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Apply to sink a borehole or wellpoint <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​About boreholes and wellpoints</h2> <p>As boreholes and wellpoints pose a risk to the municipal drinking water supply system and may have an impact on the environment, they must be well regulated and monitored. Over-extraction of groundwater can result in the lowering of groundwater levels, affect downstream users, lead to reduced water levels in streams and rivers and cause other environmental harm. </p> <p>Find out more about the use of <a href="">boreholes and wellpoints for the home</a> or your business or organisation and the use of <a href="">alternative water sources</a>.</p> <p>If you would like to sink a borehole or wellpoint, you must follow the application process below.</p> <h2 class="sectHeading">How to apply </h2></span> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>Applications to sink a borehole or wellpoint should be applied for 14 days prior to installation and then <a href="">registered with the City</a> after installation.</p></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Find a good contractor who can survey the site and provide all the correct information you will need for your application. </p><p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Next, download and fill in the <a href="" target="_blank">apply to sink a borehole or wellpoint application form​</a>, listed in the document downloads section below. </p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>Submit the following documents along with your application:</b></p><ul><li>a certified copy of your ID​;</li><li>proof of address; and</li><li>a drainage layout plan showing the point of extraction.</li></ul></div></div></span><br>​ <p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Submit your application, either by emailing it to <a> <em>​</em></a><em> </em>or posting it to:</p><p> <em>Policy and Regulation</em><br><em>Water Demand Management & Strategy</em><br><em>City of Cape Town</em><br><em>P O Box 100</em><br><em>Goodwood</em><br><em>7459</em></p><p>You will be contacted regarding the outcome of your application. If your application is successful, you will need to <a href=""> register your borehole</a> once installation has been completed.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> <a href="">Water restriction</a> guidelines require borehole and wellpoint owners to display the appropriate signage.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​G​overnment regulation</h2> <p> <a href="" target="_blank">National Government Department of Water and Sanitation<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> ​​gazetted new guidelines for all borehole and wellpoint use, effective from 12 January 2018 Government Gazette No. 41381 (Vol. 631)​.</p> <ul><li>​​Borehole/wellpoint water use must be metered and all users are required to keep records and have these available for inspection.</li><li>Permission from the national Department of Water and Sanitation is needed to sell or buy borehole/wellpoint water.</li></ul> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​Contact us</h2></span> <h4>​City Call Centre</h4><p> <em>Telephone: <br><a>0860 103 089</a><br><br>Email: <br><a href="">water@capetown.​</a></em> </p><p>Y​ou can also visit the <a href=""> Water and Sanitation Department page</a>.</p>GP0|#aae9bde9-1c89-4895-a898-fcd0453f81ec;L0|#0aae9bde9-1c89-4895-a898-fcd0453f81ec|Water and sanitation;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#6c293e71-0db4-42d2-a348-6d21e8d13030;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4If you would like to sink a borehole or wellpoint for domestic purposes on your property then you must first apply to do so with the City.0



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