Case Studies


Midlands Pumps has extensive experience across a wide range of services, including borehole Installation, borehole repair, borehole siting, borehole drilling, water yield testing, borehole camera inspections, iron oxide control, borehole rehabilitation, telemetry and data logging in and around South Africa. Our experience means we have a wealth of informative case studies. Below is a recent selection, but we have many more, which include testimonials from satisfied customers. To discuss your particular needs and to find out more about our relevant experience, contact Midland Pumps today.



Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg : Borehole Drilling and Borehole Installation

Client’s Problem: Looking for an affordable way to substitute the cost of water for the establishment, as well as provide water during municipal shortages

Client’s Requirements: Carry out installation of borehole submersible equipment in existing newly drilled borehole to supply water to hospital during municipal outages.

Borehole Location: Near Helipad at Pietermaritzburg Mediclinic

Equipment installation depth: 150 meters Below ground level

Equipment flow rate potential 120 000liters per day.

Pump equipment installed: 5.5kW 400 volt Wilo Stainless Steel Pump and Motor set.

Rising main pipe: Threaded uPVC pipe (Specially ordered for high pressure installations).

Control Panel: Motoscope Supra Protection c/w Pressure switch lockout automation for switching pump on and off when there is a suitable demand.


Golden Horse Casino Pietermaritzburg : Borehole Siting, Drilling and Yield Testing

(project still in progress – Expected completion date September 2017)

Client’s Problem: Looking for an affordable way to substitute the cost of water for the establishment, as well as provide water during municipal shortages.

Client’s Requirements: Carry out siting, drilling and yield testing of new borehole to substitute the water consumption for the Hotel and surrounding amenities.

Borehole Location: In Parking lot.

Drilled depth: 150 meters Below ground level

Steel casing installation depth: 80 meters Below ground level- Due to unstable geology and borehole constantly collapsing.

Yield Test results: Still to be tested.

Pump equipment installed: Yet to be equipped.

Rising main pipe: n/a

Control Panel: n/a

Filtration: n/a


Clinton Ross : Solar Borehole Installation Project

Client’s Problem: Looking for a sustainable source of potable water that can provide for the residence, garden and wildlife, whilst utilizing renewable energy to power the system.

Client’s Requirements: Carry out siting, drilling and yield testing of new borehole to supply potable water for household, garden and wildlife watering hole on Mt Verde Wildlife Sanctuary Estate.

Client has opted for renewable energy (Solar) for his household, and therefore requested the same for his borehole water supply- Completely off the grid.

Borehole Location: Approximately 500 meters away from existing tanks.

Drilled depth: 100 meters Below ground level

Available abstraction: 6000 – 8000 litre per hour.(72 000- 96 000 litres per day).

Required abstraction: 3 000 – 5000 litre per hour.

Pump equipment installed: 1.5kW 400 volt Wilo Stainless Steel Submersible Pump set.

Solar AC Variable Frequency: Schneider ATV315 1.5kW 500V

Solar Array: 27 x Caterpillar 115 watt thin film panels (3 x nine panel arrays).

Filtration: No filtration or water treatment necessary.