BD Water takes care of any water bore services required. We start with the bore drilling, and we can complete any scope of bore servicing around Perth. From sizing, supplying and installing water bore pumps, to integrating the water bore and pump system to solar power sources, and installing water bore meters to meet any regulations, we have you covered.

Water bore pump installation and submersible pump repairs.

Bore Pumps

Supply and installation of bore pump for water bore and irrigation needs.

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Solar panels installation for water bore pump.

Solar Systems

Integration of solar system into water bore and pump for irrigation.

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Water bore metering in Western Australia for water licence.

Bore Meters

Water bore meter installation as per DWER metering rules and guidelines.

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Additional services to reach the
full potential of any water bore.

We drill and we service water bores

BD Water is not simply a water bore servicing business. We work with water bore pumps, solar power integration and water meters. We are also your bore drillers.

We can be with you every step of the way and make sure that from the moment we drill your bore, we have your end goal in mind.

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We work for your goal

With in-house engineering and consultations with our bore drillers, we make sure everyone is in sync to achieve the best outcome. Whether you are looking to drill or re-drill a water bore, to install a bore pump, automate it, or to power it with solar energy.

Our goal is to make water simple. So, we handle water bores end to end.

We take care of all the regulations

With our in-house licensing team, we are always on top of the guidelines and regulations from DWER.

From any licences to drill and take groundwater, to all the specifications of a water meter installation, you don't have to worry about legislations or paperwork - we will take care of everything for you.

Bore drilling team BD Water based in Perth, Western Australia, City of Swan.

You may not want the full scope of our work,
but we take all our experience and knowledge to any job.

Integration

We are experienced in the water space. We drill any Perth water bore, install bore pumps and reticulation systems. From each job, we learn, to provide quality water bore services.

Engineering

Our in-house engineering team works with our bore drillers and technicians to integrate and achieve the best result in any water bore pump, solar panel and bore meter installation.

Consultation

We are always happy to discuss water. So we offer completely free and obligation-free consultations to discuss your water projects and see what's the best way we can help.

Our Customers

What our clients and drillers say about us.

This is BD Water did a fantastic job. A quote which explained everything, the work carried out in a timely manner and follow up once job was done. Highly recommend them to anyone.
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Very professional and great attention to detail. Will continue to use in the future, highly recommend you do too!
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Very professional and the quality of work is A1, I can tell this company is passionate in providing the very best advice and service. So happy to see green green grass again !!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a bore meter?

In short - yes, if you have a water licence for more than 10,000 kL/a, and want to keep your full allocation (if you're not fully utilising your allocation, licence trading allows you to sell part or your full licence - more info on Licence Trading).

In some cases smaller allocations will also require a meter. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has / will notify licensees where applicable.

Since 31 December 2020, all licences for 10,000 kL + require meters to have been installed on all drawpoints. If you have not installed a meter yet, please contact us or another provider ASAP.

How do you connect the new bore to my existing system?

We disconnect the existing system from the mains and simply change its water source to the new bore, connected by the piping system. The controller can be rewired to the new box. This is a simple turn-key solution that we carry out in most integration systems.

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.

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: $ 99 /metre
  • Perth Hills Fractures 100 mm Hybrid Mud and Hammer Drilling: $ 132 /metre
  • Confined Aquifer Bores (Mirrabooka & Leederville): custom quote is required, as costs depend on site characteristics

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 do I get a bore drilled?

Speak to us.

BD Water has all your water bore needs covered. We can construct Level 1 (Standard Superficial Aquifer and Perth Hills Fractures) and Level 2 (Confined; Mirrabooka and Leederville Aquifers) bores.

Drilling contractors generally specialise in a particular type of drilling and area, where they’re comfortable they’ll get the best results. That’s why we have multiple different rig set-ups and operators to ensure we can get the very best result in every situation.

All our drillers are licensed and some of the very best in the business.

You can otherwise look to engage a drilling service yourself. Unfortunately the quality of work varies greatly in this industry which can easily result in an undesired outcome. Be careful going for the cheapest service provider, as this can often result in a disappointing outcome when corners are cut and quotes are purposely underpriced to win the job.

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: 20 - 50 metres - we drill past the water table and into the water producing sands of the aquifer, to help prevent your bore from future dry-up as the water tables (static water beds underground) are becoming thinner and in some areas disappear altogether
  • 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.

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