I want to have a bore hole drilled at home and I have a spot where I want it drilled. I called a few companies for a quote and they all want to send some dude out first to do some divining and charge about R2000 for a guy to walk around and identify spots where there will be water. Then they will only quote me for the hole.
Now lots of neighbours have boreholes from 9m deep to 60m deep with around 30m being the average. One even has water pouring out of the ground continuously and has a full dam as well as filling another 2 neighbours dams.
According to the bore hole companies I've called, the water runs in veins and if you just drill anywhere you not going to hit a vein and won't hit water. The diviner can apparently tell where these veins are and even how deep they are. Some diviners use rods and some use electronic gizmos.
To me this water divining seems like a con. Loads of heighbours have bore holes so there is water available in our area. But to tell me that on spot X there is water and on spot Y 5meters from X its dry seems like fairy tales.
So what are your experiences and views on the matter?