BD Water drills bores to the optimal depth for producing the best water output given the irrigation system requirements.
We strive to get a sustainable water supply to ensure quality and consistency of flow; whether we drill a bore into the Standard Superficial Aquifer, the Perth Hills Fractures, or the Mirrabooka & Leederville Aquifers.
Standard Superficial Aquifer
Bores into the most shallow aquifer, mostly residential and agricultural.See more
Bores in the Perth Hills and surrounding highlands, into rocky grounds.See more
Mirrabooka & Leederville Aquifers
Bores into deeper aquifers for higher quality and quantity of water supply.See more
Our bore drillers are experienced in working with a variety of soil types, depth ranges, and are skilled in a full range of equipment, techniques, and methods.
We can drill to all depths and in a variety of surfaces, from the fractured rock of the Perth Hills or plane zones.
With in-house engineering and ongoing consultations with our selected bore drillers, we make sure everyone is in sync to achieve the best outcome, whether the goal is simply to put down a bore, to install a pump, or to complete the full design and build of irrigation systems.
We like to make things simple. So, we handle drilling from start to finish.
We consider the location and scope of the project before we put the team of drillers and technicians together. Whether it is a Superficial, Mirrabooka or Leederville bore, we have you covered.
Our team of experienced drillers has well-selected and customised rigs.
Water bore drilling in Perth doesn’t have to be complicated.
We are experienced across the water space. We offer professional bore drilling and any additional services related to the bore, namely installation of water meters and pumps.
We are happy to provide an obligation-free consultation to discuss your project scope and goals for the bore. With this assessment, we can plan the best approach to your needs.
If required, we can integrate the pump installation and irrigation system mechanical and electrical connection, to make getting water even easier.
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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.
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.
Yes, it’s possible to install a bore that will feed yours and your neighbour’s homes. Usually, neighbours sign a Bore Sharing Agreement that covers costs and duties, as well as usage of the bore for each party. The bore will be located in one of the properties and connected to the 2 different irrigation systems.
We can take care of the whole process, from the agreement, to the drilling of a new bore (if required), to the mechanical connection to both systems.
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.
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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.
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.