Generally both ground water and surface water can be used for drinking water providing. Ground water is more preferable over surface water for a number of reasons. Firstly, groundwater is more predictable and reliable even during droughts. Surface water can be quickly depleted. In most cases, ground water is easier and cheaper to treat than surface water due to naturally more clean.
The most common method for ground water extraction is to use borehole pumps in different size depends on amount of required water and conditions in the well. Especially for drinking water supply networks, borehole pumps have long term operations and high energy consumption. This means there is big potential for energy/cost saving.
Since natural operating conditions of borehole pumps, difficult to understand what happens in the wells and not easy to reach the pump in case of any problem. Therefore robustness and durability are very critical during ground water extraction.
- Why is ground water important for drinking water providing.
- What are the main benefits of using best in class borehole pumps for ground water extraction.