drill a borehole. They then issue a water permit that gives you permission to access the water resources as much as you want.
3. NEMA (National Environment Management Authority) Permit
This assesses the effect of drilling on the environment. The report gives both positive and negative impacts on the environment incase drilling is done. If the project will not have negative impacts that may be hazardous to the environment, then a green light permit is given by them
Once all the above are met, drilling will proceed.
Borehole Drilling Procedure in Kenya
1. Hydrogeological survey
This is to establish the soil formation, depth and location of where the actual drilling will be done. It also assists in getting the required government approvals such as NEMA and WARMA certificates.
2. Actual Drilling
Actual drilling involves machine (drilling rig) mobilization and drilling. Drilling begins from above ground upto the recommended depth by the hydrogeologist. During drilling, casing is also done using steel or plastic casings. Borehole casing helps in preventing the borehole from collapsing and prevents impurities from contaminating the borehole water.
3. Test Pumping
Once drilling is complete, test pumping is done to determine the borehole yield or capacity in m3 per hour (m3/hr) This is done by continuously pumping water out of the borehole for 24 hours. Test pumping also helps in selecting the right pump for the borehole.
4. Water Chemical Analysis.
This is done to determine the suitability of the borehole water for drinking, irrigation or any other use. Some boreholes produce pure neutral water while others may produce salty water which may require treatment before use.
5. Borehole Equipping.
This entails installation of pumps in the borehole. Electric submersible, solar submersible or diesel pumps may be installed depending on expert advise. Pipes immersed into the borehole may be uPVC pipes or HDPE pipes, depending on the depth.
6. Auxiliary Services
Borehole drilling timelines
|Activity||Appox No of Days|
|Hydrogeological survey & report writing||7 days|
|WRMA/NEMA Permits||15-30 days|
|Actual Drilling||4-7 days|
|Equipping (Pump Installation)||1-2 days|
Applications and uses of borehole water in Kenya.
Drilled water has several uses including:
- Domestic drinking water
- Irrigation (Mainly drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation systems. Harvested water can be stored in reservoirs with dam liners or pumped directly to the farm.
- Livestock use
- Recreational facilities
Free borehole drilling in Kenya
Free borehole drilling in Kenya is done by local and national governments to communities. In this type of arrangement, the government pays service providers who then carry out the drilling. Grekkon Limited is a powerhouse and offers cheap borehole drilling in Kenya.
Borehole Drilling FAQ
The average depth of a borehole in Kenya is 100m-300m depending on the location.
It ranges between Kes. 6,500 to Kes. 8,000 per m
They range between Kes. 4,000 to Kes. 7,000 per pc (4m long)
It ranges between Kes. 7,000 to Kes. 8,500 per m
This is usually done by local and national governments.
Between Kes. 7,000 to Kes. 8,500 per m
Between Kes. 6,500 to Kes. 8,500 per m
Between Kes. 6,000 to Kes. 8,500 per m