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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. Find out more about the use of <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Residential-utility-services/Residential-water-and-sanitation-services/Alternative-water-sources-for-the-home">boreholes and wellpoints for the home</a> or your business or organisation and the use of <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Residential-utility-services/Residential-water-and-sanitation-services/alternative-water-sources">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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Register/Water-and-sanitation/Register-a-borehole">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="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/Intention_sink_borehole_or_wellpoint_application_form.pdf" 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>​water@capetown.gov.za</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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Register/Water-and-sanitation/Register-a-borehole"> 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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/2016-residential-water-restrictions-explained">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>National Government Department of Water and Sanitation ​​gazetted new guidelines for all borehole and wellpoint use, effective from <a href="http://www.dwa.gov.za/Documents/Gazettes/41381_12-1_WaterSanitation.pdf">12 January 2018 Government Gazette No. 41381 (Vol. 631)​</a><a class="icon link-external"></a>.</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="mailto:water@capetown.gov.za">water@capetown.​gov.za</a></em> </p><p>Y​ou can also visit the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Water%20and%20Sanitation%20Department"> 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.

 

 

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