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Frequently asked questions
How much does borehole drilling cost in Nigeria?
The average price of the manual drilling method is from ₦120,000 - ₦300,000 while heavy duty drilling costs ₦250,000 – ₦650,000. The cost of materials, location, and also the number of contractors could affect the price of borehole drilling.
How much does borehole drilling cost per meter?
From ₦5,000 to ₦10,000 depending the location or the type of soil.
Do I need permission to dig a borehole?
In Nigeria, you don't need permission to dig a borehole as long as it is on your land. It is however advisable to allow a professional advise you on the best spot to dig a borehole on your land. So you can get clean water that will last long.
Is it safe to drink borehole water?
Yes, because at the depth where the water is gotten there are no contaminants. However, if you have any concerns concerning the safety of the water, you can have it tested.
Can a borehole run dry?
No, unless you experience drought for a few years. The chances of this happening in Nigeria is very low, almost unrealistic. However, you should hire a professional borehole driller to dig your borehole, so the borehole doesn't run dry because it wasn't dug properly.
How long does a borehole last?
A borehole dug properly can last 15 to 30 years, with little maintenance needed during or after this time.