Drilling of two new boreholes at the Gateway well field in Hermanus is expected to start soon.
The appointed drilling contractor, Steyn’s Drilling, said drilling equipment are moving on site this week. Nearby properties, including the Gateway Shopping Centre management, have been informed of the planned drilling activities.
The drilling sites were selected by geohydrologists, based on the available hydrogeological information and the likelihood of it delivering a good sustainable yield. The water will be pumped to the Preekstoel Water Treatment Plant for treatment to potable standard, from where it will be distributed into the town’s water supply network.
“We will only be sure about the sustainable yield after the holes have been drilled and tested. The boreholes will be utilized on a permanent basis, and will be monitored continuously,” said Deputy Director of Engineering and Planning, Hanré Blignaut.