The Overstrand Municipality will be drilling two new boreholes to expand its groundwater capabilities, in order to meet growing demand for water in the town.
If all goes according to plan, drilling is scheduled to start next week.
These boreholes are on municipal land, within the vicinity of Mountain Drive, across the R43 from the Gateway Shopping Centre (Borehole no. GWP 16), and ± 100 meters North of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness (borehole no. GWP 17)
The boreholes will be drilled to a depth of approximately 300 meters and are designed to target the deeper Peninsula Formation aquifer and will therefore not affect the shallower aquifers from which most households abstract their groundwater.