Borehole Water Project Nepal - Laval R-CAM 1000 XLT Case Study
9 September 2020
The town only has one water treatment works and water is supplied from five boreholes via a network of pipes. Early on, the team discovered a problem with sand contamination, as Nick Walters, Anglian Water’s Groundwater Surface Water Manager, explains: “The borehole should have been about 180m deep, but because it had back-filled with sand, it was nearer 50m and there were real concerns about water quality.”
To help investigate the problem, the team turned to Geoquip, who recommended using a robust and lightweight R-CAM 1000 XLT Downhole Camera. Not only did this identify a breech in a borehole casing, but it allowed local managers and engineers to be trained on using the equipment—many of them had never had the opportunity to use a camera to look down a borehole before.
“The training was very successful,” said Nick. “The focus was on hands-on use of the camera and enhancing their skills. The education element of the workshops was very valuable.”