Best Borehole Drilling Company

Best borehole drilling company

Among the borehole drilling companies in Kenya, we’re service-oriented providing clients with clean borehole water. After drilling is done, we install a borehole water pump to evacuate water to a storage unit. Our borehole pumps are submersible solar or electric types.

Requirements for drilling a borehole in Kenya

  • Conduction of a hydro-geological survey to establish point of drilling, depth, rock structure and amount of water present beneath
  • Review of the hydro-geological survey report
  • Client submission of licenses and permits; WARMA, NEMA, and county government
  • Physical site visit for logistics assessment
  • Generation of a detailed quote
  • Downpayment of 75% of the total amount

Borehole drilling cost in Kenya varies with the borehole location and the rock structure. Below is an indicative price tabulation.

Borehole Drilling Price In Kenya

Drilling Method
What it entails
Price in KES Per Meter
1. Air drilling Drilling on stable ground that has a proper rock formation beneath KES 7,200
2. Mud drilling Drilling on loose ground that has no or minimal rock beneath KES 14,500

How to drill a borehole in Kenya; What the drilling cost entails

  1. Mobilisation

    This is the transfer to the well site of the rig, equipment, and labor

  2. Borehole drilling

    This is the actual process of sinking a well in the ground in order to obtain water. The depth of sinking depends on the reading of the hydro-geological survey report. This report states the depth, amount of water expected, and the geological structure of the soil and rock underneath. The normal size of the borehole is 8 inches in diameter, but the surface section is 10 inches.

  3. Casing

    We line the walls of the borehole with mild steel casings to keep the wall from collapsing throughout the lifetime of the borehole. Continuous steel casing is used all over except where the aquifer(s) is located. Here, we use slotted casings to allow for water percolation into the drilled well.

  4. Graveling

          It is the application of gravel sand between the borehole walls and the mild steel casings. Gravel filters soil and other impurities and keeps the casings firmly in position.

      5. Test pumping

           Borehole water is pumped out continuously for 24 hours to determine the volume and recharge rate.

Borehole drilling costs also include; chemical water analysis to the 5 activities above.

Borehole Drilling Questions

FAQs to Borehole Drilling in Kenya

How much is drilling a borehole in Kenya?

As the best borehole drilling company in Kenya, we tailor our price according to the hydro-geological survey result finding.


How many meters is a borehole?

From 50M and below, a well qualifies as a borehole.

How do you know where to drill a borehole?

Through a hydro-geological survey by an independent hydro-geologist. It determines; water availability at which point, how much water, and at what depth

How long does a borehole last?

It lasts in as much as the water table or aquifer remains

What is a good borehole yield?

It depends on water usage. For domestic use, a yield of 2 cubic meters per day is sufficient for a homestead. Depending on the size of the commercial farm, a yield beyond 50 cubics per day will be required.

Can a borehole be drilled anywhere?

No. Only where there is a water aquifer

Can borehole water run out?

Yes it does when the water aquifer dries up

Besides drilling, Grekkon Limited’s agronomy team will design a crop irrigation system for all borehole clients without charge. We provide a detailed crop growing program with on the ground agronomy support for the first season of the crop.

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

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