How Much is Borehole Drilling in Nigeria?
Cost of Borehole Drilling in Nigeria – The role which water plays in a building or the running of the whole ecosystem cannot be overemphasized. Many, over time, have sought ways of making water more accessible for human use.
Wells worked perfectly for human consumption for a long time, but the challenge that came with wells is in the fact that it would start filling up for the base after a long time, and when there is heavy rainfall, the water in the well would probably become quite muddy. Another challenge that came with the use of wells is the fact that wells require a lot of human resources both to dig and operate.
Many wells collapse after a long time, and the collapse of wells has accounted for the death of many. All these are the challenges that surrounded the use of wells.
After time passed, humankind started the search for a means of making water more accessible for human use. This search is what has led to the discovery of the borehole.
A borehole, just as its name sounds, involves making (or boring) a hole in the ground until the water cistern is met, thereby allowing the pressurized outflow of the water from the cistern. The borehole became a better alternative to the use of wells for many because it is relatively safer when compared to the fact that a lot of wells collapse and take people, and sometimes property with them. Asides the fact that boreholes are considerably more reliable, they also last quite a long time, when compared to wells that only last a decade or two before they collapse, and this has caused many to opt for the borehole option in their building projects.
The price of borehole drilling in Nigeria is not fixed, and this is because of the many unstable factors that surround the drilling of these water holes in the Nigerian topography. Many factors influence the pricing of borehole drilling in the Nigerian environment. However, we will be as generic as possible with the pricing that is contained in the lines of this article.
In the following lines of his article, we will highlight the prices that are attached to the drilling of boreholes in the Nigerian society, as well as some of the factors that influence the pricing of borehole drilling in Nigeria. One must, however, take into account the fact that borehole drilling is many times carried out by independent contractors, and so the price may not be entirely fixed.
Cost of Borehole Drilling in Nigeria
As earlier stated, many factors surround the drilling of boreholes in Nigeria. Before we dive into what the pricing of borehole drilling in Nigeria says, we will highlight some of the significant factors that determine the price of drilling a borehole in Nigeria.
- Land Topography
The borehole drilling process involves boring into the ground until water is reached. The method of drilling a hole is not hard. However, some areas have a very harsh land topography. Many times, in areas, like these, it would require a lot more effort on the side of the contractor, digging the borehole to get to the water, and this has a way of telling on the price of the hole drilling in the end. Places where water can be reached within a very short reach form the ground surface would take only a little effort to dig a borehole. In the end, drilling a borehole in places with harsh land topographies is possible. However, it is generally much more expensive than places with friendly topographies. Harsh and friendly topographies here mean factors that either disfavor or suit the drilling of boreholes, factors such as the hardness (or softness) of the ground, the dryness (or wetness) of the earth, et cetera.
- Borehole digging Process Employed
There are two significant methods of going about the digging of boreholes, and they both have their varying cost implications.
The first of the two is the manual borehole drilling process. This is usually highly labour intensive, as it involves a group of men trying to manually drive the drill into the ground until the water cistern is reached. The manual borehole drilling process is quite impressive, as although many people are involved in its drilling, it still takes more time to get over the whole process. The fantastic thing about the manual borehole drilling process is the fact that it is eventually the cheaper of the two options available.
The other option is the automated drilling process, and you most probably have seen this somewhere around. This form of borehole drilling involves the use of a borehole drilling machine to engage in the drilling process. This form of borehole drilling is a lot more effective and saves a lot of time. The automated borehole drilling process, when compared to the manual one, is quite expensive, and this is why many low-end income people prefer to go for the former drilling option as compared to the price of the latter.
- Location and Running Costs
The location where the borehole is intended to be dug also tells a lot about the final price of the process. Places like Lagos, which generally have a very high cost of living, tend to charge more for drilling boreholes than other areas where life is not so expensive. Because of the cost of living in these high profile areas, the cost of running around also increases, and all these factors tell on the final price of the borehole drilling process.
The cost of drilling an average borehole in Nigeria varies between a hundred and twenty thousand Naira (NGN 120,000) and six hundred thousand Naira (NGN 600,000) depending on the factors that we have discussed above, and a few other ones.
The price of drilling boreholes manually varies between one hundred and twenty thousand Naira (NGN 120,000) and three hundred thousand Naira (NGN 300,000).
The price of drilling boreholes with the automated method varies between three hundred thousand Naira (NGN 300,000) and six hundred thousand Naira (NGN 600,000).
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