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As a leading borehole drilling company in Kenya, we not only drill wells but thoroughly guide farmers on what is needed to procure borehole drilling services from Grekkon Limited. When the borehole is complete, we provide a borehole water pump that evacuates water to a storage unit. Our borehole pumps are submersible solar or electric types. In this piece, we provide a breakdown of the average cost of drilling a borehole in Kenya depending on the drilling method adopted

 

Best borehole drilling company- Grekkon Limited

A Grekkon Limited’s borehole drilling rig in Yatta, Machakos county

Requirements for drilling a borehole in Kenya

Borehole drilling process

  • Conduction of a hydro-geological survey to establish the 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 from; Water resource management authority (WARMA), National environmental management authority (NEMA), and the county government (if the county government must approve)
  • Physical site visit for logistics assessment
  • Generation of a detailed quote
  • Down-payment of 75% of the total amount

 

Our borehole drilling price in Kenya varies with the drilling method, which is determined by 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 6,700
2. Mud drilling Drilling on loose ground that has no or minimal rock beneath

KES 15,050

 

Cost of Drilling A Borehole in Kenya

Details
  Process Cost Per Meter- Air drilling method Cost Per Meter- Mud drilling method
1 Mobilisation KES 420 KES 420
2 Drilling KES 3,220 KES 11,270
3 Casing KES 2,269 KES 2,569
4 Graveling KES 280 KES 280
5 Well development KES 70 KES 70
6 Test pumping KES 420 KES 420
7 Water chemical analysis KES 21 KES 21
  Total KES 6,700 KES 15,050

 

Note that the mobilisation cost varies with the location. The cost of drilling a borehole in Nakuru will be different from the cost of drilling a borehole in Wajir

 

Borehole water pump cost in Kenya

A test pumping report

 

water analysis report

A water analysis report

 

 

Borehole drilling in Nakuru county by Grekkon Limited for community use


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. We cost mobiliation by distance. A borehole project 500kms away from our office will pay more for mobilisation than one that is 50kms away

  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. This is to keep the wall from collapsing throughout the lifetime of the borehole. There are 2 types of casings

    3.1. Continuous casings. They line the sections where the aquifer(s) is absent

           3.2. Slotted casings. They line the aquifer sections to allow water into the well. The slots are 1mm to 2mm in size

     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. Well development and capping

            The well is cleaned of all debris and sealed at the top with a cap to prevent dirt and other material from getting in

     6. Test pumping

           We draw out borehole water for 24 hours. This shows the yield of the well, recharge rate and water level. It is with this report that we determine the right solar or electric submersible water pump

     7. Water chemical analysis

            Laboratory analysis of the chemical composition of the borehole water

 

 

Borehole Drilling Questions

FAQs to Borehole Drilling Services 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

What is the average depth of a borehole in Kenya?

None. This is by location only because the variances  are large.

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. For farming, a higher yield is better

Can a borehole be drilled anywhere?

No. Only where there is a water aquifer. This is why a hydro-geological survey is conducted to show exactly where the water source is

Can borehole water run out?

Yes it does when the water aquifer dries up

Do I need permission to drill a borehole?

Yes, permission must be sought. 3 certificates and permits are needed in order of priority listed below

  1. Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA) certificate
  2. National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)
  3. County government permit (in conties that demnd this)

 

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

Comments (19)

  • I want a borehole at komothai location Nginduri village let me know the cost my no is 0722497988

    Reply
    • Good morning Hannah,

      We will call you to discuss your borehole drilling service cost

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I need your service in Rumuruti and I don’t know any surveyor. Kindly advise. 0727797958

    Samuel
    Reply
    • Good evening Samuel,

      As a the borehole drilling company in Kenya, we will assist you undertake your hydrogeological survey. Our Nyahururu office will call you

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I would like to do a bore hole in Ruiru. Give me a quote and cost for a good pump

    Reply
    • Good afternoon Joan,

      To give you your total borehole cost in Kenya, we need to have your hydrogeological survey report. If you haven’t done one yet, we will assist you

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Great info,
    My query is, do you have warranty on your pumps, solar panels and also do you give after sales services? I have been buying coco peat from your Eldoret shop for a while now and getting good customer care services, keep up the good work.

    Brian
    Reply
    • Good morning Brian,

      Thank you for your kind compliments. Yes, our solar submersible water pumps have a warranty, and when the time comes to service the pump, we support you

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I want a borehole at end corner of ndaragwa how can we contact

    Simon nderitu
    Reply
    • Good evening Simon,

      For your borehole drilling services in Ndaragwa, we’ll serve you from our Nyeri office. Please share with use your hydrogeological survey report for a detailed quote

      Best regards,

      Cuatomer Service

      Reply
  • Well done job when given opportunity

    Reply
    • Good morning Gordon,

      Thank you for your compliment to this borehole drilling services company in Kenya

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Need to survey and drill water at my ukambani home. Can I be reached on 0722406727

    Jonathan
    Reply
    • Good evening Jonathan,

      For your borehole drilling requirements, our commercial team will reach tomorrow

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Good morning,

    i am looking for a drilling facility for a borehore in Ruai. Please get in touch. Thanks

    wanjiku chiuri
    Reply
    • Good morning Wanjikú,

      For your borehole drilled cost in Kenya quotation, please share with us your hydrogeological survey report

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • am thankful for this information which is in depth. very educative and informative.

    Ben Angote
    Reply
    • Good morning Ben,

      Thank you for your compliment of Grekkon Limited’s piece as the best borehole drilling company in Kenya.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
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