Different water bores and irrigation needs
require specific water bore pumps.

Water bores are just holes in the ground without bore pumps. A bore pump is a crucial part of the system, as it pulls water from the bore and into the irrigation system mainline and peripheral pipes.

At BD Water, we are experienced with the installation of water bore pumps in Perth. Our experience tells us to only trust in the most reliable brands in Australia, so we only work with 2 bore pump models in all of our installations - Lowara and Grundfos.

We suggest the appropriate model and size of the bore pump based entirely on your property goals, taking into account the water bore and irrigation systems requirements.

Typically, we carry out bore pump installation once we have drilled your new bore. However, we are more than happy to install a submersible pump if you have an existing bore.

We can also take care of your bore pump repairs, whether you have a commercial or residential property. We lift your existing bore pump, assess any pump repairs and if needed replace the damaged bore pump with the new model.

We can also drill an entirely new bore if the pump repairs are not feasible - or if you wish to do so. In some cases, bore pump repairs are simply too cost ineffective.

Water pump installation for Leederville and Perth Hills.

Bore pumps and water bores are trickier than they seem,
we know our way around all the technicalities.

Choosing a suitable bore pump

Bore pumps come in all shapes, sizes, brands and so much more. Avoid pump repairs by choosing the right submersible pump.

It is important for system efficiency and sustainability to choose the appropriate bore pumps for the water bores and irrigation needs. We only install bore pumps we believe will fulfil these requirements.

Bore pump installation from the team at BD Water.

Integrated service options

We operate across the water space, and we aim to be at the cutting edge of innovations, to provide the best solutions for your system.

One example is, with solar coming to the fore in Australia, we offer the option of bore pump and solar panel integration for the energy supply of the submersible pump and water bore system.

No matter the scope of the project

We can help with your water project, no matter if you have a water bore, a submersible pump or if you need a new bore. We can kick your project off the ground with our operations in drilling water bores, building new irrigation systems, and handling pump repairs.

Whatever you need, we’re happy to help. Contact us for a quote.

Water bores domestic, partner with BD Water the Mirrabooka experts.

Anyone can put down a bore pump,
but we ensure it is installed correctly.

Expertise

We employee technicians with experience in assessing bore pumps and handling bore pump repairs Perth. We only drill quality water bores and use the best bore pumps.

Integration

We are happy to integrate your bore pump with existing water bores or drill a new bore. If you have a system, we can work on pump repairs and reticulation connection.

Complete

We handle the full set-up and installation of your water bore pump, including electrical works and mechanical connections, as well as pump repairs and new bore drills.

Our Customers

What our clients and drillers say about us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a consultation and quote?

We offer both of those free. We will offer a quote once we have had time to go through a consultation with you, and in some cases view the property. This will ensure you get the most accurate quote possible. It also provides us with an opportunity to get to know you and your needs.

If the quote cannot be provided without testing your bore or system, we will discuss the costs of these services before doing anything, to ensure you are informed of any costs associated.

How long is the installation of a water bore in Perth?

Depending on the depth of the drilling, the construction of the hole itself can take longer.

Generally, for the Standard Superficial Aquifer or the Perth Hills Fractures, it takes us one day to drill and construct the bore. We can arrange to get your pump installation and connection to irrigation system the next day. In all, the project takes about 2 days.

Bores into the Mirrabooka and Leederville Aquifers are a longer process, as they require a pilot bore so that a wireline log is conducted and sent to Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for their approval, before the final bore and construction can be finalised. In this case, the project takes about a week once the drilling itself commences.

What is an Aquifer?

An aquifer is a body of water below the ground that is made of permeable rock, soil or clay that enables water to flow through it. Aquifers are generally referred to as confined and unconfined.

  • Unconfined Aquifers (eg. Superficial) are naturally able to transfer water with the environment around it, such as a river, lake or the ground surface above. These are generally closer to the surface. Due to the unconfined nature, these aquifers are readily accessed and can vary greatly in production quantity and quality.
  • Confined Aquifers (eg. Mirrabooka & Leederville) are separated and contained to a ground layer and area. These can still be extremely large, however, they are naturally sealed from other aquifers and environments, generally via an impermeable layer of clay, and should not blend with other aquifers. These bodies of water can still be accessed via a bore, although it is vital that they are sealed off during the drilling. As these bodies are enclosed, they can often produce very consistent production quantity and quality, usually at higher bore drilling costs, due to the depths and construction specifications required.
How much is a water bore drill in Perth?

It depends heavily on what you're looking to achieve with the bore and where you're drilling it.

Costing is generally worked out on a per meter basis, which will include drilling the bore, inserting the PVC casing and air developing of the bore until the water is clear of any muds.

BD Water rates (incl. GST):

  • Standard Superficial Aquifer 100 mm Mud Drilling: $ 100 /metre
  • Perth Hills Fractures 100 mm Hybrid Mud and Hammer Drilling: $ 120 /metre
  • Confined Aquifer Bores (Mirrabooka & Leederville): $450 - 550 /metre

Depths can vary depending on the area:

  • Superficial Mud: 20 - 50 metres
  • Superficial Granite: 30 - 100 metres
  • Confined Aquifers: 60 - 200 metres

If your area is mapped by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, you can get a guide for what depth you should expect for the superficial aquifer. The water maps aren't always correct - we'll be happy to give you insights into drilling in your are that we gather from our drilling jobs in your area.

How deep do you have to drill?

This can vary heavily, mainly it depends on where you’re drilling and what aquifer you’re targeting.

As a general guide:

  • Standard Superficial Aquifer: 15 - 50 metres
  • Perth Hills Fractures: 30 - 100 metres
  • Mirrabooka and Leederville Aquifers: 60 - 200 metres



The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation offers a guide map with the expected depth of the water bodies present in specific locations. Some areas are unmapped, as there is not sufficient information to estimate the depth of the aquifers. In the Perth Hills, drilling is slightly different, as we are targetting a fracture between rock bodies, and not an aquifer, so this area is never mapped.

This map is only a guideline for the depth of the drilling. Our drillers take soil samples every 1-2 metres to ensure we drill to the optimal depth for the best producing bore, so the depth can only be exactly determined during the drilling.

Do I need to apply for any licences?

Most residential bores do not need a licence to be drilled and utilised.

If you are doing any of the following you'll most likely need a groundwater licence to take water:

  • Irrigating more than 1/2 an acre (2,000 square meters)
  • Using the bore for commercial activity (feedlots, agriculture, construction, etc)
  • Looking to utilise a non-superficial aquifer (bores generally deeper than 60 metres)

Another type of licence is a 26D licence to drill a borehole, which you need in case you are:

  • Using the bore for commercial activity
  • Looking to drill into a confined or semi-confined aquifer (bores generally deeper than 60 metres)

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation offers a flow guide as to whether you require a license or not.

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