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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Borehole Pump March 21, 2018

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Borehole Pump, Nogal, New Mexico

Borehole drilling is an excellent way to access water that can be used for irrigation or drinking. However, it’s useless without a pump, as it’s needed to extract the water from its deep location. Once the borehole is created, apply a water pump, but you’ll quickly discover there are many options. To narrow down your choices, consider the attributes you need.

5 Borehole Pump Considerations

1. Application

What was your primary reason for borehole drilling in the first place? Irrigating a garden will require different expectations for a water pump than if you were merely trying to store the liquid for a future time.

2. Diameter

Borehole drilling produces specific hole diameters. This will be a major concern when looking for a pump, as you’ll need it to fit down into the space without an issue. It’s also important to consider how smaller pumps have a harder time getting water to the surface; so, you might have to purchase a multi-stage pump to improve pumping efficiency.

3. Water Level Depthborehole drilling

After the borehole drilling is complete, the pump will be placed below the water level. For every 10 vertical meters when the pump is submerged, an extra bar of pressure is needed to keep the water and air inside the tank separated. Without adequate air pressure, the pump will not be capable of pumping water correctly.

4. Pumping Distance

Knowing the horizontal distance between the top of the borehole and the water’s final destination is also important when factoring in pressure requirements. The further away a target is, the more factors there are to overcome. For instance, viscosity—a state of being thick, sticky, and semifluid due to friction—becomes more of an issue the further the water has to travel.

5.  Pipe Diameter

One problem that impacts friction is the water pump’s pipe diameter. Smaller pipes create more friction than larger ones and require more pressure to overcome this problem.


When you need a good source of water to improve your land irrigation or help with feeding your animals, contact Usrey Drilling. This fourth-generation family-owned company provides borehole drilling and pumping work to the Nogal and surrounding New Mexico area. Call them at (575) 257-8584 to find out how they can help you. If you’d like to learn more about their services, stop by their website and Facebook page.

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