Econet Sued US$1 200 Over Botched Borehole Deal!

ECONET Services trading as, Clean City Drilling, has been dragged to court by one Dorcas Moyo for failing to finish a borehole drilling worth $56 000 in the local currency, and US$1 200.

According to summons filed with the High Court, Moyo and Clean City Drilling entered into an agreement in which the company was to drill and case a borehole for a fee of US$1 200 and $56 000.

Clean City Drilling agreed it would drill and case a 50-meter deep borehole.

Moyo paid US$1 200 and $56 000 through a bank transfer.
Econet Sued US$1 200 Over Botched Borehole Deal!
Econet Sued US$1 200 Over Botched Borehole Deal!
On the same day of payment, Clean City Drilling drilled the agreed 50-meter deep borehole, which yielded a good harvest of water.

Clean City Drilling was then obligated to do casing of the borehole on the same day to avoid foreign particles finding their way into the water.

However, Clean City Drilling only cased 24 meters of the borehole and left a balance of 26 meters.

Moyo told the court the company had undertaken to finish off the casing the following day but never returned as agreed.

She said despite demand the company has failed, refused, ignored, or neglected to pay.

As such Moyo is seeking an order directing the company to complete the job in terms of their agreement or to be refunded the money she paid Clean City Drilling.

She is being represented by Mtombeni, Mukwesha, Muzawazi, and Associates.

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The Cost or Prices For Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe:

1. Siting: $100.00USD
2. Drilling and Casing: (40 Metres) $1300.00USD - (Using Class 6)
3. AC Electrical Installation: $1000.00USD
4. Solar Pump Installation: $1400.00USD
5. Extra Metres After 40 Metres: USD $45.00USD per metre.
6. 5000 Litre Tank and 4 metre Tank Stand: $1000.00USD
7. Stuck Pump Fishing Out: $180.00USD
8. Capacity Testing: $250.00USD

- Casing with Class 9 Casing incurs an additional $200.00USD.
- Double Casing: $20.00USD per metre.

Note this is the average price borehole companies charge for their services in Zimbabwe, but this figure is subject to changes if conditions are different depending on the construction site.

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