Water bores are just holes in the ground without pumps. A 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. This has led us to only work with 2 pump models on all of our installations - Lowara and Grundfos, as these are the most reliable brands supplied to Australia.
We suggest the appropriate model and size of the pump based entirely on your property goals, taking into account the bore and irrigation systems requirements.
Typically, we carry out pump installation once we have drilled your water bore. However, we are more than happy to install a pump if you have an existing bore.
We don’t stop at the pump installation either, we deal with the peripherals to ensure your required flow is met.
Whether you have a commercial or residential property, we can lift your existing pump and replace it with the new model, or simply supply and install the new pump.
Additionally, we handle bore pump repairs and maintenance.
Pumps come in all shapes, sizes, motor sizes, electrical wiring types, brands and so much more.
It is important for system efficiency and sustainability to choose the appropriate pump for the bore and irrigation needs. We only ever install pumps we believe will fulfil these requirements.
With solar coming to the fore in Australia, it was only a matter of time before we offered the option of bore pump and solar panel integration for the energy supply of the pump and system.
The solar system ensures there is energy to operate your system year-round, in an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way.
We can help you pump your water project, no matter where you are in the process of the installing your irrigation system. We can kick the project off the ground with you or come in and take over halfway through, whether it is a new installation or maintenance.
Whatever you need, we’re happy to help.
We employee highly skilled technicians with experience in assessing, lifting and installing pumps. We use only the highest quality of materials and pumps.
We are happy to integrate your bore pump with an existing system or a new system. If you have an existing setup, we’re happy to work with you to finish the job.
We handle the full set-up and installation of your water bore pump, including electrical work and mechanical connections to your new or existing irrigation system.
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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.
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.
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.
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):
Depths can vary depending on the area:
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.
This can vary heavily, mainly it depends on where you’re drilling and what aquifer you’re targeting.
As a general guide:
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.
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:
Another type of licence is a 26D licence to drill a borehole, which you need in case you are:
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation offers a flow guide as to whether you require a license or not.