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Comparing The Village Drill to other drilling methods

The Village Drill can do all that other manual drilling techniques can do and much, much more.  If the goal is a sustainable, self managed drilling business, by all measurable indicators the Village Drill has proven to be the most cost effective and sustainable method of borehole development, available.

Auger Drilling Cable Tooling The Village Drill Big Rig Drilling
% of Areas Where Drills are Effective 30% 25% 78% 22%
Typical Cost to Drill 1 Borehole $2,000-$4,000 $2,000-$4,000 $2,000-$4,000 $15,000-$25,000
Typical Drill Depth (ft) 30 60+ 150+ 300+
Average Drill Time (days to typical depth) 1-3 10-14 1-3 1-2
Complexity of Use Low Low Low High
Labor Intensity High High Low Low
Difficulty of Transportability Low Low Low High
Durability Low High High Low
Local Drill Ownership Yes Yes Yes No
Substrate – Consolidated (Rock) No Low Medium/High High
Substrate – Wet No No High High
Substrate – Unconsolidated (sand, silt) Low No High Low
Material Weight (lbs) 150 200 2,500 20,000
Margin Cost by Weight $66,600 $87,500 $22,500 $144,000
Estimated Total Cost $4,000 $7,000 $22,500 $350,000