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You have a small holding with a borehole.
The borehole is a 100 meter deep.
You use the borehole water for all the uses on the property.
You have installed the borehole system about ten years ago and experience no problems with it.
The water taste good much better than the tap water of the municipality.

Distance between the drain or pit toilet and the borehole?

I forgot to mention the animal den where you keep them at night.
Did you know that if your borehole is a 100 meters deep and the sheep den is also a 100 meters from the borehole.
Then you can bet that the urine of the sheep would be present in the borehole water.
It depends if the water flow towards the borehole from the sheep’s den.
Yes the urine flow downwards and when the groundwater comes in contact with it the borehole water will then be contaminated.

I have taken a borehole water sample from a borehole in the Kameeldrift area.
I looked under the microscope there on the premises.
I thought that the water would be clean for the owners informed me that the nearest drain was about 950 meters from the borehole.
I found some live roundworms in the borehole water.

That was strange.

I ask the owners if there was any other drain like a pit toilet near the borehole.
They informed me that the neighbour’s employees have a pit toilet about 600 meters from the borehole.
That explains it all why the roundworms were present in the borehole water.

How does the groundwater flow?

The groundwater and that includes the borehole water flow underground.
The way it flows is in pipes that look just like a pipe made from ground.
This natural pipe flow in any direction, up and down and to the sides.
That is why you can never say or predict from where the borehole water flow.
The borehole water that flow through your borehole could easily flow past a cemetery or a sewerage plant.

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