How To Get Started With Your Water Bores

Posted on: 30 October 2019


If you, like many others, have been affected by the ongoing droughts across Australia and have decided enough is enough, you need another source of freshwater. Water bores could be exactly what you need. Unfortunately, to access this water, it is not as simple as just drilling down through the dirt, hoping to find water. There are steps you must go through before you are able to even begin drilling, and these are important to ensure you aren't breaking the law. Luckily they are quite easy to follow and make a lot of sense. 

Application For Drilling Water Bores

States and territories across Australia have different rules when it comes to drilling water bores, but for the most part, you will need some sort of government permission to tap into the groundwater below. If you are considering constructing water bores on your property, then meet with a nearby contractor who you trust, and then ask them what paperwork you need to do to get this journey started. You can try and figure it out on your own, but this can be a waste of time if you miss something, especially when you will need your experts to help you soon. Some contractors even fill out the applications for you as part of their service because they know how confusing it can be.

Bore Water Testing

You've got permission to drill, but now you need to know where you should drill. Not all water bores provide the same quality of water, and if you are in a more densely populated area, there could be little to no groundwater suitable for your needs. The deeper the groundwater is, the more likely it is to be shielded from man-made or natural contaminants. Sometimes even untouched water bores have toxic levels of one element or another simply from being located in an unlucky spot. If you are using water for farming or even home use, then this stage is especially vital.

Finding The Right Driller

Depending on whether or not you use your contractor for the first step, you may need to do this step earlier than it appears here. Basically, when looking for someone to drill water bores for you, you do need to make sure they have the correct drillers licence for that state. They should have the correct licence category for the work you want to have done. If you do get checked during construction, then saying, "I didn't know he wasn't registered to do this work" will not fly as an excuse. It is your job to know this information, and most contractors will happily provide it anyway. Then, you are all set and ready to get drilling.

 To learn more about water bores, contact a contractor in your area.