Daisa Farm at Timau, Kenya operated by East African Growers, a horticultural enterprise had one borehole that was sorely insufficient to meet their demand.
Following surveys on the sizable land, it became clear that no aquifer would be struck that would be worth the effort. We advised the proprietor that his neighbour’s farm had a high chance for a successful borehole. After permissions, we entered the farm and located a site 50m from the edge of Daisa property.
The owner of the land, a peasant farmer, was shocked that he sat on an artesian aquifer – the borehole drilled here struck water at 96m below ground level, but the water shot up 10 metres above the ground.