Hybrid rigs to get through rock
and drill bores in the Hills.

We understand how to overcome the challenge of Perth Hills water bore drilling. BD Water is experience in Hills drilling.

The changing soil and uneven ground of the Perth Hills make the bore drilling process a different type of job.

We use custom made hybrid rigs for these jobs.

It’s rocky, it’s difficult to drill due to the nature of the soils including fractured rock, which is hard to break through, so we need to use the air hammer type of drilling to get through the tougher parts. The clay and granite require a less abrasive type of drilling.

For these reasons, we use specified hybrid drilling rigs that include Air Hammer and Mud Drilling processes, so that we can get through whatever materials we find.

Uneven topography is par for the course in the Perth Hills. When drilling a Hills water bore, the first step is to find the right site and determine accessibility. The drill rig is a large assembly, mounted on a rigid truck and with a support truck. From there, the rig is set up and drilling can begin.

It’s an unforgiving area, but we have the skill and expertise to deal with it.

Water bore drilling in the Perth Hills specifically hill fractures.

Drilling in the hills is rocky,
we make it simple.

We don't promise the world

We are very upfront with the challenges of drilling in the Hills and risks involved for all parties. We deliver as best as possible, and we do everything in our power to find water, but if it physically doesn’t exist – and that is a real possibility – there’s nothing we can do.

Applying the right technique

It’s difficult to predict where water is in the majority of soils, but it gets even more complicated when dealing with the difficult soil of the Hills.

Our experienced and highly skilled drillers take soil samples every 2 metres to determine if we’ll find water, and which type of drilling to use.

Custom equipment for the Perth Hills

Due to the inconsistency of materials, it’s necessary to apply different drilling techniques. We have custom built our rigs especially for drilling through different layers of soil and to cope with the variety of soils of the Perth Hills water drilling.

You may not need us,
but we can certainly help


Not every driller is the same. Drilling is an artform, especially in the Hills. It requires experience with the challenges of drilling in the Perth Hills, but also craftsmanship to overcome such challenges.


We have a highly experienced team, adept at Hills drilling. Our drillers are some of the most experienced in the business and specifically in Hills drilling.


Our custom rigs are prepared to go through the different soils, swapping between processes efficiently. We’re always investing in new equipment to make sure we are on the cutting edge of the industry.

"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."

- Alarna Richards

"Very professional and great attention to detail. Will continue to use in the future, highly recommend you do too!"

- Gregg McCumesky

"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 !!!!"

- David Saunders

"Very professional and listened to all my requirements! Thanks again lads for going above and beyond, couldn't be happier!"

- Simon Starling

Frequently Asked Questions

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